Review: FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, A Tale of Melancholy

A cloud of melancholy hangs over the eight episodes that comprise Feud: Bette and Joan, a limited series that has completed its run on U.S. cable network FX. Nostalgia creeps in at the edges and occasionally threatens to overwhelm the...

Mysterious THE MIST AND THE MAIDEN Teaser

Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, The Mist and the Maiden (La niebla y la doncella) investigates the mystery of a young man whose corpse is found in a forest. As the synopsis explains, the forest is located "on...

Watch First ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT Trailer, Just Because

Heading for release in Hong Kong on June 29, Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight follows what happens when "a monster from Lung's favorite animation appears in the city ... and turns people into zombies." That's from the rather lengthy plot summary...

70s Rewind: ZARDOZ, Much More Than Sean Connery Running Around in a Loincloth

James Bond running around in a loincloth. That may be the singular image that comes to mind when Zardoz is mentioned. If another image pops, it's likely "giant statue of a head flying through the air." Out of context, the...

Mads Mikkelsen to Wage War on the Elements in ARCTIC, A Survival Thriller

Stranded in the Arctic, Mads Mikkelsen must fight to survive. Ticket sold! Admittedly, I'm an easy mark for anything involving Mads Mikkelsen, whose career I have happily followed ever since seeing him in Flickering Lights (2000). Others here at ScreenAnarchy...

Exclusive Clip: ZEN DOG, Dreaming Across the Country

In our exclusive clip from Zen Dog, a young man finds something that will prove to be extremely valuable. According to the synopsis: "Trapped by daily routine, a man (Kyle Gallner) experiences complete freedom by dreaming himself across the country...

Criterion in July 2017: Albert Brooks' LOST IN AMERICA, Rossellini's War Trilogy, Tarkovsky's STALKER, Bresson's L'ARGENT

The Criterion Collection's slate for July 2017 sells itself, to be honest. Albert Brook's Lost in America is one of my personal, all-time favorites. Others may prefer Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy, or Robert Bresson's final film L'argent....

Watch Chrzu's Wild Comedy Short THE CONTRACT Before Its Sequel Premieres

We are pleased to present the internet premiere of The Contract, a short comedy written and directed by Finnish filmmaker CHRZU. His short film Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom first caught our attention back in 2014 and he's been...

Tribeca 2017: SON OF SOFIA, Watch an Exclusive, Intriguing Clip

Set for its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Son of Sofia appears to be a coming of age story that is told from a refreshing angle. Here's a synopsis: After her celebrated debut, The Eternal Return of Antonis...

ALENA Trailer: Just Your Average Cutthroat Lesbian Schoolgirl Romance

Why do you do it? If you're rich and in power, why don't you just enjoy your privileged position and leave the rest of us alone? Nope. That's not good enough for you. You've got to make the less privileged...

SENSE8, Season 2 Trailer: What Is Going On?

I confess: I watched the first four episodes of Season 1 of Sense8 on Netflix, and then placed it on my back burner. The visual compositions of the Wachowskis are undoubtedly striking, but the hyper-activity of the storyline, jumping around...

Review: THE TICKET, Once I Was Blind, Now I Am a Jerk

Murmured words are shared between a man and woman in the intimate opening moments of Ido Fluk's character drama, accompanied by indistinct images in motion. What emerges clearly is the man relating a tale about a lottery ticket and God,...

Screen Anarchists On: GHOST IN THE SHELL (Live Action)

I don't think we've ever featured a title more fit to be given a group-review than Rupert Sanders' live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. A huge-scale re-imagining of several beloved source materials, the film is literally surrounded by...

PHOENIX FORGOTTEN Trailer: Teens, UFO Sightings, Found Footage ... What Could Go Wrong?

A truly impressive group of producers, including Ridley Scott, Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin, Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon, are credited for Phoenix Forgotten, directed by Justin Barber and written by Barber and Nowlin. It's inspired by a true event, namely,...

70s Rewind: DAYS OF HEAVEN, Still Astonishing

Terrence Malick's latest film, Song to Song, opened quietly in the U.S. recently, and it's very much an example of populist experimental cinema. As I sat in a theater yesterday afternoon, struggling to stay awake and pay attention to the...

Night Visions 2017: Killer Female Directors Lead Genre Fest Lineup with PREVENGE, RAW, XX and More

The superbly-curated Night Visions International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its spring edition, which is led by Prevenge, Raw and X in the "Killer Female Directors" section. The biggest genre festival in Scandinavia takes over the lovely city...

THE BOOK OF HENRY First Trailer: Neighborhood Justice, JURASSIC WORLD-Style

Colin Trevorrow made his feature directorial debut with Safety Not Guaranteed, a loose-limbed and weirdly comic movie with science-fiction themes that was fresh and enjoyable. Then he was plucked out of the indie realm to helm Jurassic World, a big...

A DARK SONG U.S. Trailer: Bracing, Disturbing, Unnerving

A new trailer for Liam Gavin's A Dark Song is intended to promote the film's upcoming U.S. release, but instead it has ruined my day. That's because it reminds me of my first viewing of the movie, when it made...

New BERLIN SYNDROME Trailer: Skin, Get Ready to Crawl

Watching the new trailer for Berlin Syndrome made me feel distinctly uncomfortable. Teresa Palmer stars as an Australian photojournalist who falls for an apparently charming man (Max Riemelt) while on vacation in Europe. After a night of (presumed) romance, she...

Critical Distance: What Movies Have You Loved in 2017?

What movies have you seen that you loved this year? Anything? In wide release, I've quite enjoyed Logan, Get Out, The Belko Experiment, John Wick 2 and A Cure for Wellness. Logan lived up to my high hopes, a reminder...