Blu-ray Review: Criterion Kills With THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

21 years ago on Valentine's Day in 1991, The Silence of the Lambs was unleashed in theatres. Romantic, eh? In any case, the film wasn't expected to have the impact that it did, being released in February. However, Jonathan Demme's adaptation...

Review: ARE WE NOT CATS, a Hair-Pulling Winner

Adapted from a short film of the same name, Are We Not Cats is a surprising and bold piece of filmmaking by director Xander Robin. It tells the story of a young man, Eliezer (Michael Patrick Nicholson), who is swiftly...

Natasha Kermani on Crafting IMITATION GIRL

One of the more unique films I've seen lately is Natasha Kermani's Imitation Girl, a sci-fi indie drama that's made a splash on the festival circuit. The film stars Lauren Ashley Carter (Premium Rush, Darling, Jug Face) in dual roles --- one as...

FANGORIA Rises From the Grave

Nobody expected the late, lamented Fangoria Magazine to return from the ashes. Yesterday, a few teasers hit the web and social media. One was in the form of static-filled, dancing TV color bars. Another was a short video with a...

Blu-ray Review: DRAG ME TO HELL Stuns

Wow, so it's been awhile since I've seen Sam Raimi's fun parable/rollercoaster ride of a film, Drag Me To Hell. This 2009 horror film starring Allison Lohman and Justin Long is classic Raimi. You've got the crazy, kinetic camera work with...

Blu-ray Review: THREADS Still Destroys

In 1984, a television movie played by the BBC scarred an entire generation. Directed by Mick Jackson (who went on to direct Chattahoochee, The Bodyguard, and Volcano) and written by Barry Hinds, Threads is a docudrama that portrayed the probable after-effects...

68 KILL Blu-ray Review: Neo-Grindhouse Still Polarizes, Thrills

Back in August, I interviewed director Trent Haaga and actor (sometimes director) Matthew Gray Gubler at Fantasia for their new movie, 68 Kill. You can read that interview here and Josh Hurtado's review here. If you read both articles, you'll...

Oxford Film Festival Unveils 2018 Line Up

[Pictured above: a promo image of The Last Movie Star, with Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter.] The Oxford Film Festival in Oxford, Mississippi has revealed the film schedule for its 15th edition today. The line up includes Adam Rifkin's latest, The...

ScreenAnarchy's Favourite Films of 2017

Another year over, and what an annus horribilis it proved to be in so many ways. But away from the political atrocities that took place in pretty much every country you care to mention, and the sexual harassment scandals that...

Review: KALEIDOSCOPE Is Beautiful and Fragmented

Lots of mentally fragile guys are obsessed with their mothers, especially when it comes to cinematic tropes. Of course, there's Psycho, a giant of a film and a close cousin to Rupert Jones' debut feature, Kaleidoscope. Out today on VOD...

Blu-ray Review: FIRE WALK WITH ME Still Burns Hot

David Lynch's oft-maligned film Fire Walk With Me has been recently released by the Criterion Collection, and it's way past time. The film has also steadily been gaining acceptance for daring to be much, much darker than the television show --- finally....

Review: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY Reveals the Star's True Self

Hedy Lamarr was one of Hollywood's most beautiful stars. She was known for her amazing face and propensity to stand up for herself in the old Hollywood boy's club -- a feminist before the word was invented.  But it wasn't...

Review: In THELMA, Nothing Happens Without a Butterfly Effect

Directed by Joachim Trier, Thelma follows the titular character played by Ellie Harboe -- a young, beautiful student -- as she ventures to Oslo, Norway for school. Growing up is hard enough, but when you have acute seizures and come from a staunch...

Blu-ray Review: RED CHRISTMAS Kills

I first saw Red Christmas at Fantasia in 2016, and then again in September 2017 at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. Star Dee Wallace (Cujo, E.T.) was in attendance at both festivals, but it was at HIFF where she gave an impassioned...

Tonight in LA! Hero Complex Hosts THOR: RAGNAROK Art Show

Hey LA! If you're part of --- or follow --- geek culture in southern California, it's quite likely that you know all about the cool art space known as the Hero Complex Gallery. Within its walls, top artists pay...

Blu-ray Review: THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES Chills

Out today from our friends at Scream Factory comes the eagerly awaited home release of The Poughkeepsie Tapes. This film has been hovering at cult status for years, ever since its 2007 Tribeca Film Festival screening, where it was bought by...

Crowdfund This: ITSY BITSY Mixes Practical FX and Charatcter Actors in a Return to 80s Genre

From the look of the trailer, Itsy Bitsy is a return to solid character acting (Denise Crosby! Bruce Davison!) and practical creature special effects with its animatronic spiders. Director Micah Gallo has put together a pretty slick-looking genre film outside of the...

Blu-ray Review: THE DEVIL'S CANDY Continues to Rock

Out today on Blu-ray and DVD from Scream Factory, The Devil's Candy, is Sean Byrne's hard-rocking horror flick. You may have seen that we've given a lot of support to this film, and that's simply because it's awesome. You can read Todd's...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GEMINI Lifts the Veil of the Hollywood Machine

Director Aaron Katz (Cold Weather, Dance Party USA) is back with a film about the entrenched weirdness of his adopted city. Gemini stars Zoe Kravitz as Heather, a beautiful movie star hounded by paparazzi, and Jill (Lola Kirke), her personal...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GERALD'S GAME Is Oscar Worthy

Warning: spoilers ahead. For the record, I never cracked open Stephen King's Gerald's Game because I just couldn't take what the cover --- a pair of handcuffs hanging from a bedpost, its top carved into a crouching, hurting woman ---...