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Have Your Say: Crisis On Infinite Universes

Fans of super-hero films sure will not have experienced a shortage of them in the past decade. Ever since Marvel's massively successful Avengers film, their "Cinematic Universe" has been a purring engine, raking in cash for Disney in jaw-dropping amounts...

AFI Fest 2017 Dispatch: Metaphysial Masterworks and Nerve-Jangling Debuts

AFI Fest closed out their 2017 edition last Thursday in Los Angeles with a star-studded showing of the Jessica Chastain starring Molly's Game, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. And while the American Film Instituite certainly likes their gala premieres...

Notes on Streaming: THE PUNISHER, Geysers of Blood, Torture and Violence

After sampling The Punisher, Marvel's latest small-screen series, I shared my reaction on social media: "Unrelenting brutality of Frank Castle + extreme bloodshed through 3 eps. is wearisome." Boy, was I wrong -- I vastly underestimated the capacity for torture...

Our Favorite Faces Of Jeremy Irons

This weekend saw the arrival of Zack Snyder's and Joss Whedon's Justice League, and while Pierce Conran mentioned in his review that the film is overstuffed, he also noted that it "...manages to stand its ground as reasonable popcorn entertainment."...

70s Rewind: Disney's THE RESCUERS, Fun for Kids, Diverting for Adults Too

The theatrical release of Pixar's Coco, distributed by Disney, prompted me to watch The Rescuers (1977), a hand-drawn animated artifact that, it turns out, holds up quite well. As many children of my generation did, I grew up in the...

Our Favorite Faces Of Michelle Pfeiffer

This weekend, Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express arrived on schedule in North America, and was welcomed by audiences despite lukewarm reviews. In part this will have been because the train was a star-studded vehicle indeed, with a cast...

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...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Whodunnit?

While North America will have to wait until Friday, Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express is currently already in cinemas across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It's not exactly the first time someone tackled this...

Our Favorite Faces Of Idris Elba

Last Friday, Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok landed in North American cinemas, and its thunder could be heard at box offices all over the globe. It's always nice to see an "indie" director we like to not just survive Hollywood, but...

Our Favorite Faces Of Jeff Goldblum

Last weekend saw the premiere of Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok in cinemas across the world, and this week will mark its arrival in North America. It's Marvel's standard release strategy now to give Europe the earlier peek, whenever they feel...

10+ Years Later: THE GOLDEN COMPASS, a Failed Footnote in Fantasy Adaptations

Released at the end of 2007, The Golden Compass aimed to become the third jewel in a crown of mega-grossing 21st century fantasy adaptations, following The Lord of the Rings and The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. The first...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Disaster Movie?

Dean Devlin's Geostorm is currently in cinemas, and while it isn't really making big waves at the box office, it does bring the thrills and stars you expect from a disaster flick. Disaster films are an odd bunch though. It's...

Our Favorite Faces Of Ed Harris

This weekend, the world got attacked by Dean Devlin's Geostorm, in which Gerald Butler has to save the world from human-induced extreme bad weather. It's a classic example of a Hollywood disaster movie, and suitably star-studded. Among these stars is...

Tonight in LA! Hero Complex Hosts THOR: RAGNAROK Art Show

Hey LA! If you're part of --- or follow --- geek culture in southern California, it's quite likely that you know all about the cool art space known as the Hero Complex Gallery. Within its walls, top artists pay...

Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049

We almost didn't publish a "Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049" article. I did a quick tally among our editors, critics and contributors, and everybody seemed to like the film. Now that ain't interesting, is it? We want divisiveness...

Have Your Say: Hit Re-Start

The big winner at the box office last weekend was Christopher Landon's horror comedy Happy Death Day, netting itself 26 million dollars on a budget which (reportedly) was less than a fifth of that. The film stars Jessica Rothe as...

10+ Years Later: Does THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Sink or Swim?

Not many people know this, but the Creature from the Black Lagoon has my wedding ring. True story. Several years ago, fellow Screen Anarchist Dave Canfield, for whatever reason, mailed a box of various and sundry Creature from the Black...

Our Favorite Faces Of Harrison Ford

Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 has hit cinemas worldwide, and while it didn't set the US box-office on fire, it made the hearts of many film critics beat faster. Some outright love it, some are on the fence, but everyone...

Milwaukee Film Festival 2017 Dispatch: A Weekend of Cinema & Culture in The Brew

On my first day in Milwaukee I learned a new term : Cream City Brick. Hold on a second and say it aloud. Let it roll around in your mouth. Cream City Brick. There's something very satisfying about the combination...

What Are You Watching in October?

Yesterday I finally caught up with Jaume Balagueró's La séptima víctima (2002), a completely nerve-jangling horror picture that I first saw in 2004 during its U.S. theatrical run. Released in a severely shortened version as Darkness, I remember being distinctly...