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Have Your Say: You're A Fake, Baby!

The 'fabricated human' is a recurring theme in fiction, and a very interesting one. From the clay golems of old, to the more modern monsters of Frankenstein, to androids, to Artificial Intelligences, to Blade Runner 2049's replicants, there sure is...

Milwaukee Film Festival 2017 Dispatch, Part 2: The Best Horror Film of the Year is a Documentary

When you come to a new city, you don't want to be an outsider and you don't want to be a tourist. But that is what you are. You can't totally escape it. But you damn as well try. It...

Milwaukee Film Festival 2017 Dispatch: A Weekend of Cinema & Culture in The Brew

On my first day in Milwaukee I learned a new term : Cream City Brick. Hold on a second and say it aloud. Let it roll around in your mouth. Cream City Brick. There's something very satisfying about the combination...

Have Your Say: The Best Films In Life Come Three!

So a few days ago, a friend posted an innocuous enough question over on Facebook. It was to the effect of: "I've got about 5-8 hours of free time this evening and want to watch a triple-bill. What three films...

10+ Years Later: Exhumating the Genius of BBC's HUMAN REMAINS

Julia Davis and Rob Brydon's no-holds-barred comedy series Human Remains brilliantly eviscerates dysfunctional marriages to find humor in depression, death, and other dark topics.

Have Your Say: Which Film Would You Like To See Fanatically Restored?

A few months ago I did a "Pretty Packaging" article about the German Suspiria release, and mentioned that while that edition contained a fine HD rendition of the film, fans were avidly awaiting Synapse's 4K restoration, a labor of love...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GERALD'S GAME Is Oscar Worthy

Warning: spoilers ahead. For the record, I never cracked open Stephen King's Gerald's Game because I just couldn't take what the cover --- a pair of handcuffs hanging from a bedpost, its top carved into a crouching, hurting woman ---...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Interview: Larry Cohen Talks Movies, KING COHEN, Guerilla Filmmaking, and the FBI

Larry Cohen is a legend. When you hear the name as a genre fan, you usually think of such classics as Q, The Winged Serpent, It's Alive, God Told Me To, and The Stuff. Now, through Steve Mitchell's fun documentary...

Have Your Say: Sweet, Sweet Divisiveness...

Darren Aranofsky's elaborate mindfuck thriller mother! has landed in cinemas, but instead of making a splash it's sort-of hop-skipping along the surface. Opening day audiences even gave it the dreaded "F" score on CinemaScore. Ouch... Interestingly, reviews are more mixed,...

Pretty Packaging: Germany Primps OLDBOY, Korean Style

When DVDs started conquering the world, twenty years ago, the then-recently-invented "special edition" started to thrive like never before. One country especially started creating elaborately decorated boxes filled with bling and trinkets. That country was Korea. Well, to be honest,...

Pretty Packaging: The French GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND-ALONE COMPLEX Boxset Looks Ace

My fandom of (slash obsession with) Mamoru Oshii's adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is not exactly a secret here at Screen Anarchy (cough), so it will probably not come as a surprise when I say that I like Kamiyama...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Book-To-Film Adaptation Ever?

Andy Muschietti's It is breaking box-office records, and as has been famously pointed out a million times everywhere, it is based on the book of the same title by Stephen King. In his review, J. Hurtado lauded the film and...

Our Favorite Faces Of Javier Botet

This weekend, Andy Muschietti's big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It broke all sorts of records, especially if you look at the horror genre, or even all R-rated films. Critics and audiences alike took to it as well, and our...

Pretty Packaging: It Is OK To Pick Up The Boxset Of IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?

Confession time: people often think I'm a bit of an anime expert, but I'm really not. There are some series and films I love, and many I like, but I'm terrible at keeping up-to-date with what's currently hot or not....

Have Your Say: Fun With Sequel Titles

And now for something silly. I was discussing films with a friend, as happens, and we started talking about obscure horror films. And my friend mentioned that over in Germany, director Oliver Krekel actually made a sequel of sorts to...

Film Community Pays Tribute to Beloved Icon Tobe Hooper

“To know Tobe was to love him.” — Mick Garris This past weekend, the horror film world was shaken by the death of Tobe Hooper, a director who forever changed cinema with the unequaled, still-terrifying The Texas Chain Saw Massacre....

Have Your Say: Well Begun Is Half Done

A popular Dutch saying is "Een goed begin is het halve werk", which means something akin to "The first blow is half the battle", or "Well begun is half done". If it were always true, it would mean some films...

Fantasia 2017 Interview: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson on Crafting THE ENDLESS

Recently at Fantasia 2017, I was able to catch the Canadian premiere of The Endless, the new feature from co-directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. As with Resolution and Spring, what they did here with The Endless was rain...

Have Your Say: What Is The Best GODZILLA Film?

Last week, Anno Hideaki's Shin Godzilla got a theatrical release in the United Kingdom. At the same time, it got a DVD and Blu-ray release in Germany and the Netherlands, which is how I finally got to see it. And...

Fantasia 2017 Review: Small Gauge Trauma Showcases Horrific Standouts

(The still above is from iMedium, one of the best shorts in the Small Gauge Trauma block.) It's no secret that we adore Fantasia here at ScreenAnarchy. In addition to the great live events, features, and raucous Q&As, the festival always...