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Zach's Top Five Top Five Screen Classics of 2016

Did anyone else feel a little bit like Christine Chubbuck by the end of the year? I mean, in general and not in regards to what Chubbuck chose to do shortly after the still frame below. Speaking honestly, I do...

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...

Destroy All Monsters: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Is Sadly On-Point For Women In Hollywood

We might call Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals divisive, except I'm unsure who exactly it has successfully divided; one half of film Twitter from the other, I suppose. The film is intentionally noxious, centered as it is around a vulgar potboiler...

Review: In NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Bad Things Happen

For the engaged cinephile, right from the opening credit sequence of Nocturnal Animals, there will be a sense of confidence that things here are in good hands. Hyper-glossy and daringly uncommercial in the same breath, it puts some fine Lynchian...

Destroy All Monsters: The Tyranny of Straight Lines in ARRIVAL

Spoilers for Arrival, even if (on one level) Arrival makes a pretty compelling argument that spoilers do not matter. Everything is at right angles in Arrival, which is one of the strategies the film uses to disorient and disrupt its...

Review: ARRIVAL Tackles Big Ideas With Pure Elegance

They should have sent a poet. The imagining of humankind's first contact with alien lifeforms is territory well-mined in popular fiction and probably best executed in Robert Zemeckis's wonderful 1997 film Contact. With such great works in the past, is...

AnarchyVision: Toronto 2016 Highlights

Some of the main hits from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), showcasing some of the highlights of this year's fest, including La La Land,  Arrival, Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea and more, are covered in the watch, which...

Toronto 2016 Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Rends With Savage Grace

If you are an honorable cinephile, right from the opening credit sequence of Nocturnal Animals, you will know you are in good hands. Hyper-glossy and daringly uncommercial in the same breath, it puts some fine Lynchian bonafides on the table...

Toronto 2016 Review: ARRIVAL Delivers Complex Ideas in an Exquisite Package

They should have sent a poet. The imagining of humankind's first contact with alien lifeforms is territory well-mined in popular fiction and probably best executed in Robert Zemeckis's wonderful 1997 film Contact. With such great works in the past, is...

Villeneuve's ARRIVAL Teaser Arrives

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has all the critical acclaim any director could ever hope for and with Blade Runner 2 up on his docket next he's poised to make the leap in to mainstream success in by far the biggest...

Review: BIG EYES Goes Bleary In Spite Of Itself

You think you know a guy... For the whole of his directorial career, former animator Tim Burton has drawn an image of himself as Hollywood's foremost misunderstood weirdo. In a supposedly creative business and culture dominated by more-of-the-same, he was...

Amy Adams Going Alien With Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams, who gained experience dealing with aliens in Man of Steel, is in early talks to star in the science-fiction thriller Story of Your Life, to be directed by Denis Villenueve. According to Deadline, Adams would play an "expert linguist...

Review: Spike Jonze's HER Is The New Anthem For The Millennial Generation

It's hard to believe that Her is only Spike Jonze's fourth feature film, since he has been in our pop-culture consciousness for a long time. With his innovative music videos and films, he's always been creating worlds that are both...

Review: AMERICAN HUSTLE Offers Laughs, Lies, And Toupees

There is indeed something uniquely American about American Hustle, a loosely fact-based comic drama about chicanery, ambition, corruption, government bureaucracy, and good old-fashioned greed. Nearly everyone in it, from the self-admitted con men to the supposedly upright FBI agents, is...

Spike Jonze's HER Gets A New, Romantic, Haunting Trailer

A new trailer for Spike Jonze's Her captures some of the film's magic without ruining any of the hidden treats. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a lonely soul who is still getting over the dissolution of his marriage to Rooney Mara....

Spike Jonze's HER to World Premiere as NYFF Closer

You saw the astounding trailer for Spike Jonze's latest Her just yesterday. Today brings the news that this hotly anticipated film will make its world premiere as the closing night gala at this year's New York Film Fest. Put...

First Astounding Trailer for Spike Jonze's HER

We learned the first real insight into Spike Jonze's much-anticipated follow-up to Where the Wild Things Are when the director sat down with David O. Russell to discuss Her at LA Film Fest earlier this year. Now we are finally...

Bradley Cooper And Christian Bale's Ridiculous Hair Star In First AMERICAN HUSTLE Trailer

If you can focus on the faces rather than the hair styles you will, no doubt, realize soon enough that those two faces up above belong to Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale - co-stars of David O Russell's upcoming American...

Review: MAN OF STEEL, A Hero Flies With Brute Force

You will believe a blockbuster can fly. Man of Steel is a movie that earns its title the old-fashioned way -- by the brute force of its titular character, an alien whose physical strength is matched by his spiritual mettle...

Spectacular New MAN OF STEEL Trailer Drops

Though many have been skeptical about the Zack Snyder Superman reboot, a spectacular new trailer should help convert many skeptics, of which I have been one since the project was announced.The feel is epic and the visuals are tantalizing but most importantly...