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Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: DISHOOM REIGNS! 6 Reasons to Set Your Sights on the Indian Sidebar

The theme of this year's Fantastic Fest is Dishoom Reigns, the wild and wonderful world of Indian genre cinema, so it should be no surprise to our regular readers that I am crazy excited for this event. For those...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Korean Film You've Ever Seen?

Until this spring, we used to reminisce about the "Korean Wave", that glorious age of cinema which started about twenty years ago (opinions differ), and which had yielded us so many great titles. When the wave started, one thing which...

Have Your Say: Is Arrow's FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION Boxset True Or Too Blue?

(Yo listen up, here is a story, about a little guy that lives in a blue world...) There is this issue buzzing around in Blu-ray forums about that Female Prisoner Scorpion boxset from Arrow. The extras and everything are nice...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION Boxset Carries A Pretty Sting

When distributor Arrow announced they were going to release a boxset of all four Female Prisoner Scorpion films, it was one of those moments when we raise flags here at Screen Anarchy central. I mean, these films are rightfully known...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Film By Oshii Mamoru?

Yesterday, the Japanese director Oshii Mamoru had his 65th birthday. I've never made a secret of being a massive fan of his films, as his lesser efforts manage to keep my interest, while his strongest works have speared my heart...

Preview: Japan Cuts 2016, As Dynamic as Ever

Japan Cuts, Japan Society's annual festival of contemporary Japanese cinema, turns 10 this year. What the value of a film festival is may seem easy to talk about in terms of age and program focus. It  can also be hard...

Asian Film Festival of Dallas Starts Thursday, July 14 With An Awesome Lineup

The 2006 edition of the Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) was the first time I ever wrote about film for the public, so it has a special place in my heart.  This year marks the 15th anniversay of the...

Have Your Say: Which Anime Would You Like Another Season Of?

Yesterday brought happy news for fans of Araki TetsurĊ's anime Attack on Titan, as the series' site announced a second season is finally being made, and readied for airing early next year (thanks to Kotaku for spreading the news). Attack...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2016 Part 1

With the first half of 2016 now in the can, it’s time to take my customary glance back over the Asian cinematic offerings from the past six months. There have been an encouraging number of successes in 2016, as well...

Preview: New York Asian Film Festival Celebrates 15 Gonzo Years

Picture it: The early part of the 21st Century. Dial-up modems sing shrilly throughout our homes. Bush & Cheney plot and scheme like Batman villains. A young Canadian music and movie enthusiast starts a website to talk about the stuff...

Human Rights Watch 2016 Offers Powerful, Topical Films On Women's Rights, LGBT Issues, More

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, now in its 27th year, once again presents powerful, topical films encompassing a great number of burning political and social issues. The festival screens through June 19 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center...

Pretty Packaging: A LETTER TO MOMO Dresses Modest But Nice

Okiura Hiroyuki's A Letter To Momo is a fine piece of anime, released in 2012 in its home country of Japan, and the Sitges festival had it even earlier. But despite critical and general acclaim, it had so far not...

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review THE BOY AND THE BEAST

ScreenAnarchy's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) watch...

Pretty Packaging: BEYOND THE BOUNDARY Collector's Edition Crosses The Line

When people alerted me about the two Beyond the Boundary anime feature films, telling me they were pretty good, I got interested, and wanted to check out the anime series first. Well, lo and behold: Sentai Filmworks recently released one...

SXSW 2016 Wrap: All Our Coverage

Another South By Southwest (SXSW) film festival has come and gone, and along with it another memorable adventure in Austin, Texas. Our team of three did our best to see as many films as possible, talk to as many filmmakers...

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: King Hu's A TOUCH OF ZEN

Heralded as possibly the greatest martial arts film ever made, King Hu's A Touch Of Zen stands apart from most other films in the wuxia genre. For one thing it runs over three hours long, a rarity among its peers...

HumanSide Podcast: Director Robert Eggers Talks THE WITCH

Welcome to HumanSide. This time around I'll be letting you in on some amazing Chicago-based movie happenings, including the Music Box Theatre 70 MM Film Festival, the Roger Ebert Film Festival and a pair of great screenings from the Chicago...

The Many Faces Of Jet Li

We do have scoops now and then, and the news that Jet Li would be joining the third xXx film (re-starring Vin Diesel) was one of those occasions. That news has now been corroborated, so with Jet Li in mind,...

Have Your Say: EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0 Will (Not) Be Made

Ah, Evangelion... sigh. Its series and films are rightfully the stuff of legends. I tried to write a short overview of the franchise's history, when the first of the four Rebuild of Evangelion films was released on Blu-ray, but ouch,...

Podcast: Welcome To HumanSide - LADY SNOWBLOOD And Nicolas Winding Refn On THE ACT OF SEEING

HumanSide is a new bimonthly podcast on ScreenAnarchy dedicated to exploring the human side of popular culture. Our first episode explores the reasoning behind HumanSide, a look at the Criterion Collection's recent release of The Lady Snowblood Collection and an interview...