Sundance 2017 Review: XX, Female-Helmed Horror Anthology Totally Rocks

Horror anthologies have been a big draw in the film world as long as there have been scary stories to tell, but it seems we've been a bit spoiled in recent years, with many of today's most interesting horror directors...

Review: THE RED TURTLE, Gorgeous and Seriously Emotional

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...

Sundance 2017 Preview: Midnighters, Spotlight, and More

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today and we wrap our preview series with a look at the Midnight, Spotlight, and other remaining sections. For a refresher, go back and take a peek at our previews of the Narrative competitions,...

Sundance 2017: PLASTIC CHINA Trailer Debut

There are a ton of great docus making their world and US debuts at Sundance this next week (here's our preview in fact) and one that looks to be quite interesting is Jiu-Liang Wang's IDFA-premiering Plastic China. The film takes...

Sundance 2017 Preview: The Premieres

So far our Sundance Film Fest preview series has taken you on a tour of the US Dramatic, US World, and Next sections, as well as a brief stop in docu land for the US Docu, World Docu, and Docu...

Sundance 2017 Preview: Documentaries

Our Sundance Film Festival preview series continues. Yesterday we talked about the US Dramatic, World Dramatic, and Next section. Today we'll go on a quick tour of the documentaries playing in the US Docu and World Docu competitions, as well...

Sundance 2017 Preview: The 3 Narrative Competitions

It's Sundance time! Yes the indie world's biggest fest kicks off Thursday in snowy Park City, Utah and the SA crew will be on hand to sort through the buzz and bring you the what's what. But before that starts,...

Sundance 2017: World Premiere Trailer and Poster for TOKYO IDOLS

We're not one hundred percent sure if you've heard, but there are some pretty weird subcultures in Japan. Undoubtedly one of the weirdest is the phenomenon of "idols" awesomely described on Wikipedia as "young manufactured stars/starlets marketed to be admired...

Sundance 2017: Check Out this Wild Exclusive Poster for FlyLo's KUSO

This crazy image you see below is the poster for Kuso, a Sundance-premiering midnighter and feature debut from the director known just as "steve." If you don't think you know steve, you actually might. Steve is the moniker of Steven...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year, 23 Screen Anarchists from 11 countries around the globe shared with us 129 films for consideration in our collective top ten movies of 2016. Our criteria was simple: an individual contributor could include a film on their ballot...

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...