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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: VICE PRINCIPALS, David Gordon Green and Comic Horror

David Gordon Green directed the series finales of both HBO's Vice Principals and Amazon's Red Oaks, as well as the recent theatrical feature Stronger, thus reinforcing the notion that he refuses to be pinned down as a director. That may...

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...

Milwaukee Film Festival 2017 Dispatch, Part 2: The Best Horror Film of the Year is a Documentary

When you come to a new city, you don't want to be an outsider and you don't want to be a tourist. But that is what you are. You can't totally escape it. But you damn as well try. It...

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...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Interview: Larry Cohen Talks Movies, KING COHEN, Guerilla Filmmaking, and the FBI

Larry Cohen is a legend. When you hear the name as a genre fan, you usually think of such classics as Q, The Winged Serpent, It's Alive, God Told Me To, and The Stuff. Now, through Steve Mitchell's fun documentary...

Notes on Streaming: LITTLE EVIL and TAKE ME, Perfectly Good Films, Awaiting Discovery

We rush and we rush and we rush to see fresh new films on the festival circuit and in theaters, when there are perfectly good films awaiting discovery on various streaming services. Granted, it is absolutely wonderful to enjoy a...

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....

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....

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...

Fantasia 2017 Interview: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson on Crafting THE ENDLESS

Recently at Fantasia 2017, I was able to catch the Canadian premiere of The Endless, the new feature from co-directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. As with Resolution and Spring, what they did here with The Endless was rain...

AnarchyVision: WIND RIVER, MENASHE, STEP, THE GLASS CASTLE

This week's releases include the icey thriller Wind River, the moving Menashe, the celebrated doc Step and the overwrought The Glass Castle. Watch the video below....

Fantasia 2017 Review: Small Gauge Trauma Showcases Horrific Standouts

(The still above is from iMedium, one of the best shorts in the Small Gauge Trauma block.) It's no secret that we adore Fantasia here at ScreenAnarchy. In addition to the great live events, features, and raucous Q&As, the festival always...

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....

Have Your Say: Who Wants Another VALERIAN Movie?

Last Saturday I returned home after two weeks of vacation with the family, and I immediately checked the local venues to see where Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was playing. I'm a huge fan of...

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...

Have Your Say: What is Your Favorite "Altered State" Movie?

After last week's epic discussion on the future of movie watching, I figured it best to approach this week's HYS with something a little less... daunting. Kinda. This past Saturday I unexpectedly found myself rewatching Ken Russell's Altered States for...

70s Rewind: In COFFY, Pam Grier Goes Nuclear

Don't mess with nurses. In Atomic Blonde -- read our review here -- Charlize Theron proves herself to be quite deadly as an MI5 undercover agent during the Cold War. In Coffy, released in June 1973, Pam Grier proved herself...