Blu-ray Review: Criterion's MILDRED PIERCE Stuns

What exactly is Mildred Pierce? Is it a drama? A film noir? A proto-feminist declaration? You could argue that the Hollywood watermark is all of the above. Directed by Micaael Curtiz and starring the indomitable Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce is freshly out on...

Now on Blu-Ray: MEN & CHICKEN and KLOWN FOREVER, A Delightful Danish Duo From Drafthouse Films

There must be something funny in the water in Denmark because they definitely have a knack for comedy. Drafthouse Films recently released a pair of hilarious Danish films on Blu-ray and DVD and we're here to give you the low...

Blu-ray Review: THE ASPHALT JUNGLE Is Near Perfect

John Huston was one of the greatest mid-century (or ever) American directors. He directed The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Key Largo, Prizzi's Honor, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Annie, and The Misfits, among others. Huston had previously been an opera singer, and enjoyed a...

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...

Screen Anarchists On ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

(Do anarchists like rogues and rebels, or is there a disturbance in The Force?) Earlier this week I managed to get into a 3D IMAX screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and I was surprised to notice...

PATRIOTS DAY Is Exploitative Hollywood at Its Worst

Out nationwide on January 13 (New York and LA on December 21) Patriots Day is the first big-screen adaptation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings carried out by the Tsarnaev brothers. Directed by Peter Berg and staring Mark Wahlberg (the...

Blu-ray Review: BLACK CHRISTMAS Reigns

Canadian director Bob Clark (A Christmas Story, Murder By Decree) tragically left this mortal realm in a car crash in 2007, but his legacy of work lives on. He worked in several genres, but in horror, his 1970s masterpiece Black...

The Many Faces of Dame Judi Dench

Today sees the 82nd birthday of Dame Judi Dench, so this week we dedicate the quiz to her! A renowned actress for over six decades, she achieved worldwide fame at age 60 when she took on the role of "M"...

Blu-ray Review: DREAMSCAPE Rocks

In 1984, a weird film called Dreamscape hit theaters. Starring Dennis Quaid as Alex Gardner and Kate Capshaw as Jane DeVries, this film is about a man with extraordinary powers of the mind. He's reluctantly brought in to assist on a...

Sundance 2017 Drops Final Feature Wave

One of the most prestigious festivals in the world -- Sundance -- dropped its final wave of feature programming for its 2017 edition today. Last week, we covered the NEXT and competition titles. There are a ridiculous amount of films...

Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen Star in DEATH STRANDING Trailer

Over the weekend, the new Lovecraftian trailer for Death Stranding from Kojima Hideo (Metal Gear Solid) and his  new studio Kojima Productions dropped. Normally, I don't cover games, but this trailer is so jaw dropping, so realistic, cinematic, and filled...

Blu-Ray Review: Criterion's TRILOGIA DE GUILLERMO DEL TORO Stuns

What more can you say about Guillermo del Toro, one of our most beloved living filmmakers? He's a master of his craft, and Criterion knows it. Having released his work before, Criterion has recently released the Triologia de Guillermo del...

Morbido Fest 2016 Review: ARE WE NOT CATS Purrs

I didn't get to see as many films as I would have liked to at Morbido 2016, but Are We Not Cats was one of them. I'm glad to have seen this surprising and bold piece of filmmaking. Directed by...

Morbido Fest 2016 Recap: Days 4 - 5

Ah, if only I'd been able to write all of this while I'd been at Morbido 2016. But when traveling, sometimes the wifi gods won't enable us to get on with our work. Anyway: Day 4 I have breakfast with...

Morbido Fest 2016 Recap: Days 1 - 3

There is a magical place in Mexico City, and it is Morbido Fest. Day 1 Wednesday night, the opening night ceremony took place, but just before that, us filmmakers were treated to a private reception of freshly baked breads, a...

Morbido Fest Unleashes Upon Mexico City Tonight!

Morbido Fest 2016 goes from November 2 - 6 in Mexico City this year, and I can't tell you how excited I am.  It's my first Morbido, and the second time I've had a short film in the festival. (Last...

Blu-ray Review: THE EXORCIST III

Out this week from Scream Factory, comes The Exorcist III. It's a brand-new 2K scan and the release I received, The Collector's Edition, provided both the theatrical and director's cuts. What's interesting with the latter is that it contains footage of...

Now on Blu-Ray: WHAT WE BECOME

Out now, Scream Factory's new release for the Danish horror film What We Become tells the story of a small neighborhood in chaos as a viral outbreak happens. Whatever the sickness is, isn't revealed, but that's not what matters here. Writer-director...

Shudder Provides Perfect Halloween Binge Watching

You may have heard about Shudder, the new streaming service backed by AMC (yes the very AMC known for Mad Men) aimed at rabid horror movie fans. I'd only glimpsed a fraction of what the service had to offer ---...

Boston TerrorThon Unleashes FOUND FOOTAGE 3D, THE WAILING, THE MASTER CLEANSE, Shorts & More

As we descend deeper into fall, the scares ramp up in theatres across the globe. For Boston-area filmgoers, that means an amazing amount of spooky films to choose from. From tomorrow, October through Sunday, October 16, the Somerville Theatre will...