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10+ Years Later: Is ROBOCOP Still Arresting?

Gleaming as ever like some kind of well armed brushed-metal action figure, Paul Verhoeven's 1987 RoboCop continues to reflect striking truths amid daft action. Although now considered a sci-fi classic, one can be forgiven for initially assuming a certain b-movie...

Why Aren't Writers Thanked at the Oscars?

Ah, the Academy Awards. A time when the Hollywood elite come together to celebrate the best artists in show business, and each of the night's winners get the opportunity to climb the stage and thank all the people who've helped...

AnarchyVision: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, A UNITED KINGDOM, GET OUT

In this week's video, we look at a couple films that provide very different views of mixed-race relationships, the historical drama A United Kingdom and the horror/dark comedy from Jordan Peele Get Out. We also consider I Am Not Your Negro,...

Destroy All Monsters: Is JOHN WICK Neo's Video Game Afterlife?

The Matrix Revolutions isn't a particularly good movie, but it does do a few things that stand it apart from the majority of franchise wannabe-blockbusters. For one thing, the people of colour all survive - and do so by making...

AnarchyVision: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 and PATERSON

Another fine week of fine films, including sequels The Lego Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2, as well as Jim Jarmusch's fine and poetic Paterson. Watch the video below....

70s Rewind: INSERTS, Place an X Over Its Heart

Richard Dreyfuss once starred in an X-rated film. Let that sink in for a moment. Placing that into proper context reminds us that the 1970s were a very different time. The MPAA film rating system became effective in the U.S....

Our Favorite Faces Of Keanu Reeves

Later this week, most of us will be able to see Chad Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter 2, starring Keanu Reeves again as the world's most accomplished and determined assassin. The first John Wick was actually so well-liked, we've all warmed...

70s Rewind: COMES A HORSEMAN, James Caan and Jane Fonda in a Western

Who would follow up a tense, real-life political drama with a relaxed Western set in the 1940s? Alan J. Pakula, that's who. Pakula directed All the President's Men, which was released in April 1976, in the thick of the Watergate...

Destroy All Monsters: General Leia Is STAR WARS' No-Win Scenario

Two weeks ago, Disney took the unprecedented step of announcing that, in spite of their recent resurrection of Peter Cushing for CGI Frankentarkin in Rogue One and in the wake of the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, that they would...

AnarchyVision at Sundance 2017: Macon Blair, TROPHY, QUEST and More

The closeout of Sundance 2017 saw Macon Blair's film I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore take top prize - quite the coup for a guy we're all big fans of 'round here. 2017 was a tremendous year...

10+ Years Later: Does THE LAST PICTURE SHOW Still Play?

For whatever reason, Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 career-igniter The Last Picture Show had been rattling around in my mind. A hazy lone monochrome mental tumbleweed ambling through every now and then. Although I've read about it at length in numerous books...

AnarchyVision: Sundance 2017, Talking RUMBLE, WIND RIVER, Al Gore, More

This week's edition is live from Park City, Utah, where The Founder is chatted about, along with selections from the Sundance slate, including Wind River, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World and Al Gore's Inconvenient Sequel....

Destroy All Monsters: Oscars Stay White As Long As Movies Like LA LA LAND Exist

Watching La La Land, for me, was accompanied by a sinking feeling, a pronounced "of course"-ness, a sensation halfway between grudging admiration and simple exhaustion at the obviousness of it all. Not the obviousness of La La Land itself -...

Our Favorite Faces Of Matthew McConaughey

This week brings the delayed premiere of famous screenwriter and director Stephen Gaghan's Gold. It's the fictional retelling of the Bre-X mining scandal, in which the company soared to fame and riches as it appeared to own a huge goldmine...

Critical Distance: PATRIOTS DAY, How to Rewrite History

Recently released wide across the U.S., Patriots Day continues the cinematic tradition of rewriting history for fun and profits. The movie revisits the April 2013 bombing in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. that killed three people and injured more than 260. It...

Have Your Say: What Is The Best Movie Stunt Ever?

This week sees the premiere of D.J. Caruso's XXx: Return of Xander Cage, and the trailers promise it to be an action film with lots of crazy stuntwork. Thing is, what does "crazy stuntwork" mean these days? With computer graphics...

70s Rewind: THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN, The Quiet, Convincing Thinker

God bless Walter Matthau. In late 1972, when I began taking a closer interest in movies, Walter Matthau was the first "star" who appealed to me. Maybe it was as simple as his vague resemblance to my father, a lanky...

10+ Years Later: Would We Still Take THE MATRIX's Red Pill?

Have you ever found yourself defending a movie, going out of your way to articulate its many strengths, before gradually realizing that you haven't actually viewed it in a decade or more? Do you ever say “oh yeah, that movie...

Destroy All Monsters: The Meme-ification of ROGUE ONE

I'm consistently fascinated by how pop cultural mega-properties take hold in the discourse of the group they are ostensibly created for, the fans. There's an interesting cycle created here. As the internet's "official" criticism gets more and more wrapped up...

Our Favorite Faces Of Sean Astin

It's a new year, bringing resolutions and changes for everybody. Some things disappear, some new things will pop up, some existing things will... change. And one of the things that will change is our regular Friday celebrity quiz, which we...