Post-Apocalypse! Synthesizers! Watch NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM Short Now!

We've been following the post-apocalyptic action adventure short Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom for some time because it's just a lot of fun. And now you can watch the complete short film, before it becomes a feature. Here's the...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE YOUNG OFFENDERS Elevates a Comic Tale With Fresh Honesty

Rowdy, raucous, and rude, The Young Offenders is a blast of adolescence without angst, a juvenile movie that is surprisingly cheerful, even as its young heroes straddle the thin line between criminality and, well, not being a straight-up criminal. Conor...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE HIGH FRONTIER Tests the Borders of Tension

Baby, it's cold outside. The family at the heart of The High Frontier (original title: Na granicy) doesn't feel very warm toward each other, though. As the movie begins and a father and his two sons drive deeper and deeper...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: ScreenAnarchy Writers Choose Our Top 10 Most Anticipated Films

This is our favorite time of the year. It's Fantastic Fest time when our enormous group of ScreenAnarchy writers descends on the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar to watch a ton of great movies and eat and drink way too much....

The Many Faces Of Jessica Lange

This week sees the premiere of Andy Tennant's comedy Wild Oats, about naughty older women living it up on an accidentally acquired five million dollar cheque. And one of these 'scoundrettes' is played by Jessica Lange. A model bursting into...

Blu-ray Review: CAT PEOPLE, Subtle and Stunning, All Over Again

Shadows, shadows, and more shadows. Shadows are everywhere in Cat People (1942), and the first time I saw it, I thought it was an imaginative way to disguise its low-budget production. So it is, but it's also far more than...

Criterion in December 2016: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, ROMA and HEART OF A DOG

What do cinephiles dream about during the holiday season? According to the Criteiron Collection, it's all about classic films, such as John Huston's galvanic The Asphalt Jungle and Luis Buñuel's eye-raising comedy The Exterminating Angel. And contemporary titles, like Heart...

Exclusive Clip: BLOOD TRAP - "I Don't Like This At All" (And With Good Reason)

Not for the faint of heart -- or for those at a place of employment or work of some kind or in the public eye or on an airplane or (probably) if your mother or father or child or (possibly)...

Review: SNOWDEN Means Well

Sturdy and sincere, Oliver Stone's Snowden is an admirable ox, intent on delivering a warning message about the dangers of the U.S. government and its surveillance program upon its own citizens. Simultaneously, the film diligently and respectfully canonizes Edward Snowden,...

Fantastic Fest 2016: Short Film Lineup Gets Bloody and Weird and Wild and More

Curated by Peter Kuplowsky, a festival programmer who has contributed to this site in the past, the 41 short films that will screen during the upcoming Fantastic Fest sound ... fantastic. It feels like cheating to use that word, but...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: BAR BAHAR (IN BETWEEN) Trailer Teases a Vibrant Experience

Our exclusive debut of the trailer for Bar Behar (In Between) reveals a vibrant experience. Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this coming Sunday, September 11, the movie revolves around three women who share...

Night Visions 2016: November Edition Beckons With HIGH-RISE, THE WAILING, More

We hereby declare today Festival Announcement Day! The first wave of announcements from the November 2016 edition of the Night Visions International Film Festival has arrived, joining a bevy of other festivals making known their lineups in what could easily...

Review: THE WILD LIFE, A Mild Belgian Take on ROBINSON CRUSOE

The English-language title of a new animated film from Belgium is a play on words that is only accurate in the most literal terms possible. Gentle and good-hearted as it is, The Wild Life is clearly targeted at patient young...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: INTERCHANGE Trailer Debuts an Unsettling Supernatural Noir

The first full trailer for Dain Said's Interchange gave me shivers, even though it's quite warm where I live. The supernatural noir is entirely unsettling, at least according to the imagery, sounds, and general atmosphe of the trailer. The film...

Blu-ray Review: DER BUNKER Is Still Really Weird

Nikias Chryssos' Der Bunker was one of the oddball breakout films of last year. This debut feature from the director follows the strange story of a student looking for a room to rent so he can work on a long...

THE BODYGUARD Exclusive Clip: Andy Lau Leaps Stairs, Fights Bad Guys

Andy Lau looking stylish! Stairs looking endless! Villains looking villainous! Our exclusive clip from The Bodyguard features all those things, and more. Sammo Hung directed the drama, his first full-fledged directorial effort in about 20 years. Synopsis: In a small...

Critical Distance: In This Movie, Your Sweet Is My Sour

In 1979, I drove a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair from my family home in the San Fernando Valley to my job in the Wilshire district of Los Angeles every day. Depending on traffic, the commute took 30-45 minutes. My car only...

ARQ: New Trailer and Poster, As Twisty Sci-Fi Flick Heads to Toronto and Netflix

Don't you just hate waking up in the morning and getting smacked around by masked intruders? That's what happens to poor Robbie Amell in this sci-fi scenario that has more than a whiff of Groundhog Day in the time-looping element....

Review: KLOWN FOREVER, Smashing Through the 'Forbidden' Sign With Great Glee

Tragedy is easy. Comedy is hard. And making a comedy sequel is impossible Four years ago, Klown (original Danish title: Klovn) blew into worldwide cinematic consciousness as a wickedly funny, perversely smutty, and utterly original comedy. Born on a television...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: WITHOUT NAME Teaser and Poster, Ethereal and Mysterious

Our exclusive teaser for Without Name is very much a tease, suggesting a rich, ethereal and mysterious environment without giving away plot details. For that, we have this: Synopsis: Land surveyor Eric, alienated from urban existence and those who love...