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NYC Weekend Picks, Feb. 24-26: Jordan Peele Curates, Oscar Nominated Shorts and Best Picture Winners, and Doc Fortnight 2017

This Oscar weekend's offerings include:  At BAM Rose Cinemas, the continuation of the series "The Art of the Social Thriller," curated by Jordan Peele (half of the brilliant sketch duo Key & Peele), of films that inspired his feature directorial debut Get Out,...

Criterion in May 2017: GHOST WORLD, Scorsese's World Cinema Project and More

It's all about the world in May for the Criterion Collection. The company announced their lineup for the month and two titles jumped out at me. Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World is a movie I watched on multiple occasions years ago,...

Review: KEDI Will Paw Your Sorrows Away

Just like watching cat videos on youtube when you are feeling down, Kedi works as a purrfect antidote for all the ugliness going on in the world.

Interview: Asghar Farhadi on His New Film, THE SALESMAN

With his latest film, The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi once again, proves his mastery in presenting complexities of human relationships within the confounds of his native country Iran, but also demonstrating that even there are political and cultural differences among us, deep down, certain things in life are constant and universal.

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year, 23 Screen Anarchists from 11 countries around the globe shared with us 129 films for consideration in our collective top ten movies of 2016. Our criteria was simple: an individual contributor could include a film on their ballot...

THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT: First Images From Tarik Saleh's Egyptian True Crime Thriller

Swedish-Egyptian director Tarik Saleh follows up his crime thriller Tommy with The Nile Hilton Incident, a Cairo set thriller starring Fares Fares - best known these days for his role in the hugely successful Department Q series of Danish crime...

Morbido Fest 2016: This Year's Amazing Poster And Full Lineup

Morbido is less than a couple weeks away. The festival unveiled their full lineup of feature films and short films today in Mexico City.   As you peruse the list below you can see that Morbido offers a truly international...

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...

Review: UNDER THE SHADOW, Jump Scare Terror in the Middle East

A well-executed jump scare can deliver one of the strongest physical reactions possible in a theater, but by and large, horrors that go bump in the night rely on little more than technical scares. This leads to a parade of...

Maverick Movie Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The Maverick Movie Awards just announced their 2016 winners, which include Gabrielle Rose (The Birdwatcher), Mary Testa (The Mother), Branko Tomovic (Red) and KylieRae Condon (Chippy) for their 13th edition. Past winners include great filmmakers and actors as Robert Redford, Sophia...

Sitges 2016: Devilworks Picks up Israeli Sci-fi Action Comedy OMG I'M A ROBOT!

The Israeli sci-fi action comedy OMG I'm A Robot! has been picked up by Euro sales company Devilworks ahead of it's World Premiere at the Sitges Film Festival in a couple weeks. You can watch the trailer below.    Is...

Toronto 2016 Review: THE WAR SHOW Gives Filmmaking New Meaning in Syria

Women played a fundamental role during the Arab Spring in 2011, but their stories sadly often went untold. Notable exceptions to this trend were Gini Reticker's New York Times project Trials of Spring, however, Obaidah Zytoon's debut documentary The War...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: BAR BAHAR (IN BETWEEN) Trailer Teases a Vibrant Experience

Our exclusive debut of the trailer for Bar Behar (In Between) reveals a vibrant experience. Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this coming Sunday, September 11, the movie revolves around three women who share...

Watch The UNDER THE SHADOW Trailer

Babak Anvari's feature debut Under the Shadow has been earning rave reviews as it tore through the festival circuit this year. The trailer for the horror flick is here and you can watch it below.   In Under the Shadow...

Exclusive Poster Debut: UNDER THE SHADOW Looks Scary Just From This Image

We are very pleased to debut the official poster for Under the Shadow, which is freaking me out just looking at it. Written and directed by Babak Anvari, the movie burst out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year...

Grab Your Board And Head To The GAZA SURF CLUB

While there may only be a brief teaser available for Philip Gnadt's Gaza Surf Club it is one hell of a tease. Gnadt's film explores the surfing community in one of the world's least likely surfing destinations - the war...

JeruZalem: Horror is Going Virtual as Sequel Gets The Green Light

Deadline is reporting that Israeli writer/directors and brothers, Doron and Yoav Paz, are working on a sequel for their first-person horror film JeruZalem. The first film claimed to be shot on Google glasses. This time they are planning to use another...

Review: In TIKKUN, Israeli Director Avishai Sivan Creates An Atmospheric Netherworld

Shot beautifully in black and white, Israeli artist and filmmaker Avishai Sivan's Tikkun tells a story about a young orthodox Jewish man, embodied astonishingly here by first time actor Aharon Traitel, slowly losing his faith after a near-death experience. With...

Interview: Israeli Director Avishai Sivan Talks TIKKUN

Set in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem, Tikkun gives a unique glimpse into a highly reclusive world where tradition and religion dominate private lives. With its haunting imagery and thought provoking subject matter, Tikkun left me a lasting impression...

Frontières@Fantasia: Fantasia Alumni Return, First Wave Of Market Titles Announced

The countdown is on as the Fantasia International Film Festival approaches this July and the Frontieres Co-production Market is always a highlight for us at ScreenAnarchy. As the co-production market continues to grow in size and it’s influence can be...