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Preview: Japan Cuts 2016, As Dynamic as Ever

Japan Cuts, Japan Society's annual festival of contemporary Japanese cinema, turns 10 this year. What the value of a film festival is may seem easy to talk about in terms of age and program focus. It  can also be hard...

Have Your Say: My Prescient! My Prescient!

Through the technological wonders of the smartphone and Pokemon Go, half of the United States is currently chasing after imaginary creatures, or rather artificial and virtual ones. And I cannot help but wonder how incredibly spot-on Iso Mitsuo's 2007 anime...

The Many Faces Of Frank Langella

This week sees the limited North-American release of Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen. So this week, our quiz is... but no, we did Viggo already, heh. Further down the cast-list we see Frank Langella though, so guess what?...

Have Your Say: Which Anime Would You Like Another Season Of?

Yesterday brought happy news for fans of Araki Tetsurō's anime Attack on Titan, as the series' site announced a second season is finally being made, and readied for airing early next year (thanks to Kotaku for spreading the news). Attack...

The Many Faces of Djimon Hounsou

This week sees the premiere of The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård as the titular ape-man. But going through the cast-list reveals many a famous or interesting name: we see Samuel L. Jackson, we see Christoph Waltz, Jim Broadbent,...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2016

One year ago, we arrived at the mid-year point in high spirits. We all marveled at the new Mad Max, got turned Inside Out by Pixar, and were seduced by Ex Machina. So we published our favorites as a nice...

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Nicolas Winding Refn Film?

Last week, Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon went into limited release in North America, to mixed results and a disappointing box office. Film critics are divided as well, some calling it the year's best, others calling it a shallow...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's BLOOD BATH Provides A Pool Of Different Versions

When distributor Arrow announced their release of a title called Blood Bath, I assumed it would be another generic eighties'-slasher-with-its-own-peculiar-fans-who-consider-it-a-classic-though-I-have-never-heard-of-it. Looking a bit closer though, this turned out to be something much, much weirder, and Arrow's approach towards this release...

The Many Faces of Jeff Goldblum

This week sees Independence Day: Resurgence appear all over the world, and as fun as it sounds to see an Independence Day film in a 3D Imax, reports haven't exactly been favorable. Check Pierce Conran's review for example, which is......

Preview: New York Asian Film Festival Celebrates 15 Gonzo Years

Picture it: The early part of the 21st Century. Dial-up modems sing shrilly throughout our homes. Bush & Cheney plot and scheme like Batman villains. A young Canadian music and movie enthusiast starts a website to talk about the stuff...

Have Your Say: Looking Back, And The Road Forward!

Yesterday, after twelve years of service, the TwitchFilm website ceased to exist. All its archives and content are now subtly re-routed towards the new site we've secretly been testing and shadow-running for some time already, the one you're reading now:...

The Many Faces Of Dwayne Johnson

This week sees worldwide premieres of Rawson Marshall Thurber's Central Intelligence, starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Peter Martin didn't slag the film in his review, and included the following bit about Dwayne: "Johnson has always threatened to...

Have Your Say: What Weird Creature Deserves Its Own Film?

This week will see the arrival of Finding Dory, Pixar's sequel to their humongous 2003 hit Finding Nemo. Again we can look forward to seeing sea-life portrayed in an abundance of color and creativity. And weird creatures of course (check...

Pretty Packaging: StudioCanal's THE THIRD MAN Is A Well-Kept Secret

On-line stores tend to give you friendly advice on "other purchases you might be interested in", and while I generally don't have much use for these, some stores have such vast catalogues and such good algorithms that I do occasionally...

Have Your Say: What Favorite Film Needs A Bust-y Release?

Those who know me know I'm fiercely addicted to special edition releases of DVDs and Blu-rays. Basically, you can wake me up for trinkets and books, weird display cases... you name it. Like a magpie, I'll go for the shiny...

Pretty Packaging: THE BOY AND THE BEAST Has A French Release Worth Fighting Over

Hosoda Mamoru has been a shining light in the Japanese animation industry, and never more so than after he left Studio Ghibli over a decade ago. What would normally be considered a career-killing move proved to take him on a...

Have Your Say: The Best Story Ever Worth Adapting To Film From A Videogame

Adaptations are often vilified, but few as much as videogame adaptations. On paper such adaptations may seem to make sense: both videogames and movies are highly visual media, and both often have a narrative guiding the viewer. So where's the...

Have Your Say: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing?

We're nearing that time of the year again, at the end of May, when we get to celebrate the birthdays of three of the biggest legends horror cinema has ever known. I'm talking of course about Vincent Price, Christopher Lee...

The Many Faces Of Kim Basinger

This week sees the wide release of Shane Black's The Nice Guys, and as Jason Gorber says in his review it stars a great Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. But in a supporting role, it also stars Kim Basinger! Now...