Sundance 2018 Dispatch: Strong Docus Take Center Stage

Like most years, the 2018 edition of the Sundance Film Festival has had a fantastic crop of new documentary films. With nearly 50 docs unspooling throughout the categories, many of these will undoubtedly be the talked about nonfiction films of...

Sundance 2018 Dispatch: Best VR Lineup Ever Explodes at New Frontier

Unofficially the kickoff to "Year Four" of VR storytelling content, this year's New Frontier program was undoubtedly the best ever collection of narrative VR experiences. We are finally leaving behind the tech demo stage! Many of these pieces will be...

Sundance 2018 Dispatch: A Walk on the Wonderful Weird Side

Yes it's been a particularly strong Sundance for the commercial fare on offer, but some of the surprising and most buzzed about titles at this year's festival fall into a category near and dear to Screen Anarchy readers. That is,...

Sundance 2018 Dispatch: Indie Fare Scores with Commercial Appeal

Sundance has long been the top fest for US independent films looking for a little love from big money distributors. It's expected that the annual lineup includes movies on the spectrum all the way from tiny esoteric documentaries to broadly...

Sundance 2018 Preview: Premieres, Episodic, and More

Happy Sundance Film Fest kick off day! Yes the first few films will start running in Park City in just a few hours. If you've been following along with our previews, you've already seen us discuss a few films playing...

Sundance 2018 Preview: All the Midnighters

We've already taken a quick tour of the Dramatic Competitions and the Documentaries about to unspool when the Sundance Film Fest kicks of tomorrow. Part 3 of our preview series is a special treat as we take a brief look...

Sundance 2018 Preview: Documentaries

Our Sundance previews roll on. Yesterday we gave you a look at the US Dramatic, World Dramatic, and Next sections. Today we turn our attention to the documentaries playing the in US/World competitions as well as those in the Docu...

Sundance 2018 Preview: Dramatic Comps & Next

It's Sundance time once again! And while the indie film world packs their long johns and gets geared up for the festival that starts Thursday, we've got our customary series of previews for you. We can't cover everything, but we'll...

ScreenAnarchy's Favourite Films of 2017

Another year over, and what an annus horribilis it proved to be in so many ways. But away from the political atrocities that took place in pretty much every country you care to mention, and the sexual harassment scandals that...

Sundance 2018 Feature Lineup Drops

Forget about portioning out the announcement, Sundance has just gone and dropped their entire feature lineup on us in one fell swoop! Highlights include Nicolas Cage-starrer from Panos Cosmatos Mandy (pictured), Desiree Akhavan's Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane starring...

AFI Fest 2017 Dispatch: A Tour Through the VR at AFI's 'Tech Showcase'

AFI Fest wrapped up last Thursday but not before a host of cool awards movies, indie darlings, and international gems played for the Hollywood audience (see our preview for a few highlights). But another main element of the AFI Fest...

VR Dispatch: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Tech at The Engadget Experience Alternate Realities

Earlier this year the tech blog Engadget announced that they were giving away half a million dollars in $100,000 chunks to five media arts pieces exploring the technologies of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. Half a year later...

AFI Fest 2017 Preview: 8 Top Picks at Hollywood's Top Fest

It's time once again for the big Hollywood festival that is AFI Fest to roll back into the crazy Hollywood & Highland complex for a week of awards movies and awesome indie and international cinema. Like always, the festival is...

Overlook Moves to New Orleans for 2018 Edition, April 19-22

It's no surprise we're massive fans of the horror movie/experience "summer camp" that is the Overlook Film Festival (and its earlier incarnation as the Stanley Film Fest). Last May the inaugural edition took place at the uber-creepy Timberline Lodge outside...

Review: BETTER WATCH OUT, Dark, Clever and Funny

Let's not beat around the bush. Home Alone was pretty obviously the inspiration for Chris Peckover's sophomore feature Better Watch Out (originally titled Safe Neighborhood). There's nothing wrong with that. We all know that both John Hughes and Chris Columbus...

Tallgrass 2017: Awesome Wichita Fest Unveils Indie-Filled Lineup

Wichita, Kansas might not be the first place you think of as a hotbed for the indie film world -- but the good folks at the Tallgrass Film Fest are doing more than their share to change that. This awesome...

New York 2017: Dark Corner Launches First VR Horror Platform and New Short NIGHT NIGHT

Anyone who has slipped into a VR headset can attest to the visceral nature of the medium and it doesn't take long to jump to the idea that this is going to be an incredible platform for horror. Leading the...

Toronto 2017 Dispatch: Worldwide Faves Deliver in their Mother Tongues

Although it's often the big Hollywood awards movies that get the most column inches, TIFF is always loaded with international films. 2017 is no different with many a Foreign Language Oscar submission making its North American debut at the festival....

Toronto 2017 Dispatch: Dark Comedies from Clooney/Coens, Payne, and Iannucci Scoring Well

In trying times, sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. It would seem that some of the leading filmmakers of today have taken that to heart and have also embraced the idea that a certain form of laughter laced with...

Toronto 2017: Exclusive Clip for Danish WINTER BROTHERS

Playing in the Discovery section at this year's Toronto Int'l Film Fest is the North American premiere of Danish director Hlynur Pálmason's premiere feature, Winter Brothers We've got an exclusive clip to premiere for you ahead of the screening. Here...