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Beware The Fearsome Power Of THE BOURNE WIPE

We've been big fans of Australian writer-director-vfx whiz Michael Shanks for some time now - check out his short film Time Trap here for an example of why - and he just dropped another little gem over on his YouTube...

Frontières@Fantasia Celebrates Massive Eighth Edition

On Monday morning in Montreal you would not have guessed that a few hundred industry professionals (and some guy with a pen and a notepad) had their way with the city that weekend. But by Monday evening it was even...

Interview: John Bradley Talks TRADERS and GAME OF THRONES

Last year at the Fantasia International Film Festival, a dark satirical drama out of Ireland called Traders played and was enthusiastically received, by myself and others. It is a economical little film that mixes the ethos of Fight Club and...

Upcoming Documentary Film about the Universe of Miniature Wargaming

Take a look into the world of Toy Soldiers. Travel back in time and see where Miniature Wargaming originated from. Discover what the hobby means to real people and big companies. From history to hobbiests to how its made, this...

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: International Spotlight - Where Speed Dating And Speed Pitching Collided

On the second day of the Frontières market, still determined to cover everything that I could which involved potential new projects I went to the International Spotlight: Speed Pitch Session. Had I paid a bit more attention to the details...

EMO: THE MUSICAL Gets Exactly That With Brand New Trailer

Emo: The Musical will have its world premiere at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival next month. We covered the Pozible campaign campaign here, and are excited that the film got the funding it needed. A review of the angst ridden...

Melbourne 2016: ScreenAnarchy Does MIFF

Celebrating its 65th edition, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has revealed its full program. With the festival now less than a week away, let's take a look at the highlights, some personal recommendations, and ScreenAnarchy reviewed gems from festivals...

Exclusive: Monster Fest 2016 Teases Cult of the Monster

There's a kick-ass genre film festival in Melbourne, Australia every November called Monster Fest, and they want you to join them in worshipping at the altar of weird cinema --- and we've got an exclusive on their new festival teaser....

TIGER RAID: Violence Takes a Toll in First Trailer

Brian Gleeson (brother of Domhnall Glesson) and Damien Molony star as two mercenaries teetering on the edge of sanity in Simon Dixon’s gritty debut feature, Tiger Raid.  The film picks up when the two professionals take a job to kidnap the daughter...

A DARK SONG: Watch The First Trailer For The Irish Chiller

Writer-director Liam Gavin premieres his feature debut A Dark Song at the Galway Film Fleadh on Friday and producers have just released a first teaser to whet the appetite. Steve Oram (Sightseers) stars opposite Catherine Walker (Patrick's Day) in this...

Stuart Willis' SciFi Thriller RESTORATION Finds An Australian Home

It was all the way back in July of 2014 that we first wrote about writer-director Stuart Willis' indie scifi thriller Restoration. At the time the project was being developed as a three part web series and had just launched...

Rest In Peace, Robin Hardy, Director Of THE WICKER MAN, 1929-2016

Robin Hardy, director of one of the all time great horror films, The Wicker Man has passed on at the age of 86.   Born in Surrey, England, Hardy started his career with the National Film Board of Canada, before going...

Review: OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, Slick Yet Simple Spycraft

Veteran screen adapter Hossein Amini (The Two Faces of January, Drive) teams up with famed author John le Carré for yet another big screen espionage thriller joint with Our Kind of Traitor. Le Carré, who serves as executive producer, brings...

TERRY TEO: Look at What HOUSEBOUND's Gerard Johnstone Has Been Up To

Gerard Johnstone's Housebound is arguably one of the best horror comedy films of the past decade and has kept the Kiwi director on our watch list since. Johnstone and his Housebound producer Luke Sharpe have gone ahead and adapted a...

Parenting in the Film Industry: Raising Films' Survey Yields Sadly Unsurprising Results

Two years ago, I interviewed director Liv Corfixen on her film My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, about her husband and the making of Only God Forgives. Refn was there as well, and one of the points that had...

Watch New Radiohead Video Vignettes By Yorgos Lanthimos and Richard Ayoade

Such a direct headline is probably all you'll need to click play. Radiohead's collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of The Lobster, and Denis Lavant, Leos Carax's on-screen alter ego, is today's entry in what the band is calling a...

Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, Funny and Heartfelt

Taika Waititi can do no wrong. From his wonderful short films to his features, and through his work on the hilarious TV show Flight of the Conchords, all of his efforts have been pitch perfect. Yet because of his last...

Full Specs For Masters Of Cinema's EARLY MURNAU: FIVE FILMS, 1921-1925

On 22 August, Eureka! Entertainment is releasing Early Murnau: Five Films, 1921-1925 on its Masters of Cinema label in the UK. As its name might suggest, the deluxe three-disc Blu-ray set includes five masterpieces from German director F.W. Murnau -...

Review: TICKLED, A Deeply Engaging Ride-Along

Tickled is a documentary about power when one is the 'tickler'. Tickled is a documentary about the sudden whiplash from silly to terror when one is the 'ticklee'. Tickled is David Farrier's investigative reporting magnum opus, a deeply engaging ride-along...

Interview: TICKLED Director David Farrier On Internet Doxing And The American Paradox

On a lovely sunny afternoon in a completely empty Irish bar in Toronto's downtown core, I met up with New Zealand journalist and former television man David Farrier for a chat about his Sundance (and HotDocs) hit documentary (or in...