AFI Fest 2016 Preview: 7 Picks from Hollywood's Big Fest

Starting tonight and running through November 17 is Hollywood's biggest film festival. Taking place just upstairs from where they give out the Oscars, AFI Fest brings an awesome collection of the year's best world cinema and auteur-driven indies to Los...

Review: ARRIVAL Tackles Big Ideas With Pure Elegance

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...

Denver Film Fest 2016 Preview - 5 Can't Miss Picks

The Denver Film Fest kicks off today with a gala screening of La La Land (here's Jason's rave review). The Colorado festival is packed with great awards potentials and indie faves from the fest circuit. We've picked just a few...

After Stanley; Enter The Overlook Film Festival

As you've seen on this site, we've been big supporters of The Stanley Film Fest over the three years that fest ran from 2013-2015. Well now it is time to be big supporters of a brand-new festival called The Overlook...

Crowdfund This! Vidiots is an Amazing Video Store that Needs Your Help

Hey LA! Hey Film Lovers Everywhere! The people behind the amazing Vidiots video store in Santa Monica, CA need your help! Founded in 1985 by two life-long friends and film lovers, Patty Polinger and Cathy Tauber, Vidiots has been a...

Watch Fantastic Fest 2016 Short Film GIVERTAKER

Hot off its world premiere at Fantastic Fest just a couple weeks back, the good folks at Arcanum Pictures (who brought you the teen genre flicks Grow Up, Tony Phillips and My Sucky Teen Romance) are releasing their short film...

Review: THE GREASY STRANGLER, Weird, Disgusting and Very Funny

The weird and disgusting genre has always had a home in the midnight film lineup. Enter Jim Hosking and his go at taking over the throne as weirdest and most disgusting midnighter with The Greasy Strangler. Well, good work, Mr....

Denver Film Fest 2016 Announces LA LA LAND as Opener + Galas & Competitioners

The first big festival announcement landed today from the good folks at the Denver Film Society. Their 39th Denver Film Fest kicks off November 2 with Damien Chazelle's throwback Hollywood musical La La Land (here's Gorber's rave review). Pablo Larrain's...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Wrap: Screen Anarchy's Massive Team Picks The Best

Goodness gracious Fantastic Fest has been over for nearly a week and we're all still recovering. But the show must go on and that begins by looking back on the amazing festival that was. You've seen this before, what...

Fantastic Fest 2016: All The Awards

Fantastic Fest is all wrapped up and the Shiner hangover is just now setting in. That hangover may be a few days later than normal due to the lack of the customary boozy awards show, but we can now share...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD is the Right Kind of Twisted

Let's not beat around the bush. Home Alone was pretty obviously the inspiration for Chris Peckover's sophomore feature Safe Neighborhood. There's nothing wrong with that. We all know that both John Hughes and Chris Columbus are filmmakers well worth emulating....

Review: AMERICAN HONEY, Touching, Optimistic and Just Plain Beautiful

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...

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...