From The Editors

Criterion in November 2018: Welles, Wilder, Mizoguchi and Byrne

Can you feel the change of seasons? November 2018 will see the Northern Hemisphere grow colder, while the Southern Hemisphere grows warmer, but we can all agree: it will be a very good month for all fans of the Criterion...

Lost Episode Fest 2018: LUZ, RELAXER, KNUCKLEBALL, BOAR And CRISIS JUNG Are Coming to Toronto

You would be hard pressed to find better value for your cinematic dollar than the small program that Johnny Larocque puts together for his annual Lost Episode Fest (LEFT). Now in it's sixth year the festival rolls out for the...

NOLA Horror Fest 2018: 8th Annual Fest Announces Lineup And Schedule

The folks at the NOLA Horror Film Fest released the lineup and schedule for this year's festival. This is the eighth year that the festival has brought fiercely indpedant horror cinema to The Big Easy.    The schedule itself is...

Review: THE SWAN, a Lyrical and Sobering Look at Adulthood Through a Child's Eyes

A wilful young girl sent to work on a farm in rural Iceland – a waning traditional Icelandic practice to instill independence in children – uncovers some uncomfortable real-world truths in The Swan (Svanurinn), Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir’s serious-in-tone coming-of-age drama...

Review: MEMOIR OF WAR, a Harrowing Tale of Absence and Shame

Skillfully directed and beautifully acted, Memoir of War retains much of Duras' enigmatic, complex human tendencies during war time. Like her other works, it draws from her experiences and amplifies/embelishes many of her major themes - desires, suffering, shame, survivor's guilt, memories....

Interview: Emmanuel Finkiel on Adapting Marguerite Duras' Semi-Autobiographical Work in MEMOIR OF WAR

It's a big challenge to adapt a book by one of the literary giants, Margeurite Duras. Known for her enigmatic, erotically charged, fiercely political writings and films, Duras was one of the key figures in the most significant French literary...

Review: THE RANGER, Fun and Bloody Punk Horror

There is a deep and undeniable connection between punk music and horror films that goes back decades. From the very beginning of the punk music movement in the '70s, bands and fans used horror imagery to separate themselves from those...

SACRED HEART: Exclusive Scene From Aussie Thriller, On VOD DVD And Blu Today

Kosta Nikas' revenge thriller from Australia, Sacred Heart, is available today on VOD/DVD and BluRay from Gravitas Ventures. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you. From what we understand this is at the very beginning...

MOTELX 2018: Festival Announces Films Competing For Méliès D'Argent Award

Being one of the Méliès d'Argent winners at select festivals on the international circuit is a pretty big deal for European filmmakers. All films who win the d'Argent at participating festivals compete at the 'end of the season cycle' in...

Locarno 2018 Review: Grief and Past Yield Transformative Experience in A FAMILY SUBMERGED

María Alché´s debut feature has a spellbinding and palpable effect turning the viewing experience into lucid dreaming

Blu-ray Review: John Carpenter's SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME!

John Carpenter. Legendary director, writer, composer. The Thing, Escape From New York, Halloween, In the Mouth of Madness, among many other films. Scream Factory, which seems to have cornered the market on John Carpenter Blu-rays and DVDs, recently released his...

Review: HERSTORY Foregrounds Sensational Cast in Best Comfort Women Tale Yet (by a Margin)

One of the most sensitive issues in Korean society over the past few years has the been the acknowledgement of the plight of the Korean comfort women that were forced into sexual servitude by the Japanese military during World War...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's HEAVEN CAN WAIT Is Near Flawless

Old Hollywood has its pitfalls, but it sure made some excellent, even downright delightful films. Case in point, Heaven Can Wait, from director Ernst Lubitsch (Ninotchka, Trouble in Paradise, To Be Or Not To Be). Lubitsch was born in 1892 and began...

Review: THE SPY GONE NORTH, Bold and Sumptuous Espionage Yarn Eschews Action for Geopolitical Intrigue

Following his period action blockbuster Kundo: The Age of the Rampant in 2014, Yoon Jong-bin is back in the summer season lineup with his 90s-set espionage drama The Spy Gone North, which bowed earlier this year as part of the...

THEY HEAR IT: IT FOLLOWS' David Robert Mitchell to Write Adaptation From Short Film WHISPER

THR reported yesterday that Legendary Entertainment and producer The Picture Company have fast tracked the feature film They Hear It an adaptation of Julian Terry's horror short film Whisper (see image above and the short below).    The companies bought...

Have Your Say: Which Director Would You Like To Get 200,000,000 USD To Play With?

Now that I've been writing for Screen Anarchy for more than ten years, I sometimes revisit stuff I did a decade ago. Sometimes just for fun, sometimes to see what topics concerned us back then, in the "oughts". And in...

Review: DOWN A DARK HALL, Deceptive Gloom at a Boarding School

Set in the present day, Down a Dark Hall liberally borrows elements from gothic horror to style its gloomy atmosphere. Teenage Kit (AnnaSophia Robb) is sent to the Blackwood Boarding School as a last resort. She has no aptitude for...

COMMANDO NINJA: Fresh Batch of Images in a Behind The Scenes Gallery

As Benjamin Combes' homage to 80s action beefcake cinema Commando Ninja comes together in post Screen Anarchy has been sent a batch of behind the scenes stills. Up to now most of these have been largely unseen outside of backers...

Get Your Gut-Munching Goodies From SEVERIN FILMS With This Amazing Blu-ray Cannibal Combo!

The current kings of cult movie overkill, Severin Films, revealed their latest upcoming releases today. Next up for these heroes is a duo of cannibal classics from director Joe D'Amato and writer/star George Eastman, the legendary Video Nasties, Anthropophagous and...

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA: First Images From Upcoming Netflix Series

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa`s penchant for taking cheerful intellectual properties and going really dark continues with his new series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Aguirre-Sacasa took this dark turn previously with the Archie comics in Riverdale and is looking to romanticize the occult...