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Now on Blu-ray: Miike's BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Shreds in HD

Miike Takashi turns 100(ish) with his latest full length feature, the adaptation of hugely popular manga Blade of the Immortal. The film stars Kimura Takuya as Manji, a swordsman cursed with immortality whose only way out of his hell of...

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...

Review: AWE Is A Bold, Kaleidoscopic Experiment That Entertains And Invigorates

For decades there has been little more to Telugu regional cinema than broad masala films. The idea of the masala film has deep roots in India, but most of the larger film industries in the country have taken great pains...

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...

Review: MONSTER HUNT 2, Tony Leung and Wuba for the Win

Wuba, the radish-shaped heir to the monster throne, is in trouble again, but this time Tony Leung Chiu Wai is on hand to protect him in Raman Hui’s big budget sequel, Monster Hunt 2. Bai Baihe and Jing Boran reprise...

Friday One Sheet: MISUMISOU

Blood in the snow and negative space are on order for this quad-style Japanese poster for  adaptation of Misumisou (or its floral english title, Hepatica Nobilis). The manga was published from 2007 to 2009 and essayed a hyper-violent horror-revenge story...

Criterion in May 2018: MIDNIGHT COWBOY, MOONRISE, MISHIMA and More

In the immortal words of Harry Nilsson, "everybody's talkin'" about Midnight Cowboy, the first X-rated movie to win an Academy Award. In fact, the film won three Oscars -- Best Picture, Best Director (John Schlesinger), and best adapted script (Waldo...

Trailer: PARI, An Upcoming Bollywood Horror led by Anushka Sharma

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma has long been a favorite of mine, and she only grew in my esteem when she turned to producing back in 2015 with her company Clean Slate Films' gritty thriller, NH10. That film was an Indian...

Review: THE HOUSEMAID, When the Dead Don't Leave You Alone

The dead are among us. Whether you believe the dead are decomposing, wandering, or haunting, they are sown into the fabric of life. Their influence varies greatly, depending upon the beliefs of the beholder. In Derek Nguyen's The Housemaid (originally...

THE HOUSEMAID Exclusive Clip: Do Ghosts Exist?

In Derek Nguyen's atmospheric -- and increasingly unsettling -- drama The Housemaid, a young woman is drawn into a world in which ghosts may exist.  Our exclusive clip sets that up. Nhung Kate has begun working at a rubber plantation...

Review: THE MONKEY KING 3, a Femin-ish Fantasy Frolic

Aaron Kwok again transforms into the mischievous Sun Wukong for the third instalment of Soi Cheang’s blockbuster holiday franchise. This time, however, the focus is not on Wukong himself, but falls on monk Xuanzang (Feng Shaofeng), when their journey westwards...

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?...

PURDAH: Trailer Premiere for Jeremy Guy's Documentary About Women in Sport in Mumbai

Jeremy Guy's documentary Purdah will have its World Premiere at Cinequest Film and VR Festival starting at the end of the month. Screen Anarchy has been invited to launch the trailer for Guy's film, a pleasure we share with the...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See MONSTER HUNT 2 in Cinemas

The much anticipated sequel to China's 2015 box office hit Monster Hunt is coming to Australia on Chinese New Year Day. Directed by Raman Hui (Monster Hunt, Shrek The Third) and starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai alongside original cast members Bai...

Rotterdam 2018 Review: MUTAFUKAZ Crackles With Visual Prowess

Last year, French comic-book publisher (slash-gaming-company) Ankama and the Japanese animation legends of Studio 4°C released a joint effort which has to be seen to be believed: the urban action science-fiction satire Mutafukaz. Based on Ankama's edgy comic-book series of...

SXSW 2018: Midnighters Unveiled! FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL, THE RANGER, HEREDITARY, GHOST STORIES, UPGRADE, and More!

Austin's annual entertainment smorgasboard, SXSW, is set to explode all over Central Texas beginning on March 9th, and today the Film Festival announced the lineup for my favorite section of the event, the Midnighters.  These are the films that Screen...

INITIAL D LEGEND: Animation Street Racing Trilogy Coming to U.S. Cinemas End of February

Fans of the Japanese anime series Initial D will have something to look forward to at the end of the month. The Initial D Legend trilogy (2014-2016) will be screened in North American cinemas at the end of February and...

Rotterdam 2018 Review: SATAN'S SLAVES Are Coming For You

Horror elements have always played a role in Joko Anwar's thrillers. The Indonesian filmmaker seems to revel in making his audience cringe or jump from time to time, and he has always gladly incorporated supernatural elements to do so. Therefore...

BEFORE WE VANISH: Exclusive Clip From Kiyoshi Kurosawa`s Alien Invasion Sci Fi

A small gift landed in our laps this afternoon by way of an exclusive clip for Kiyoshi Kurosawa`s Before We Vanish. His new alien invasion sci fi lands in U.S. cinemas today from Super LTD, Neon's new shingle.    Three...

CURE, MARTY and Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien Coming to Blu-ray from Eureka Entertainment

Eureka! Entertainment, consistently one of our favourite labels here at ScreenAnarchy, has announced its April releases, and there's a lot to be happy about. Marty, Delbert Mann's 1955 Best Picture winner starring the legendary Ernest Borgnine in an Oscar-winning role,...