Fantastic Fest 2nd Wave Led by ARRIVAL, HANDMAIDEN, BAD BATCH

Whoo-whee! This is an exciting time of the year as festival announcements are coming thick and fast. TIFF has fully revealed its extensive program, Venice is out there, and NYFF will be close behind. But right in the middle of...

AMERICAN HONEY Gets a New Boss-filled Trailer

One of our favorite films at this year's Cannes fest was Andrea Arnold's Americana-soaked celebration of youth, American Honey. Ahead of its September 30 stateside release, A24 has released a new teaser for the film that features Bruce Springsteen (alongside...

Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER Freshens Up the Tried and True Western

Bank robbers. Texas Rangers. A sun-drenched landscape. Oil derricks. Tumbleweeds. A loose cannon ex-con. A brother just trying to do the right thing. An aging lawman on the doorstep of retirement. Throw it all in a blender and you're bound...

Sundance Next Fest 2016 Preview: Indie Film Indulgence Descends on DTLA

One of the coolest events in downtown LA the past few summers has been Sundance's version of a fun festival weekend: Sundance Next Fest. While Next Fest may not be the high-powered industry fest that its wintertime sibling is, it...

Toronto 2016 Vanguard Announcement Led by Amirpour, Du Welz, and Nacho Vigalondo

TIFF's Vanguard Program(me) always features some of the most innovative filmmakers on the international scene. Ana Lily Amirpour is just that and her debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night made everyone sit up and ask what else...

Wheatley, Wingard, 'Mo Bros. Lead Toronto 2016 Midnight Madness Announcement

We shoulda seen it coming when Free Fire, the latest from UK madman Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise), was announced to be having its "European" Premiere at BFI London in October. That's code for "It's headed to TIFF!" Indeed it...

Review: GLEASON, A True Triumph of Filmmaking

Clay Tweel has been involved in some of the most entertaining documentaries in recent years including his producing role in The King of Kong, right up through his directing turn on both Print the Legend and last year's brilliantly witty...

Traverse City Film Fest 2016: 5 Can't Miss Picks

Northern Michigan's Traverse City Film Festival was founded in 2005 by documentarian Michael Moore with the mission to bring "just great movies" to his hometown. With a board of directors that includes Larry Charles, Jeff Daniels, Tom Morello, and numerous...

Melbourne 2016: ScreenAnarchy Does MIFF

Celebrating its 65th edition, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has revealed its full program. With the festival now less than a week away, let's take a look at the highlights, some personal recommendations, and ScreenAnarchy reviewed gems from festivals...

Now On Blu-ray: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, JUST DESSERTS, GREEN ROOM, And THE WAVE

Time to catch up on a diverse quartet of recent Blu-ray releases that are definitely worth your time. This time around we take a look at Mamoru Hosoda's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in a deluxe Blu-ray edition from...

Sundance Next Fest Lineup Descends on DTLA

Sundance has done a great job of evolving their Next Fest Los Angeles mini film festival into a film and music-filled weekend at downtown LA's trendy Ace hotel and theater. This year's fest runs August 12-14 and the list of...

Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn & Elle Fanning Talk THE NEON DEMON and the Art of Rewriting

On a balmy afternoon in the Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles, ScreenAnarchy joined a few hipster film journos on a trip to a castle at the top of a hill. Inside the castle filled with taxidermied beasts, Nicolas Winding...

Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, Funny and Heartfelt

Taika Waititi can do no wrong. From his wonderful short films to his features, and through his work on the hilarious TV show Flight of the Conchords, all of his efforts have been pitch perfect. Yet because of his last...

Seattle 2016: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Takes Home Top Prize, GLEASON & GIRL ASLEEP Also Honored

It's the end of a long journey for those involved in the massive Seattle International Film Festival with over three weeks in the books. SIFF's Golden Space Needle Awards were handed out this morning and it was Matt Ross's Sundance-premiering...

Cannes 2016: Next's VR Programming Round Up + The Quest For Monetization

Like most major film festivals these days, Cannes has jumped into the exploration of VR programming as well. The market sidebar dubbed Next has been around for a while, but this year was expanded to a much more prominent location...

Seattle 2016 Preview: Twitch Picks 10 From A Mighty Program

Seattleites are blessed with one of the world's largest and best attended film festivals and it's time to turn our attention to the PacNW. Yes it's SIFF time again and although the festival officially kicked off last Thursday, don't you...

Cannes 2016 Review: THE RED TURTLE Sublimely Tugs Our Strings

Human emotions can be fragile, unpredictable things. However, they can sometimes also be pretty damned predictable. Show someone a kitten and they'll feel an emotional pang. Show a human going through the stages of life from youth to life's logical...

Now On Blu-ray: KRAMPUS And THE WITCH, Two Very Different Takes On Folk Horror

Over the last few weeks a pair of very different films that both center around folk stories have arrived on Blu-ray in the US. Michael Dougherty's long awaited follow-up to his suprise cult hit Trick 'R Treat is another holiday...

Cannes 2016 Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER Does Outlaw Justice Darn Right

Bank robbers. Texas Rangers. A sun-drenched landscape. Oil derricks. Tumbleweeds. A loose cannon ex-con. A brother just trying to do the right thing. An aging lawman on the doorstep of retirement. Throw it all in a blender and you're bound...

Cannes 2016 Review: AMERICAN HONEY Captures A Generation's Spirit With Aplomb

Only a few times in a generation does a film speak to youth in a lasting and powerful way. Films like Rebel Without A Cause, Easy Rider, and Kids all tapped into their respective contemporary consciousnesses with the effect of...