Berlinale 2017 Review: THE ERLPRINCE, The Polish Donnie Darko of Coming of Age Dramas

Emerging Polish director Kuba Czekaj demonstrates genre acrobatics in melancholic coming-of-age The Erlprince

Rotterdam 2017 Review: Slovak Rape Drama FILTHY Examines Plight of Victim

Bleak Slovak drama investigates rape trauma and thorny path to overcome it through the eyes of a victim

Rotterdam 2017 Review: Social Satire A DECENT WOMAN Conjures Up Anarchism From A Nudistic Swinger Club

A Decent Woman marries European formalism to Latin American temperament in a social satire embracing anarchism and clothes-optional policy

Slamdance 2017 Review: Psychedelic Fun and Cosmic Questions Abound in AUTOMATIC AT SEA

After his satire on the utopia of Gen Y, The Woods, Matthew Lessner returns with a new feature, Automatic at Sea, a psychedelic chamber piece with flair.   A boy meets a girl. The boy invites the girl to his...

Slamdance 2017 Review: WEATHER HOUSE Roofs Absurdism and Minimalism For Timely Allegory

The initial setup of Weather House, the directorial feature debut by Frauke Havemann (co-directed by Erik Schefter) remains basic throughout the whole duration of the film. A group of people whose relations are not disclosed and who could easily be...

Review: WE ARE THE FLESH, A Paean to Liberty, Designed as a Fairy-tale for Adults

Emiliano Rocha Minter, a 26-year-old budding filmmaker from Mexico, emerged with his feature debut at International Film Festival Rotterdam early in 2016, finished only a couple of days before landing in Netherlands. It wasn't his first visit to Rotterdam, though....

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year, 23 Screen Anarchists from 11 countries around the globe shared with us 129 films for consideration in our collective top ten movies of 2016. Our criteria was simple: an individual contributor could include a film on their ballot...

WASTELAND: Quality Television Made in the Czech Republic

HBO Europe rolls out a bleak mystery miniseries Wasteland

Made in Prague Film Festival 2016 Preview: A Rundown of the New Czech Cinema Presented in the UK

Made in Prague summarizes the last two years in the Czech film production

Czech Film Archive Discovers Méliès Films, Long Believed to Have Been Lost

Czech National Film Archive discovered Méliès´ lost film Match de Prestidigitation

Warsaw 2016 Review: In PARK, the Greek New Wave Becomes Pan-European

Sofia Exarchou elevates the Greek New Wave to the global level while remaining firmly anchored within it. Park is essentially European affair, a fine example of reverse glocalization, tackling highly actual and profoundly pan-European topic and execution easily transferable beyond the turf of the Old Continent

Review: THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW: CONAN Meets JACKASS on Acid and Dada

The surreal, weird and anarchistic brand of humor thrusts The Eric André Show beyond parody plane manifesting André and his team´s efforts to take risks with loads of punk, dada and absurdity.

Warsaw 2016 Preview: Central and Eastern European Cinema and Beyond

Phoenix City will be hosting the 32nd edition of the Warsaw Film Festival, running from 7 until 16 October. The programmers have prepared a rich line-up, shining a light on productions from the Central and Eastern regions of Europe, while...

Toronto 2016 Review: Bulgarian Drama GODLESS Depicts Moral Decay in an Eastern European Dystopia

Ralitza Petrova, an emerging filmmaker from Bulgaria, unveiled her powerful debut outing Godless recently at the Locarno Film Festival, where she ended up standing in the spotlight and holding the Golden Leopard award. She thus joined the ranks of talented...

Locarno 2016 Review: In ENDLESS POETRY, Alejandro Jodorowsky Ups the Ante

Chilean born Alejandro Jodorowsky can be called many things: Mystic, sage, tarot master, director, screenwriter, actor, mime, graphic novel scribe, healer, philosopher, novelist, playwright, spiritual guru. All that and more could fit on his resume... if he was a man...

Bruce Campbell Ain't Afraid of No Evil in ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2 Red Band Trailer

More hailing to the king will begin this October as Bruce Campbell repeats his role of Ashley J. Williams. A blast from the past, the retro/nostalgia fad on small screens is dusting off properties such as eagerly anticipated groundbreaking 90s...

Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS: First Trailer

British scribe Neil Gaiman is a pop culture juggernaut, responsible for a myriad of novels, short stories, films, television series, graphic novels and radio shows. Coming into awareness as a fantasy writer, his magnum opus is a series of graphic...

Review: PREACHER, No More Waiting for God

Superhero comics are no longer the only material from the realm of sequential art suitable for big or small screen adaption. Terry Zwigoff shared that opinion back in the early aughts. In the latest fad, the small screen is becoming...

Karlovy Vary 2016: Central and East European Cinema in the Spotlight

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival wrapped its 51st edition and the display of new Central and East European cinema with the award-giving ceremony. Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu was picked for the Grand Prix in the main competition for his independently...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2016

One year ago, we arrived at the mid-year point in high spirits. We all marveled at the new Mad Max, got turned Inside Out by Pixar, and were seduced by Ex Machina. So we published our favorites as a nice...