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Chattanooga 2017 Recap: A Must-Visit Genre Fest

As a journalist, programmer, and filmmaker, I've been to my fair share of film festivals. I've just arrived home from Chattanooga Film Festival 2017, and.... WOW. Only in its fourth year, this incredible festival has managed to blow most of...

Have Your Say: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Most Lovecraftian Of Them All?

Last week saw the premiere of The Void, a quite icky horror film by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. In it, a small group of people are stuck in an empty hospital, in the middle of a forest. Hooded strangers...

AnarchyVision: GHOST IN THE SHELL, OBIT and, Uh...

Nothing like having a brain freeze on live television, but if you saw the egregious film that escaped my brain you'd find it forgetable too. Ghost In The Shell is quite a bit of fun for those open to accept...

Critical Distance: What Movies Have You Loved in 2017?

What movies have you seen that you loved this year? Anything? In wide release, I've quite enjoyed Logan, Get Out, The Belko Experiment, John Wick 2 and A Cure for Wellness. Logan lived up to my high hopes, a reminder...

AnarchyVision: LIFE, WILSON and Kristen Stewart in PERSONAL SHOPPER

This week's segment looks at the Spacephalopod romp Life, Woody Harellson's misanthropic turn in Wilson, and Kristen Stewart in the ghostly Personal Shopper....

10+ Years Later: Is TIME BANDITS Still One for the Ages?

Going back through the time portal, there was a point when Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits was practically an obsession. It had most everything to do with the director. For my close friends and I, Gilliam was part of an impeccable...

AnarchyVision: #GIFF17, LOGAN, TABLE 19

A report from the 11th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida, checking out a few films with Canadian connections, Burn Your Maps and the Bulter Brothers' First Round Down. Then there's the indie comedy Table 19 and this...

Boston Underground 2017 First Wave: BITCH, PREVENGE, 68 KILL, THE VOID, TRINITY & More!

The weirdos at the Boston Underground Film Festival (Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA, March 22 - 26) unleashed its first wave of programming for its 19th year today --- and the selections are FANTASTIC. Features include previous BUFF alums, such as...

AnarchyVision: Remembering Bill Paxton

Our tribute to Bill Paxton, a fine actor who we lost far too soon. The interview referenced in the video can be read here....

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,...

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....

AnarchyVision: JACKIE, THE RED TURTLE and Football Fun

On the night of the "big game," my latest video takes a look at Oscar contenders (Jackie, The Red Turtle) and the Marx Brothers' 1932 classic Horse Feathers....

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...

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....

Slamdance 2017 Preview: ScreenAnarchy's Top Picks

Touted as the festival "for filmmakers by filmmakers", the 23rd Annual Slamdance Film Festical kicks off Friday Jaunary 20th at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah. A stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of Sundance, Slamdance...

SF Sketchfest 2017: Past and Upcoming Onscreen Highlights

San Francisco’s Sketchfest, which is currently celebrating its 16th year, is truly one of the great comedy events of the year. It offers two full weeks of the best comedians in a barrage of different scenarios, from regular stand-up shows...

Zach's Top Five Top Five Screen Classics of 2016

Did anyone else feel a little bit like Christine Chubbuck by the end of the year? I mean, in general and not in regards to what Chubbuck chose to do shortly after the still frame below. Speaking honestly, I do...

An American Film Geek's Top Ten of 2016

2016 Strikes... a Chord "2016 strikes again!" Whether it was the rash of jarring celebrity deaths, the disquieting state of global affairs, or the most gawd-awful U.S. presidental election in modern memory, 2016 proved to be the difficult "dumpster fire"...

Ben's 2016 in Cinema: Reflections and Favorites

In the year 2016, cinema almost killed me.

 Okay, that’s not an accurate statement. But it isn’t far from the truth either. And heck, it does look really good up there doesn’t? 

On February 1st, on my way back...

AnarchyVision - Best of 2016!

This week, with nothing new opening, it's a fine time to look at five of the best films of 2016....