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Have Your Say: Which Film Has Most Unjustly Underperformed?

The most enjoyable film I've seen so far this year is Ben Wheatley's Free Fire. There, I've said it. I loved it, and I left the theatre invigorated with a huge smile on my face. It's therefore with puzzlement that...

Pretty Packaging: Carlotta's PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE Is A Stunner

When the French distributor Carlotta Films started with their line of "Ultra Collector" boxsets back in 2015, we sat up and took notice. Each of these featured a newly remastered Blu-ray and DVD of a chosen title, fitted on the...

Pretty Packaging: An Uncensored EVIL DEAD Has Finally Arrived In Germany

(All good things to those who wait, as the saying goes, but apparently that applies to some evil things too...) Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead is one of the most infamous films of the eighties, and like with Godzilla, it's...

Have Your Say: What Does Your Regional Superhero Look Like?

After months of terrific trailers and awful reviews, this weekend I finally saw Saric Andreasyan's Russian superhero flick Guardians (see my review). And while a lot of fun to be had with the film is about laughing AT it rather...

Chattanooga 2017 Recap: A Must-Visit Genre Fest

As a journalist, programmer, and filmmaker, I've been to my fair share of film festivals. I've just arrived home from Chattanooga Film Festival 2017, and.... WOW. Only in its fourth year, this incredible festival has managed to blow most of...

Our Favorite Faces Of Ewan McGregor

Two of the most anticipated North American premieres this weekend were Bill Condon's new Beauty and the Beast and Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting (seen above), both of which have Ewan McGregor in them. It's not the first time that he...

Have Your Say: Which Film Would You Want To Forget... So You Could See It Again For The First Time?

Two weeks ago I saw Jacques Tourneur's classic horror film Night of the Demon, a first viewing despite me being curious about the film for over thirty years already. Surprisingly, after all that anticipation it didn't disappoint me. I loved...

Boston Underground 2017 First Wave: BITCH, PREVENGE, 68 KILL, THE VOID, TRINITY & More!

The weirdos at the Boston Underground Film Festival (Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA, March 22 - 26) unleashed its first wave of programming for its 19th year today --- and the selections are FANTASTIC. Features include previous BUFF alums, such as...

Have Your Say: What Was The Best Zombie Film Of 2016?

Oscars, Schmoscars. While I understand that it must be nice to be nominated (and even nicer to win), films aren't a sports event, and the very nature of art often renders straight comparisons meaningless anyway. Beauty is in the eye...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Theatrically Released Documentary Ever?

Theatrically released documentaries are a strange sub-class of film. Sometimes they can get away with not having a narrative or (other) technical merits, when the subject is interesting enough to just point a camera at. Sometimes, they take a mundane...

Have Your Say: IMDb Is About To Delete Its Message Boards

This weekend I was looking up something in the Internet Movie Database over on www.IMDb.com, and got distracted by a question in a message board. Intrigued and amused I started reading it, and as these things go I got even...

Our Favorite Faces Of Cary Elwes

Later this week, Predrag Antonijevic's Ghost of New Orleans will be released theatrically and on several other platforms like VOD and Digital HD. In it, two cops use an abandoned house as a stake-out location, only to be contacted by...

Have Your Say: What Should The Next Lego Movie Be About?

This week we see the premiere of The Lego Batman Movie, and according to our James Marsh it's a whole load of fun. To be honest, that in itself ought not to be a surprise at this point. A few...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Movie Shoot-out Ever?

Yesterday, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire played at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and a good time was had by all, especially when the director took the stage afterwards for a very funny Q&A session. I swear, I'd pay just to...

Have Your Say: About Original Non-original Movie Poster Art...

When I buy DVD's or Blu-rays, the cover art normally doesn't concern me all that much... unless we're talking about a super-special edition, in which case I'll see if it warrants a Pretty Packaging article. Newly commissioned covers can be...

Slamdance 2017 Preview: ScreenAnarchy's Top Picks

Touted as the festival "for filmmakers by filmmakers", the 23rd Annual Slamdance Film Festical kicks off Friday Jaunary 20th at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah. A stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of Sundance, Slamdance...

Pretty Packaging: THE BLUES BROTHERS Gets A German Edition Worth Going To Jail For

When I heard that a company in Germany was bringing out a special extended edition of John Landis' 1980 comedy The Blues Brothers, a few thoughts went through my mind. First of all, was it truly an extended version or...

Have Your Say: Cinemas With Frikkin Lasers?!

As of late, one of the cinemas in my hometown has started showing several movies in a new way: with lasers. I only noticed because in their schedule, I saw a logo next to some titles I hadn't seen before....

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...

Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2016

Unlike my articles of 2014 and 2015, this year I actually had seen enough films to do a top-10 proper. So what happened? I flubbed it by mismanaging my time, and even missed the deadline for last week's splendid group...