Slamdance 2018 Review: THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT, Educational Nightmares

I do not envy anyone working in the public school system in the United States. Teachers are overworked and underpaid, administrators are caught between helping the teachers and serving the parents; some students get lost in the shuffle, while others...

Watch Delightful Sci-Fi Short EINSTEIN-ROSEN, Start Your Day with a Smile

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. And sometimes, the world that's not around them, a world that can't be seen. Sometimes, this gets them into the most hilarious trouble. In Olga Osorio's quirky and light-hearted short Einstein-Rosen,...

Review: ACT & PUNISHMENT, Pussy Riot's Journey from Art to Prison

In 2012, punk activist group Pussy Riot staged a performance of their song “Punk Prayer: Mother of God Drive Putin Away” in Moscow's Church of Christ the Savior. Three members of the group - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariia Alekhina and Ekaterina...

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...

JESSICA JONES Trailer: Season 2 Set for More Action, More Mystery, and More Alcohol

Netflix (unsurprisingly) had quite a hit with Jessica Jones, Marvel's most reluctant superhero who drowns her guilt and PTSD in endless shots of whiskey and casual sex. That is, when she's not a kick-ass private detective, a job that (barely)...

Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER, Guillermo del Toro At His Best

Guillermo del Toro is back with a vengeance, returning to his fairy-tale roots after too long an absence, with what is arguably his best film to date. Beautiful, sensuous, fully wearing its heart on its sleeve, with top-notch performances and...

THE BLACK CAT Short Film Now Online for Your Viewing Pleasure

Fairy tales are ripe fodder for films, especially short films, and Indian director Bhargav Saikia knows a good fairy tale when he reads it. His latest short film The Black Cat, an adaptation of Indian author Ruskin Bond's short story....

Review: AFTER LOVE, The Anger and Sadness of Divorce

A while ago, a judge in the UK proposed to make it harder for people to get married, and easier for them to get divorced. The logic being, that too many people get married without properly thinking it through; love...

TUFTLAND: Finnish Hillbillys Get Creepy in New Trailer

The Hillybilly trope has generally been the pervue of American cinema; but seemingly weird people and cults in the countryside exist everywhere, and a new feature from Finland aims to set a new bar. With its North American premiere set...

Crowdfund This: TICK, Post-Apocalypse Vampire Short Needs Your Support

Canadian filmmakers Ashlea Wessel and Kevin Burke are teaming up, which alone should be enough to sell anyone on a project. Wessel's award-wnning first short film Ink, is an atmospheric nightmare of a young woman caught in a spiral of...

Blu-ray Review: THE UNTAMED Seduces and Frightens

One of my favourite films of 2016, and part of a new wave of great Mexican genre cinema, The Untamed is coming to Blu-ray and DVD via Strand Releasing. Amat Escalante's fourth feature film is part social realist drama, part...

Hey, London! Miskatonic Institute Wants You To Learn About Spooky Animation and Christmas Terror!

Kier-la Janisse's Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies has been educating people in London, New York and Montreal for a few years now on the wide variety of forms and subjects in horror films. And there are two excellent classes upcoming...

DEATH METAL: Brilliant & Deathly Comic Short Now Online

Chris McInroy has made a name for himself on the fantastic genre festival circuit for his delightfully wicked, bloody, and hilarious shorts, such as Bad Guy #2 and his latest, We Summoned a Demon. After its long and fruiful festival...

Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Strange, Cold and Horrifying

Human beings can be kind, generous, and loving. But they can also be self-indulgent, vicious, and cruel. We all want to believe that, under certain circumstances, we would sacrifice and fight for the lives of our loved ones. But would...

Sitges 2017 Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER, The Workers and the Dreamers

Guillermo del Toro is back with a vengeance, returning to his fairy-tale roots after too long an absence, with what is arguably his best film to date. Beautiful, sensuous, fully wearing its heart on its sleeve, with top-notch performances and...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, Horror and Imagination on the Streets of Mexico

Thousands of people have been murdered or gone missing in the ongoing violent drug war in Mexico. One of the often unacknowledged side effects is the now-orphaned children, many of whom end up on the streets. In her third feature,...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: REVENGE, Best Served Hot and Bloody

There is one inviolable rule of the rape-revenge genre: the revenge must be complete. Other than that, all bets are off. French director Coralie Fargeat takes this to heart in her feature debut, Revenge, and she does not disappoint her...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: PIN CUSHION, The Heartbreak of Bullying

Some people like to say that bullies really just hate themselves. That might be true of many, but not of all; some people are just mean, and enjoying being mean to others to give themselves power, or because they get...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN, The Queerness of Creation

The United States has always been prudish and conservative when it comes to sex, to say the very least. Television shows and films can show enormous amounts of violence, but heaven forbid even an glimpse of nipple is seen. So...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GOOD MANNERS, A Fable of Love, Fear, and Kindness

There is the family you are born into, and the family you make; lovers who stay with you a long time, and ones whose time with you is brief, but make a lasting impact. What then is the nature of...