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7 Reasons Why the Valdivia Film Festival Is One Of the Most Important in Latin America

After the end of the Mar del Plata Film Festival last week in Argentina, I was left wondering which other festival could really come up and compete with the only A Class Festival of Latin America. No name came up...

Gamera Obscura: I Miss Guillermo del Toro

I suppose the tenth anniversary of the release of Pan’s Labyrinth would have done the trick all by itself. As with any such anniversary, you wonder where all the time went. And sometimes you wonder what exactly all those intervening...

Margaret Mead 2016 Continues to Innovate In Its 40th Year

The 40th edition of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, screening at the American Museum of Natural History through October 16, continues its mission of bringing audiences artful and fascinating global perspectives on the most pressing issues of our time. Women's...

Guanajuato 2016 Dispatch: Demián Bichir on Jorge Michel Grau's 7:19

The opening night film for the second half of Guanajuato 2016 (the one that takes place in Guanajuato Capital) was Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19, a drama set in the historic morning of 19 September, 1985, when Mexico City suffered a...

First Look 2016: Six Must-See Selections

The Museum of the Moving Image's First Look Festival, screening through January 24, is a wonderfully eclectic and eye-opening selection of films that transcend the boundaries of fiction, documentary, and experimental films. You can read Dustin Chang's overview of the...

The 10 Best Chilean Films Of 2015

2015 was definitively an interesting year for Chilean cinema. It was present at most of the major festivals in the world, and it generated some buzz regarding its good moments once again, something that has been the talk of the...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at ScreenAnarchy, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it...

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: Liam Neeson Talks SILENCE, Taipei Earthquake, STAR WARS, And Reunites With Ewan McGregor

The first official look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's Silence reveals him in an agonized pose. But the actor was completely relaxed and charming during a press conference at the Los Cabos International Film Festival this past Saturday morning,...

Los Cabos 2015 Preview: Mexico, Canada, And U.S. Get A New Spotlight

The fourth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the Mexican premiere of Demolition, which is part of a tribute to filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée. The festival is held in Cabo San Lucas, located at the...

Latin Beat: 30 Peruvian Films Released In 2015, Plus Trailers For EL CEBICHITO, COMO EN EL CINE, EL BENEFICIO DE LA DUDA And THE NUTCRACKER SWEET

2015 has been a busy year for Peruvian cinema. A record-breaking 30 films will have opened in theaters by the time December rolls around; some have been better received than others. There's the box office smash of Asu Mare 2,...

Aruba 2015 Wrap-Up: More Reviews, Awards Announced, And Final Impressions From One Happy Island

Sunday, October 11, 2015 -- Just beyond the surf and the sand, the lights dim inside a movie theater. Then comes the digital coo of a projector and one final round of images thrust upon the screen for the audience...

Aruba 2015 Preview: Twitch's Top 10 Picks From One Happy Film Festival

The nickname for the island nation of Aruba is "One Happy Island". So one would think that that the folks behind the 2015 Aruba International Film Festival would want to follow suite and create what'd be considered One Happy Film...

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: FRANKENSTEIN, ROAD GAMES, SCHERZO DIABOLICO, And More

Four days in, and FrightFest has entered that bleary-eyed state of exhaustion where everything, on or off screen, seems hallucinatory, and conversations outside the cinema take on a rambling, incoherent trajectory. Everyone is starting to assume the muttered drawl and...

Fantaspoa 2015 Dispatch: Frizzi 2 Fulci Live Concert

Fantaspoa's homage to Fabio Frizzi, the main composer for the legendary Italian horror filmmaker Lucio Fulci, came to an end on Sunday evening (May 24) with an intimate yet extraordinary concert by Frizzi himself at the Centro Santander Cultural. Around...

Latin Beat: PERLA And Pablo Larraín's EL CLUB, Watch Trailers For Upcoming Chilean Releases

Two local films will be opening in theaters in Chile over the next couple of weeks, according to Jaime Grijalba Gomez, our Santiago-based correspondent. Are they worthy of your time and attention? Let's take a closer look. ...

Latin Beat: Spotlight On Peru - ASU MARE 2 Breaks Out, LUSERS Waits In The Wings

In this edition of Latin Beat, we have news from Peru about Asu Mare 2 which, despite the protests of critics, has broken out with the public, causing some theaters to run short of soft drinks and popcorn! Also, we...

Tribeca 2015: ScreenAnarchy Raises The Curtain With 10 Must-See Films

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 26, kicked off with its opening night presentation at the Beacon Theater of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's documentary on Saturday Night Live, that venerable 40-year old comedy institution. The...

Latin Beat: Netflix Award Helps Mexican Cinema

Netflix is constantly growing in Latin America, and while in Mexico the catalog is still nowhere as big as the North American one, several hotly anticipated TV series, such as Better Call Saul and House of Cards, are greatly helping...

Latin Beat: ASU MARE 2, Will Lightning Strike Again In Peru?

Is box-office success a blessing or a curse? Ernesto Zelaya Minano, who is based in Peru, addresses that question in regard to the brand-new trailer for Asu Mare, the follow up to the 2013 smash hit. Critics are sharpening their...

Latin Beat: Ambulante Doc Fest Kicks Off; Watch Chilling Trailers For Peru's POSEIDAS And DESAPARECER

Our newest Latin Beat column features contributions from Eric Ortiz Garcia in Mexico and Ernesto Zelaya Minano in Peru. First, Eric tells us about the Ambulante documentary festival and presents his top five picks. Next, Ernesto shares news about two chilling...