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Berlinale 2018 Review: THE REAL ESTATE, a Devilishly Good Invasion of Personal Space

It's been hard to find something truly worth writing home about since opening night of this year's 68th Berlinale programme, but thankfully Swedish film The Real Estate (Toppen av ingenting) has finally exploded onto the scene. Like a cinematic pipe...

What The Film Festival 2018: Fourth Year of Eccentric Cinema Coming This March

It bears repeating. Here in Toronto we are blessed with an embarrassing abundance of cinematic experiences. Beyond the multiplexes hemorrhaging with the latest, popular fare, small strongholds like The Royal Cinema act as safe harbors and shelters for cinematic oddities...

CRUEL SUMMER: Watch The Trailer For UK Thriller Horror, Coming Soon on VOD

Based on a horrifying true crime, the UK horror flick Cruel Summer premieres on VOD 2/27 from Wild Eye Releasing. Screen Anarchy has your first look at a new trailer and poster for the flick.   From filmmakers Phillip Escott...

Berlinale 2018 Review: GARBAGE Savagely Attacks Religious Hypocrisy In Media Addicted India

A nation crippled by divisive partisan politics and violent religious and cultural hardliners. A nation in which anyone who doesn't expressly and enthusiastically support the right wing central government is labeled as traitorous and excoriated on twenty four hour partisan...

Attention Genre Filmmakers: New Scriptwriting Residency in Bruges

Hey there aspiring genre filmmakers! Do you have a feature-length script of the fantasy/horror variety? And does it feature a lead character from a less represented group (ie. female, LGBTQ+, from a minority background, or persons living with a disability)? Then indie...

First Still and Synopsis for Claire Denis' HIGH LIFE

A new film by French auteur Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum, White Material) is always cause for great anticipation. But perhaps even more with her latest film, High Life. While she has ventured into fantastic genre material...

Berlinale 2018 Review: ISLE OF DOGS, An Obvious Joy By the Masterful Wes Anderson

The 68th Berlinale Film Festival's Main Competition opened in safe hands today, with Wes Anderson's brilliant latest animation Isle of Dogs. Already hotly anticipated by the director's fiercly loyal fans ever since the film's trailer was dropped by Fox Searchlight...

FANGORIA Rises From the Grave

Nobody expected the late, lamented Fangoria Magazine to return from the ashes. Yesterday, a few teasers hit the web and social media. One was in the form of static-filled, dancing TV color bars. Another was a short video with a...

Review: SHINERS Puts a Shine on a Neglected Profession

Opting for nothing less than an examination of the purpose and philosophy of 21st century labour -- in short, how and why do we work in an era of automation and disposable consumerism? -- Stacey Tenenbaum's re-evaluation of the humble...

Oxford Film Festival 2018 Dispatch: A Weekend of Cinema and Community in The Little Easy

What is a film festival? In my ten years attending such events -- sometimes as a critic, other times as a filmmaker and then a programmer -- this is a question I continue to ask every time I step into...

Review: LOOKING GLASS Reveals More Than Expected

Moving to Arizona and running a motel sounds like such a great idea! Unless, of course, you're Ray (Nicolas Cage), who has a fresh start in mind when he and his wife Maggie (Robin Tunney) assume ownership of a small...

Toronto True Crime Film Festival: Inaugural Edition Open For Submissions

Some friends of ours here in Toronto, a fine collection of festival staff veterans and curators of film culture, are starting up a very cool niche festival this June. The Toronto True Crime Film Festival will run its first edition...

Blu-ray Review: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Shines in New 4K Restoration From The Criterion Collection

George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead has been one of The Criterion Collection's worst kept secrets for several years now. Ever since the planned 50th anniversary restoration was announced, horror fans around the world began saving their pennies...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2017 Part 2

The Year of the Dog doesn’t kick off until this Friday, so technically it is not yet the end of the year, and I’m prepared to argue this point until I’m blue in the face. But who am I kidding?...

I KILL GIANTS: Remember to Bring Your Giant Hammer, Official Poster Revealed

As anticipation builds for Anders Walter's adaption of the graphic novel I Kill Giants the official poster dropped today and it is a real attention grabber.    If you do not know what the graphic novel is about surely you...

New MARROWBONE Trailer: Siblings Stick Together, Even When It Gets Scary

A young man and his three younger siblings move into an old, broken house and fix it up. The absence of traditional parental figures might raise questions, but they are located away from where prying eyes might normally look. ......

7 GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB: 'Emotion Clouds Judgement' in Exclusive Clip From Action Flick

Kimble Rendall's action flick 7 Guardians of the Tomb will come out in cinemas and on VOD and Digital HD on February 23rd. 7 Guardians stars Kelsey Grammer, Kellan Lutz of Twilight fame and Chinese star Bingbing Li. Screen Anarchy...

Interview: LOOKING GLASS Director Tim Hunter on His Slow Burn Neon Noir

In the opening sequence of Looking Glass, we see a couple (played by Nicolas Cage and Robin Tunney) on a road trip towards their attempt to build a new life, after their daughter tragically passed away due to an accident...

Notes on Streaming: Amazon's ABSENTIA Frustrates, While BRITTANIA Sprawls

Health alert: before binge-watching Absentia, make sure to limber up your eyeballs, because they'll be rolling in their sockets a lot once the series gets rolling. In that respect, Absentia reminds me of the first season of the murder-mystery series...

Review: BASMATI BLUES, Brie Larson, Singing Scientist, Goes to India

By the time Donald Sutherland leads a song and dance number, kicking around gliding office furniture and extolling the virtues of capitalistic greed for "The Greater Good" -- which includes the should-be immortal line "Obi-wan Kenobi gave up to Darth...