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Review: RELICTO, Argentine Mystery Horror an Experimental Ode to Artistic Influences

Oscar and Tamara leave the big city to settle into a small home in the country. It is an attempt by Oscar to rebuild their broken relationship after the death of his wife and her mother. Not long after they...

Blu-ray Review: BEHIND THE MASK Remains Great

More often than not, a film won't get the acclaim that it should, even if it builds a fan base. Such is the case with Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon. Like Scream in the sense that it's a meta...

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...

SXSW 2018 Review: THUNDER ROAD Cares

Those fortunate enough to have seen Jim Cummings' Sundance winning short film, Thunder Road (2016), won't soon forget it. Some found it hilarious, some found it awkward, some found it hilariously awkward, perhaps in the vein of human train-wrecks like...

SXSW 2018 Review: FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL Explores The Universal Language Of Fear

This is a golden age for the horror anthology, and perhaps no single entity has been more responsible for the recent explosion more than the producing team of Ant Timpson and Tim League. Through their high concept omnibus packages, The...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Kills With THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Some 27 years ago, on Valentine's Day in 1991, The Silence of the Lambs was unleashed in theatres. Romantic, eh? In any case, the film wasn't expected to have the impact that it did, being released in February. However, Jonathan Demme's...

Berlinale 2018 Review: GARBAGE Savagely Attacks Religious Hypocrisy In Media Addicted India

A nation crippled by divisive partisan politics and violent religious and cultural hardliners. A nation in which anyone who doesn't expressly and enthusiastically support the right wing central government is labeled as traitorous and excoriated on twenty four hour partisan...

Blu-ray Review: DRAG ME TO HELL Stuns

Wow, so it's been awhile since I've seen Sam Raimi's fun parable/rollercoaster ride of a film, Drag Me To Hell. This 2009 horror film starring Allison Lohman and Justin Long is classic Raimi. You've got the crazy, kinetic camera work with...

Blu-ray Review: THREADS Still Destroys

In 1984, a television movie played by the BBC scarred an entire generation. Directed by Mick Jackson (who went on to direct Chattahoochee, The Bodyguard, and Volcano) and written by Barry Hinds, Threads is a docudrama that portrayed the probable after-effects...

Sundance 2018 Review: MADELINE'S MADELINE Dances in the Delight and Dread of the Feminine Intuitive

Madeline's Madeline is what we mean when we talk about authentic cinema; pure cinema, brimming over with euphoria and empathy and a direct perspective of a human, both inside and out, mental and physical, that feels so complete as to be dizzying. revelatory

Sundance 2018 Dispatch: A Walk on the Wonderful Weird Side

Yes it's been a particularly strong Sundance for the commercial fare on offer, but some of the surprising and most buzzed about titles at this year's festival fall into a category near and dear to Screen Anarchy readers. That is,...

Sundance 2018 Review: BISBEE '17 Looks at the Past and Present from All Sides

Known for his rigorous and radical deconstructions of performance, story and truth, documentary-tinkerer Robert Greene returns to Sundance with his most panoramic work yet, a wildly audacious de/reconstruction of the horrific -- and mostly forgotten -- deportation of striking immigrant miners from the town of Bisbee, Arizona in 1917.

Blu-ray Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Another Idiosyncratic Masterpiece from Yorgos Lanthimos

There are very few filmmakers these days whose work is as immediately recognizable as Greek New Wave auteur Yorgos Lanthimos. From the moment he broke out on the international scene eight years ago with his arresting third feature, Dogtooth, Lanthimos...

Sundance 2018 Review: PITY, A Brilliant Portrait of Dangerous Self-Victimization

An unspoken consensus exists among prominent Greek filmmakers, including Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Athina Rachel Tsangari (Chevalier), and Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Suntan), regarding the validity of the so-called “Weird Wave.” In their rare eyes, a collective effort at creating similarly themed or...

68 KILL Blu-ray Review: Neo-Grindhouse Still Polarizes, Thrills

Back in August, I interviewed director Trent Haaga and actor (sometimes director) Matthew Gray Gubler at Fantasia for their new movie, 68 Kill. You can read that interview here and Josh Hurtado's review here. If you read both articles, you'll...

Review: KALEIDOSCOPE Is Beautiful and Fragmented

Lots of mentally fragile guys are obsessed with their mothers, especially when it comes to cinematic tropes. Of course, there's Psycho, a giant of a film and a close cousin to Rupert Jones' debut feature, Kaleidoscope. Out today on VOD...

ANOTHER WOLFCOP Review: Canadian Horror Comedy Sequel a Better Version of The Original

Lou Garou returns as the town of Woodhaven's alcoholic werewolf cop. With the new police chief Tina and the proverbial many more WolfCop must spring into action when eccentric and possibly evil businessman Sydney Swallows seduces the town with a new...

Review: DRIFTWOOD, Grimm's Fairy Tale as Post-Bergman Drama

Driftwood is a bizarre and absolutely stark take on playing house, which would feel like experimental theater if it wasn't so damn cinematic.

Now on Blu-ray: Sergio Martino's TORSO Looks Great From Shameless Films

Shameless Films in the UK continues their commitment to sharing the best in classic sleaze with their new UK Blu-ray premiere of Sergio Martino's Torso. The company has recently released two of Martino's other classic giallo films on Blu-ray -...

Kolkata IFF 2017 Review: AVICHI Rewrites The Rulebook For Indian Cinema

Have you ever wondered what a cross between The Road Warrior and The Seventh Seal might look like? Well, with Varun Chowdhury's debut feature Avichi you get a glimpse into that world, and it is an exciting vision. A film...