Tag: documentary

DOC NYC 2017: Exclusive MAYNARD Trailer Premiere, From Protest to Power

Heading for its world premiere at DOC NYC on Thursday, November 16, 2017, Maynard examines the fascinating life and legacy of Maynard Jackson. We are pleased to premiere the first trailer, which you can watch below.  Here's the festival's description:...

Busan 2017 Review: THE WORK, an Essential Exploration into Masculine Fragility

There are few places in the world more terrifying than prison. For most of us, it is an environment we will never have to experience first hand, but for those who are incarcerated, it is a community of division, hostility...

Vancouver 2017 Review: MAISON DU BONHEUR, a Lovely Portrait

Filmmaker Sofia Bohdanowicz's 2016 film, Never Eat Alone, won her VIFF's Emerging Canadian Director prize for that year. Now, she returns to the festival with her newest feature, Maison du bonheur. How the film came to be is a charming...

Sitges 2017 Review: CANIBA Challenges You To Take A Long Look At A Murderer

And now for something truly different. Unconventional in almost every way, Caniba is the latest anthropological and psychological inquest from Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Their previous film, Leviathan, made for the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab wordlessly looked at the...

Review: 78/52, Examining the PSYCHO Shower Scene and Its Effect on the World

At the end of the summer of 1960, audiences and fans of British auteur Alfred Hitchcock and his already stellar filmography scurried into cinemas to watch his new film, Psycho.   Riding a growing wave of popularity, hot on the...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE, From Old-School to Extreme Horror

It's all fun and games until someone is left a whimpering mess. Five years ago, The American Scream debuted at Fantastic Fest. Under the direction of Michael Paul Stephenson (Best Worst Movie), it lovingly documented the growing phenomena of handcrafted...

Review: DO DONKEYS ACT? Where Poetry and Empathy Get Curiously Cozy

"Plunge into the intrinsic range of unfamiliar expressions, inside this wild sanctuary that offers a sonorious glimpse into the reveries, melodies, and rhapsodies of a great donkey orchestra."   What is undoubtedly one of the strangest documentaries of 2017, David...

Blu-ray Review: DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE Lives Well via Criterion

To quote a certain giant, it's happening... again. It's happening... again. To quote the giant who created the giant, you drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, you paint, and that's it. That quote, from filmmaker David Lynch, has been widely used...

Shudder: FOUND FOOTAGE 3D and SEOUL STATION Ready to Spook in October

As we near the most, wonderful time of the year - Halloween - we look to our streaming services to fulfill our desires for chills, thrills and outright scares. Look no further that AMC Networks’ Shudder, whose sole purpose is...

LET THERE BE LIGHT Interview: Director Mila Aung-Thwin, Physicists Mark Henderson and Michel Laberge Discuss Nuclear Fusion Becoming Mainstream

And now for something completely different. Many of the writing staff here at ScreenAnarchy have different careers outside of their movie enthusiasms. Myself, I have a degree in Chemistry, and work as a materials scientist. So when the opportunity to...

Review: LET THERE BE LIGHT, When Modern Science and Spiritual Quests Meet

There is something magnificent about human endeavours that require several lifetimes to achieve. The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona was started in 1888 by architect Antoni Gaudí, but he will have been dead for 100...

Watch BOBBI JENE Trailer: A Dancer Goes Indie

In the film world, "going indie" suggests a desire to make something that the major Hollywood studios don't want to finance and/or distribute. But what does it mean for a dancer? A new trailer for the documentary Bobbi Jene suggests...

78/52 Trailer Examines PSYCHO's Most Infamous Scene

IFC have released a trailer for the intriguing new Alfred Hitchcock doc, 78/52, which takes a forensic look at Psycho's most infamous scene and how it changed the course of modern filmmaking. The doc is directed by Alexandre O. Philippe...

PECKING ORDER Trailer: Chickens Are Silly, But So Are People

In these troubled times, what we really need is a documentary about chickens and the people who raise them. The trailer for Slavko Martinov's documentary Pecking Order is far more entertaining than might be expected. It follows animal breeders who...

Exclusive Clip: FALLEN, The Toll Upon Police Officers

Relations between police and civilians in the U.S. are fraught with peril nowadays. Just last year, five police officers were killed and nine were wounded, along with two civilian casualties, no more than 8 miles from where I live. The...

Review: CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER, 50 Million Mechanical Keyboard Fans Can't Be Wrong

I am typing this on a keyboard attached to my laptop computer because the laptop's own keyboard started acting up shortly after I purchased it in 2015. This never happened with my Smith-Corona electric typewriter, which my father gave me...

Edinburgh 2017 Interview: DELICATE BALANCE (FRAGIL EQUILIBRIO) Director Guillermo García López Talks His Socially Conscious Doc

Guillermo García López’s debut feature Delicate Balance delivers an engaging discourse on the inequalities and ailments faced in modern society. Centered around an interview with Jose Pepe Mujica, the former President of Uruguay who earned global recognition for his words...

Review: MACHINES Succeeds in Being Both an Art Film and Biting Social Commentary

Machines is a beautiful observation piece that succeeds in both being an art film and biting social commentary.

Durban 2017 Review: LIYANA Inspires, And Wins For Artistic Bravery

Liyana documents the inspiring story of a young girl in rural Swaziland, whose parents die from AIDS, and whose little twin brothers are stolen by child traffickers after she and her frail grandmother are assaulted and abused. Liyana must then...

Fantasia 2017 Review: KING COHEN and the Art of the Steal

"Anybody will put up with anything if they think a movie is being shot." These are words of wisdom, but also kind of a guerrilla filmmaking mission statement, from filmmaker Larry Cohen. Steve Mitchell's King Cohen offers a breathless sprint through...