Tag: drama

NEGATIVE Trailer: Joshua Caldwell's Spy Thriller is Out Now

Dexter's Katia Winter and Westworld's Simon Quarterman are an unlikely team-up in Joshua Caldwell's new spy thriller Negative, out today from Monarch Home Entertainment. In the film, Winter plays a burned MI5 agent on the run from a deadly cartel...

MONOCHROME: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Thomas Lawes' Killer Thriller

Thomas Lawes’ Monochrome premieres on VOD and DVD on June 6th from Gravitas Ventures. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you. Find it below along with the trailer for this UK thriller.   This killer-thriller...

Blu-ray Review: WOMEN IN LOVE

Prolific director Ken Russell (Tommy, Lisztomania, The Devils, Altered States) made his third feature film Women in Love in 1969 (the year it was released in the U.K.) with a terrific cast, starring the infamous Oliver Reed, as well as Alan Bates,...

Tribeca 2018 Review: LEMONADE, Male Toxicity Contaminates the Promised Land

The feature debut by Ioana Uricaru is a Romanian New Wave shrouded as U.S. indie.

Fantasia 2018: First Wave of Announcements is a Tsunami of Awesome!

[still from Nightmare Cinema] It's no secret that Fantasia is one of our very favorite film festivals here at ScreenAnarchy. We've already spread word about the fest's awesome 2018 poster ("meow!!") and the first two homegrown titles (Summer of '84...

Review: MRS. HYDE, Packing a Punch in Screwball Comedy Form

Serge Bozon's idiosyncratic WWI musical comedy La France impressed me when I watched it some years ago. In it, he demystified war heroics and masculinity with his deadpan humor. In Mrs. Hyde, in his peculiar way, Bozon takes jabs at...

Have Your Say: Will We See EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0 This Decade?

Ah, Evangelion... sigh. Its series and films are rightfully the stuff of legends. I tried to write a short overview of the franchise's history, when the first of the fou... Wait. That's what I wrote over two years ago already....

Marijuana and THE GREEN STANDARD To Be Debated in U.S.

In the 1970s, we argued in my Los Angeles high school about the relative merits of "softer" drugs, like marijuana, versus "harder" drugs, like heroin. They were all evil, according to nearly all adult authorities, which made all of them...

Review: Netflix's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Season Two

When we last left the Baudelaire orphans, after a series of ‘Unfortunate Events’ with their previous guardians and near misses evading Count Olaf, Mr. Poe had dropped them off at Prufrock Preparatory School. Moved in to the Orphan Shack, teaming...

ASCHARYA FUCK IT Trailer: You've Never Seen Mumbai Like This!

On my recent trip to India to attend the NFDC Film Bazaar, India's largest film market, I got to see snippets of lots of great looking projects that may or may not ever see the light of day. One of...

Berlinale 2018 Review: MUSEO, Another Gem of Charming Fecklessness By Alonso Ruizpalacios

Having won the Best First Feature Award with his exquisite debut Güeros at the Berlinale in 2014, director Alonso Ruizpalacios now excitingly returns to the festival's Main Competition with Museo (Museum). This sophomore effort feels much larger in scale, and it...

Natasha Kermani on Crafting IMITATION GIRL

One of the more unique films I've seen lately is Natasha Kermani's Imitation Girl, a sci-fi indie drama that's made a splash on the festival circuit. The film stars Lauren Ashley Carter (Premium Rush, Darling, Jug Face) in dual roles --- one as...

Interview: Daniel Radcliffe Talks BEAST OF BURDEN and the Need for Creative Risk-taking

The post-Harry Potter career of Daniel Radcliffe remains in full swing and has been an interesting ride filled with surprising project choices. His latest indie, Beast of Burden, a drama disguised as a thriller, sees him collaborating with arthouse-oriented Swedish...

CRUEL SUMMER: Watch The Trailer For UK Thriller Horror, Coming Soon on VOD

Based on a horrifying true crime, the UK horror flick Cruel Summer premieres on VOD 2/27 from Wild Eye Releasing. Screen Anarchy has your first look at a new trailer and poster for the flick.   From filmmakers Phillip Escott...

Rotterdam 2018 Review: WESTERN Documents Clashing Cultures

Valeska Grisebach's new film Western takes place, ironically, in Eastern Europe, the narrative following a group of German builders on a construction site deep in the remote woods of Bulgaria. But the title immediately provides its viewers with an interesting...

All The Big Game Spots in One Place! SOLO, A QUIET PLACE, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM And More

[Updated 2/5/18: The full teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been added below.] The game of games. The opportunity for history to be made tonight. Or will it go to the underdogs? We will know in a...

Review: 24 FRAMES, Abbas Kiarostami's Beautiful Send Off

Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami's passing in 2016 was very unexpected. Among all the cultural luminaries who passed on recently, personally Kiarostami's death really saddened me the most. His deeply humanistic, genre and form transcending cinema has been truly unique and...

THE HEART: Watch The Trailer For Fanni Metelius' Feature Debut

Fanni Metelius, previously seen in Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure, will debut her own feature film The Heart at International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Bright Future Competition section.    More than just an actress in an international hit film Matelius is clearly...

PIN CUSHION: Trailer Premiere For The Quirky Acclaimed Drama

Director Deborah Haywood has won a lot of love for her quirky outsider drama Pin Cushion, including in these very pages. And with its festival tour continuing with a stop at the International Film Festival Rotterdam just around the corner,...

Review: THE INSULT Paints a Simple Story of a Complex Society

Director Ziad Doueiri new film never wavers from reminding us that Tony and Yasser are ordinary working people living in a country with a very complex history where one can't separate their politics or identity from their ordinary lives.