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....

Fantastic Fest 2016 Dark Corner VR Preview

It's nearly impossible to find a film festival that isn't dipping its toes into the uber exciting world of VR storytelling and Fantastic Fest is right on board as well. However instead of the typical festival program of a little...

Saskatoon Fantastic Announces Packed 7th Annual Lineup

Anyone going to be in Saskatchewan in October? Well you now have a damned good reason to consider it. The good folks at the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival just released their full lineup and it's packed with genre goodness from...

Irish Screen America Fest Launches Bi-Coastal Fest This Week

Here's an interesting idea, why not have a film festival that takes place in both New York and LA at (almost) the same time? That's just what the good people from Irish Screen America are doing with what really amounts...

Toronto 2016 Review: BUSTER'S MAL HEART is Wonderfully Weird and Weirdly Wonderful

Rami Malek is having a moment. As the star of one of the most popular shows on television (Mr. Robot), Malek is likely getting big movie offers on a regular basis. So the choice to star as a bearded weirdo...

Toronto 2016 Review: ARRIVAL Delivers Complex Ideas in an Exquisite Package

They should have sent a poet. The imagining of humankind's first contact with alien lifeforms is territory well-mined in popular fiction and probably best executed in Robert Zemeckis's wonderful 1997 film Contact. With such great works in the past, is...

Toronto 2016 Review: FREE FIRE Brings Guns Blazing Glory From Beginning to End

At about 15 minutes into Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature film Free Fire, it becomes pretty clear we're probably not leaving this room anytime soon. But that is totally cool. This bold storytelling gambit works because Wheatley and his collaborators (notably...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from Masters, Discovery, Platform, & More

It's all happening on the streets of Toronto as the Toronto International Film Festival is kicking off today. We've already taken you all on a quick tour of the Galas and Special Presentations, the Midnight Madness and Vanguard, and the...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from TIFF Docs & Contemporary World Cinema

Just one more day until Toronto International Film Festival explodes all over the capital of Ontario. If you've been following along, you've already seen our previews of the Galas and Special Presentations and the Midnight Madness and Vanguard sections. Now...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from Midnight Madness & Vanguard

The Toronto International Film Festival gets going on Thursday! Yesterday we took a quick look at the Galas and Special Presentations. Today we turn our attention to two of our favorite sections: Midnight Madness and Vanguard. This was really hard...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from Galas & Special Presentations

It's time once again for the Toronto International Film Festival! The big Canadian fest kicks off Thursday and we've got a few days of previews in store for the Screen Anarchy faithful. These are just a few of the over...

Full Telluride Festival Program Hits the Net

Here you go folks, the full lineup for the secretive Colorado fest which takes place this weekend. A few titles that we expected because of their premiere statuses at TIFF (La La Land (pictured), Arrival, Moonlight), some festival faves (Manchester...

Exclusive HEADSHOT Poster Premiere Looks Badass

To say we're fans of Indonesian action around here is a bit of an understatement. So it's our great pleasure to debut the awesome poster for the Mo Bros (that's Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, if anyone's asking) upcoming Headshot...

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...