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AnarchyVision: #TIFF17 Edition!

A look at a slew of Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) films, from Darren Aronofsky's Mother! to the fantastic I, Tonya, The Shape of Water and Jane, as well as Canadian indie Porcupine Lake....

Our Favorite Faces Of Harry Dean Stanton

Last Friday, character actor extraordinaire Harry Dean Stanton left us, at the age of 91. Even though he got his first television role at age thirty, his career in front of the camera spans sixty years and is a hair's...

10+ Years Later: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, Much More Than a Spine-tingling Visual Knock-out

Who framed Roger Rabbit? ‘Who indeed?’, is the question I found myself asking a few weeks back when suddenly Robert Zemeckis’ vibrant crossbreed of live action and animation reemerged into my life as a Netflix recommendation. What exactly did they...

Anarchyvision: Toronto 2017, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, TULIP FEVER, More

In the videos below, I take a look ahead to the beginning of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as well as the long-gestating Tulip Fever and the return of Close Encounters of the Third Kind to the big screen....

Our Favorite Faces Of Alicia Vikander

This weekend saw the premiere of Justin Chadwick's long-awaited period drama Tulip Fever, a film with a cast worth at least several boxes of black bulbs. In it we see Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Judy Dench, Kevin McKidd,...

10+ Years Later: KILL BILL Represents Peak Tarantino

All of Tarantino’s work has an air of overt respect for filmmaking. I think that’s why we let him get away with such cinematic bombasity (and cruelty) - because everything he does seems to so sincerely honor the legacy of...

Film Community Pays Tribute to Beloved Icon Tobe Hooper

“To know Tobe was to love him.” — Mick Garris This past weekend, the horror film world was shaken by the death of Tobe Hooper, a director who forever changed cinema with the unequaled, still-terrifying The Texas Chain Saw Massacre....

Our Favorite Faces Of Salma Hayek

Last weekend wasn't a great one box-office wise in the United States, and saw The Hitman's Bodyguard secure the top spot for a second week, even though it barely scraped past the 10 million. Hats off to Lionsgate/Summit for stellarly...

Notes on Streaming: THE DEFENDERS, Marvel's Diminishing Returns

With its cinematic universe well established, Marvel looked to television to expand its screen presence. First came Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the ABC broadcast network in 2013. Later that year, we heard about their ambitious plan for four interconnected...

AnarchyVision: Jerry Lewis, LOGAN LUCKY, THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD, INGRID GOES WEST and GOOD TIME

A brief look at the remarkable career of the legendary performer Jerry Lewis, as well as a slew of films to check out -- Logan Lucky, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Ingrid Goes West and Good Time. -- all in the latest...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Film Heist Ever?

Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky has hit cinemas, and while it hasn't run off with the box office yet, fans of the quirky director sure get their money's worth. In his review, Jim Tudor says: "Your mileage may vary, but it's...

Our Favorite Faces Of Ryan Reynolds

This weekend, Patrick Hughes' The Hitman's Bodyguard became quite a hit itself, scoring big with audiences and netting itself a nice box-office. And this happened despite decidedly lackluster reviews, slamming the film for lack of originality and the leads for...

10+ Years Later: Does SCHOOL OF ROCK Still Make the Grade?

There are two dominant beats in play for the duration of School of Rock, the 2003 crowd-pleasing box office comedy smash. Most visible and memorable is frontman Jack Black. But just behind him, keeping perfect time and setting the thumping...

Our Favorite Faces Of Tom Hardy

In a crowded field of summer blockbusters and event films, Christopher Nolan's war evacuation epic Dunkirk has done pretty damn well for itself, netting more than 340 million USD in worldwide box-office in just over three weeks. Our Pierce Conran...

AnarchyVision: Best Stephen King Films - What Are Your Favorites?

In this clip from Entertainment Tonight Canada, I list what I believe are the best films to come from narratives penned by the iconic writer Stephen King. Here are my five picks. What are yours? Discuss in the comments below......

Notes on Streaming: THE LAST TYCOON, Searching for Optimists in a Sea of Cynicism

Old Hollywood comes to life in The Last Tycoon, inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished last novel, but surely influenced by the machinations of present-day Hollywood. Fitzgerald's novel, prepared by Edmund Wilson, was published posthumously in 1941, soon after the...

Fantastic Fest 2017: First Wave of Films Will Knock Your Teeth Out

Wow. Fantastic Fest isn't fucking around. The manic first wave of this year's festival includes the U.S. premiere of S. Craig Zahler's (Bone Tomahawk) new film Brawl in Cell Block 99 --- starring Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, and Udo Kier --- fresh...

AnarchyVision: THE DARK TOWER, BIGBSY BEAR, LANDLINE and AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL

A look this week at a Stephen King adaptation and a slew of Sundance flicks making their way to screens following festival runs....

Our Favorite Faces Of Robert Mitchum

Yesterday it was the 6th of August, 2017, and it marked the 100th birthday of one of Hollywood's most legendary actors: Robert Mitchum. And even though he left us twenty years ago, this provides us with a stellar opportunity to...

AnarchyVision at Fantasia 2017: ATOMIC BLONDE, GOOD TIME, LADY MACBETH

Reporting once again from Montreal's famed Fantasia Film Festival, in this edition I look at Cannes Palme d'or contender Good Time, directed by the Safdie brothers and starring Robert Pattinson, along with Charlize Theron's punch-up Atomic Blonde, and the sublime...