Have Your Say: High Enjoyment With A Low Budget

This month, the Dutch post-apocalyptic science fiction film Molly (seen above) got its home-release in the United States, courtesy of distributor Artsploitation. I had seen that film at its world premiere, as part of 2017's Imagine festival Amsterdam, and I...

Have Your Say: Depictions Of The Afterlife

Last week I reviewed Yamazaki Takashi's new fantasy Destiny, The Tale of Kamakura, a film virtually crammed with ghosts, yokai, and Gods. I liked it a lot, stating in my review that the film "borders on being dangerously sentimental and...

Camera Japan 2018 Review: DESTINY, THE TALE OF KAMAKURA Is Sugar Sweeeeeeeet...

This year, the Dutch Camera Japan Festival is being held for the 13th time, and to celebrate that, its theme is "superstition and the supernatural". Opening the Rotterdam leg of the festival was Yamazaki Takashi's new fantasy Destiny, The Tale...

Have Your Say: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Versus GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Thirty years ago, then-fledgling animation factory Studio Ghibli released two new feature films, each starring two children: the gentle fantasy tale My Neighbor Totoro and the harsh war drama Grave of the Fireflies. Both films initially opened to great critical...

Have Your Say: What's The Bloodiest Non-Horror Film Ever?

Yesterday, Peter Martin reviewed The Night Comes For Us, Timo Tjahjanto's ultra-violent gang thriller which played at Fantastic Fest. In fact, it is SO ultra-violent, Peter jokingly states that to make its equal "All you need is a girl, a...

Have Your Say: A Missing Bit Which Warrants Its Own Film...

Remember that scene in the 1933 King Kong, when the film crew has stunned Kong with gas grenades, and as he lies on the beach, unconscious, they plan to ship him to New York? A few days ago, friend and...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Burt Reynolds Film?

Last week saw the sad news of Burt Reynolds having died from a heart attack. The 82-years-old actor was known to have some health-related problems, but his death came as a shock, especially as it just had become known that...

Have Your Say: When Does "Bending The Truth" Go Too Far?

Later this week will see the release of Corin Hardy's The Nun, a spin-off in the franchise of the The Conjuring films. It looks to be creepy fun with jumpscares, same as the previous films. What's interesting though is that...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Film About Making Films?

Ueda Shin'ichirô's zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead is currently on its way to become one of the biggest box office miracles this year. After a festival run, in which the ultra-low-budget film gathered rave reviews and awards from...

The Dutch Camera Japan Festival 2018 Reveals Its Great Line-up

September is almost upon us, and here in The Netherlands it doesn't just mean the arrival of Autumn and a downturn in the weather, but also that the Camera Japan Festival will soon start. Beginning in Rotterdam and moving a...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Robot Sidekick?

This week sees the release of Oliver Daly's A.X.L., in which a military robotic dog becomes sentient and befriends a young motorcyclist who helps him to hide. Robots are, of course, cool, so it's no surprise we've seen so many...

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...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Shark Movie (Not JAWS)?

This week sees Jon Turteltaub's The Meg chomp its way into cinemas worldwide, and if the trailers do not lie it might give us a fun ride. At the very least it looks decently made, which is not what you...

Have Your Say: Tips For The Next Generation

I have two sons, one who is fourteen years old and one who has just turned ten. Watching films with the younger son is a lot of fun, but the older one is getting more and more curious about good...

EVANGELION: 3.0 + 1.0 Gets A Release Announcement And A Teaser

(Her eyes are on the right...) Japanese audiences flocking to see Hosoda Mamoru's new film Mirai this week got to see a special advert indeed: one which announced the fourth Evangelion reboot film. It's known under many titles but let's...

Have Your Say: When You Think It Was Inspired By...

We've all encountered it: the sense of deja-vu when you see a film and one scene suddenly looks VERY familiar for some reason. And you think: that scene, or idea, or design bowled me over, but in another (favorite) film...

Some Interesting Ideas With Regards To That OVERLORD Trailer

A few days ago, J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot released the trailer for their upcoming World War Two action horror thriller Overlord, in which some American soldiers find themselves stuck far behind enemy lines. As they try to survive...

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Has A Trailer

When Gareth Edwards' version of Godzilla premièred in 2014, it was already known that if successful, Warner Brothers and Legendary were going to try and create a 'monsterverse'. Last year, Kong: Skull Island not only embraced those plans, but (in...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Film Poster Ever?

That film poster for The Endless is probably my favorite one in years. It actually makes me wonder: what is the best or most beautiful movie poster of all time? So let's make that the topic of the week! What's...

Artsploitation Releases Dutch Post-apocalyptic Actioner MOLLY, Now On Pre-order

Last year at the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam, I attended the world premiere of a Dutch science fiction film: Molly. To say Dutch science fiction films are rare is an understatement: I need to think long and hard to...