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SiREN Interview: Director Gregg Bishop on Subverting Horror Gender Roles

Gregg Bishop first caught our attention back in 2008 with his hilarious zomedy, Dance of the Dead (review). That film also caught the attention of Sam Raimi, who released it under his Ghost House deal with Lionsgate. But, like the titular...

Review: SLASH, an Erotically Tinted Coming-of-Age Tale With a Lot of Heart

Explorative. Confusing. Transformative. Banal. Awkward. Who doesn’t remember his or her teenage years and the various ups and downs that characterize them? Cinematic history is not exactly short on narratives that stage the universal voyage of introspective youngsters who find...

Review: In THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, the Horror Comes From Within

"You're just like your mother!" Depending on your age and circumstances, that can be either complementary or derogatory. For Francisca, it's the story of her life. Strikingly presented in black and white, The Eyes of My Mother (Os Olhos de...

Watch Bloody Good THE BELKO EXPERIMENT Trailer

That James Gunn used his elevated status following Guardians of the Galaxy to get his long gestating shocker, The Belko Experiment, into production says a lot about how much the project means to him. Forget all the great reviews out of TIFF, or...

Review: THINGS TO COME, Philosophy Teacher Isabelle Huppert Contemplates the Future

French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve, best known for tales of youth Eden and Goodbye First Love, teams up with iconic actress Isabelle Huppert for Things To Come, a quietly affecting story about a bourgeois middle-aged philosophy teacher and the big changes in her life.

Review: GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN - THE STORY OF DEATH BY AUDIO, Living, Breathing, Fiery Passion

A bittersweet memoir of a independent music venue that proved to be much more than a place for bands to play their music as loudly as possible, Goodnight Brookyn - The Story of Death By Audio is also a screed...

Review: PET, A Man, A Woman, and a Cage

A woman is locked in a cage by a man who wants to change her. That's both a metaphor for too many modern relationships and the premise of a new film by director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143). Seth (Dominic Monaghan),...

THE SOUND OF FEAR: A Deaf Woman Goes on the Run in Impressive Clip

In Colin Campbell's intense and well shot The Sound of Fear, a young deaf woman inadvertently witnesses a murder and ends up on the run, racing through town and looking for help from people she can't communicate with. It's a great...

THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT Exclusive Clip: Some VHS Tapes Should Never be Watched

ScreenAnarchy has an exclusive clip from Scott B. Hanson's horror flick The Possession Experiment. The film was written by Mary J. Dixon and Hansen. It stars Chris Minor, Jake Brinn, Nicky Jasper with KT Fanelli and horror icon Bill Moseley....

Music on Film: Butch Vig Talks THE SMART STUDIOS STORY

Music on Film is a new podcast that discusses as many aspects of audiovisual marriage as possible. Guests might include a film composer, a director with a propensity for visionary soundtracks, a musician who is featured in a film, or...

SECLUSION Trailer: No Escaping Evil In Erik Matti's Satanic Thriller

Although known for his flashier action-thrillers such as On The Job and The Aswang Chronicles, Filipino director Erik Matti is no stranger to the insufferably atmospheric. In his deft hands, Nine-Day Novena (Pa-Siyam) proved to be an unflinching ghost story about a...

GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS Trailer Skates In To Punch You In The Face

2011 sports comedy Goon was a bit of a surprise hit, the tale of a bouncer working his way up the ranks of professional hockey as an on-ice enforcer carving out a space among the truly great sports comedies -...

Review: MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI Pays Tribute to an Electrifying Actor

Undeniably the most recognizable and prominent actor in the history of Japanese cinema, Mifune Toshiro has not only influenced generations of young performers, who passionately aspire to follow in his footsteps even nowadays, but also forever changed the perception of...

Review: ALWAYS SHINE, an Intensely Personal and Satisfying Genre Picture

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny...

DETOUR Trailer: Tye Sheridan Cuts Himself in Half

Notable for employing a choose-your-own adventure style split-screen structure, Christopher Smith's Detour takes its audience on a multi-streamed thrill ride full of hairpin turns, where it’s never quite clear what or who can be trusted. Tye Sheridan leads the neo-noir along with...

Exclusive Clip: APPARITION HILL, "Kind of Crazy"

Heading for release in New York on Friday, Apparition Hill follows a small group of strangers who travel a great distance to investigate a place of alleged miracles. We have an exclusive clip that gives a peek into their varied...

Review: In NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Bad Things Happen

For the engaged cinephile, right from the opening credit sequence of Nocturnal Animals, there will be a sense of confidence that things here are in good hands. Hyper-glossy and daringly uncommercial in the same breath, it puts some fine Lynchian...

LOST BOY: Watch The Gorgeous Proof Of Concept For Ash Thorp And Anthony Scott Burns' Punk SciFi

Anthony Scott Burns should be a familiar name to many readers of this site by now. We've raved about his short film work in the past and while word about Burns has spread thanks to his segment in the Holidays...

AnarchyVision: Live from Los Cabos Edition! CHRISTINE, ARRIVAL, LOVING

My latest report comes from the decadently sunny Los Cabos International Film Festival, where a number of premieres and festival faves come to play in an area they're building up as the "Cannes of Mexico". After giving up at Sundance...

THE MONSTER Interview: Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. on Their Practical Approach to Monsters

Creature designers and visual effects legends Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. have filled our collective conscience with some of the most indelible movie monsters ever. From the Graboids in Tremors  to James Cameron's Alien queen, and more recently the aliens...