Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2021

This year I'm breaking my own record for reporting about LAST year: I don't think I've ever been quite this late. Ouch. If I continue like this, it'll become so bad that I will have to promise that next year,...

BELLE Interview: Director Hosoda Mamoru Provides Hope For The Future

To many anime lovers worldwide, Hosoda Mamoru probably doesn't need an introduction. For the past fifteen years, the man has had a regular output of excellent films, making him one of the current giants of the Japanese animation industry, and...

Pretty Packaging: NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Has An Earth-Shattering Ultimate Edition

It's been a while since I put up a Pretty Packaging article here at Screen Anarchy, and frankly, the last few months didn't exactly entice me to write many of these. But trust Glasgow-based distributor Anime Limited to shake me...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films of 2021

Hi All, here at ScreenAnarchy we are wishing you the best for 2022! And with the previous year now in the past, let us make a tally of what movies we liked most in 2021. Everyone here was encouraged to...

Now Streaming: EVANGELION: 3.0 + 1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME

Let me start this review with apologizing for its late arrival. And no, I didn't do that on purpose to mock its subject's many delays. Last March, the fourth and final film in the Evangelion reboot series was released in...

Lund Fantastic 2021 Review: CROSS THE LINE Makes You Wonder If You Would...

One night out and loosening up a bit after a long, gruelling time of personal anxiety. What could possibly go wrong? Uhmm... a lot. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, provided that they're well executed. Thankfully, David Victori's Cross...

Lund Fantastic 2021 Review: IN THE SHADOWS, Resistance Grows

Erdem Tepegöz' science fiction mindfuck thriller In the Shadows has won awards in its home country of Turkey at several festivals, for best film, best director, best art direction and best music, and has received nominations aplenty in several other...

Review: DEAD & BEAUTIFUL, Lifestyles of the Rich and Bloodthirsty

David Verbeek's excellent new thriller is a classy vampire drama with some horror edges, now streaming on Shudder.

The Spark Animation 2021 Festival Starts Today

From the 28th of October till the 7th of November, the Vancouver-based Spark Animation festival will be held. This time, in its 13th year, it will be an on-line event only, due to Covid-19 restrictions during the preparations, but that...

Crowdfund This: A DIRTY PAIR English-friendly Blu-ray Boxset

For lovers of classic anime series the past weeks have seen some great announcements, ranging from Hayao Miyazaki's seventies' title Future Boy Conan getting a release in 2022, to Nozomi Entertainment creating a Kickstarter campaign for an English-friendly high definition...

Vancouver 2021: CRYPTOZOO Review

A young couple go for a walk in a forest, make love, and encounter a gigantic fence. On impulse they decide to climb over it, curious about what could be on the other side. Anyone who has seen a Jurassic...

Rabid NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Fans: Start Your Engines...

Last year, Scottish distributor Anime Limited announced that their next Ultimate Edition Blu-ray release would be for the classic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, to be released this year. The release of any of their Ultimate Editions is news in...

New York Asian 2021 Review: TIME Is On The Audience's Side

When Ricky Ko's Hong Kong comedy drama Time played at the International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year, it nearly won the audience prize. It's a testament to how easy the film is on the eyes, though its charms never...

Neuchâtel 2021 Review: TIDES (aka. THE COLONY)

This year the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival had a treat for the locals programmed in at the end: the International première of Swiss film-maker Tim Fehlbaum's apocalyptic science fiction action drama Tides (soon to be released state-side as The...

Rotterdam 2021 June Part Review: POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN

Based on a children's book written by Japanese comedian Nishino Akihiro, Poupelle of Chimney Town is an anime film which premièred in Japan on Christmas of last year. That's a fortuitous time of the year to see it for sure,...

Review: MANDIBLES, Gigantic Fly, Absurd Misadventures

Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, the film stars Gregoire Ludig, David Marsais, Adele Exarchopoulos, India Hair, Romeo Elvis, Coralie Russier, and Bruno Lochet.

The 20th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival: Awards Time!

Last weekend saw the end of the 20th edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, or NIFFF, and a great edition it was. COVID-restrictions were loosened a mere week before the start, allowing venues suddenly to be two-thirds filled....

Melbourne 2021: Engaging and Eclectic MIFF Lineup Revealed

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) returns for a very nice sixty-ninth time in selected cinemas and at home via a streaming pass system this year. It initially feels quite piecemeal, making your way through the guide to work out...

The 20th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival: A Preview

This Friday sees the start of the 20th edition of the Neuchâtel international Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF for short). Partly on-line and with Covid regulations in place, this year the festival still opts to get as theatrical as possible under...

Rotterdam 2021 June Part Review: THE DAY TODAY Fast-forwards To The Past

One of the world premières this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam was Maxence Stamatiadis' The Day Today (original title Au Jour d'Aujourd'Hui), an intriguing little science fiction film which starts slow, but manages to elegantly get some points...