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Japan Cuts 2018 Sneak Peek: New Work from Naomi Kawase Leads an Eclectic Slate

Summer in New York City means Japan Society presenting another round of delish contemporary Japanese films, ranging from the weird and macabre, to the sincere and bubblegum apeshit insane! It's all happening, starting today, July 19, and roaring until July...

Fantasia 2018 Curtain Raiser: Your Guide To Navigating Montreal's Gargantuan Genre Festival

The Fantasia International Film Festival begins its 22nd edition in Canada's La Belle Province today for a three-week smorgasbord of action, horror, weirdness and, tucked away between the splatter and science fiction, you will find a drama or two. As...

New York Asian 2018 Dispatch - Japanese Films: Smut Peddlers, Angsty High Schoolers, Enigmatic Murderers and Edo Sisterhood

The Japanese films in this year’s edition of the New York Asian Film Festival are typically eclectic and mostly accomplished, ranging from fresh takes on period films (Kakekomi, Sekigahara), dark and often disturbing depictions of high school life (River’s Edge,...

BiFan 2018: ScreenAnarchy Offers Its Picks for This Year's Jam-Packed Bucheon!

We're now just 48 hours away from the opening of this year's 22nd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), and while the ScreenAnarchy team is busy packing their printed tees, brollies and aspirin, we've also found a little time to...

New York Asian Film Festival 2018 Sneak Peek: Weird, Wild Summertime Cinema

With the summer heat on full blast this coming weekend in New York, patrons of the five burroughs may want to consider the cool and also very hip insides of a movie theater for proper retreat and enjoyment. And what...

BAMcinemaFest 2018 Dispatch: Spotlighted Selections

The tenth edition of BAMcinemaFest, screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Rose Cinemas and the BAM Harvey Theater through July 1, continues its tradition of showcasing bold, idiosyncratic, and accomplished cinematic visions in American independent cinema, along with...

Seattle 2018 Preview: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Week 4 of SIFF

All right Seattle film fans! You've made it through all three full weeks of the Seattle International Film Fest -- but it's not over yet! We've got a few days left and a few picks left to go with them....

Seattle 2018 Preview: 5 New Picks from SIFF Week 3

We hope you've been enjoying our preview series from the Seattle International Film Fest. Click here for a quick look back at Week 1 and Week 2. We're on to Week 3 with 5 new picks for you to check...

Seattle 2018 Dispatch: A Look Inside SIFF's VR Zone

Most festival are exhibiting VR these days and Seattle International Film Festival is most definitely on board. You can check out the SIFF VR Zone page for the full list, but quite a few pieces that we've covered before are...

Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival Proves Inclusion is Good for Business

Nestled in the birthplace of one of the world’s most powerful corporations, yet far away from any city that one would instinctively consider a progressive hub, the Bentonville Film Festival (now in its fourth edition), is an event fueled by...

Seattle 2018 Preview: Week's 2's 5 Can't Miss Picks

Welcome back for the second week of the Seattle International Film Fest. We last brought you five picks from the kickoff week (some of which might have additional screenings to come). Here are five more movies we recommend that premiere...

Seattle 2018 Preview: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Week 1 at SIFF

Hello Northwest film fans! Welcome to part one of our weekly Seattle International Film Fest preview series. As Seattleites undoubtedly know, the annual month-long celebration of cinema that is SIFF is kicking off tonight. For this year's festival, we've broken...

Preview: New York African Film Festival Celebrates Its Magnificent 25th Year!

With plenty of evidence of the decline of Western Civilization presenting itself on TV news daily,  the New York African Film Festival (known as NYAFF, but not to be confused with the New York Asian Film Fest) gives filmgoers a...

LA Asian Pacific Film Fest 2018: ScreenAnarchy Makes 6 Can't Miss Picks

It's been a few years since we previewed the LA Asian Pacific Film Fest (aka VC Fest), but we just had to dive in this year with such a great lineup. Screenings kick off tonight and run through next Thursday...

Fantasia 2018: First Wave of Announcements is a Tsunami of Awesome!

[still from Nightmare Cinema] It's no secret that Fantasia is one of our very favorite film festivals here at ScreenAnarchy. We've already spread word about the fest's awesome 2018 poster ("meow!!") and the first two homegrown titles (Summer of '84...

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: Showbiz Documentaries

The typical showbiz documentary, like the true-crime doc, the unexplored-niche doc and so many other related subgenres, has its hooks, its patterns, its agendas. What’s neat about some of the showbiz docs at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) this year...

Friday One Sheet: 93QUEEN and THE RUSSIAN JOB

Hot Docs is currently happening in Toronto, and while researching what to see, and what to include in our previous Curtain Raiser post, I came across a few well designed posters for films at the fest. One publicist was kind...

Hot Docs 2018 Curtain Raiser: From M.I.A. To MeToo

North America's largest documentary film festival, Hot Docs, kicks off tomorrow with its 25th edition. And while the festival has always specialized in content focused on the margins of society and telling their stories, we are in the age of...

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: The Many Pleasures of Horror

Perhaps not every horror fan will confess this, but we’re not always looking for masterpieces, or even movies that we’d recommend wholeheartedly. Instead, it’s all about moments and ideas, preferably ones that reflect the whole of the filmmaker’s heart and...

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: VR Round Up

Tribeca is back at it with another excellent lineup of VR content across their three curated sections: Storyscapes, Virtual Arcade, and Cinema 360. I got a chance to check out the majority of what was on tap and it is...