Review: THE REVELATION Reveals An Emotionally Scarred, Scared, Scary Man

This April saw the return of the Amsterdamned Film Festival after two years of postponements and cancellations due to lock-downs. And what could be a better way to open such a long-missed event than with the world premiere of a...

Review: POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN, Heart Warming and Beautiful

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 2020. That's a fortuitous time of the year to see it for sure, as...

Pretty Packaging: The FIREBALL XL5 Boxset Is Out Of This World

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson are known as legends in the field of science fiction television series, and rightfully so. While they are probably most famous for their live action series Space: 1999 and the puppet series Thunderbirds, they have been...

Pretty Packaging: DUNE (The Lynch One) Gets An Extra Spicy Edition

Last year saw the belated release in cinemas of Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic novel Dune, and if I say it was generally well-received here it would be an understatement. Bring on the second half! But Villeneuve's version...

Rotterdam 2022 Review: BATTLECRY, An Unfinished Animation Oddity

In the past, the International Film Festival Rotterdam was one of the few events in the Netherlands which allowed audiences to watch Japanese animation, and while that duty has now been taken over by a selection of other Dutch festivals,...

Rotterdam 2022 Review: THE MOLE SONG: FINAL

The International Film Festival Rotterdam wouldn't be itself without having at least one film by Miike Takashi in its catalog. Ever since the maverick filmmaker shocked everyone to the core with his horror thriller Audition, at the 1999 edition of...

Rotterdam 2022 Review: INEXORABLE Cannot Escape Its Expectations

Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz is no stranger here at ScreenAnarchy, as the man has made quite a few eye-catching genre films in the past two decades. His films tend to start as regular thrillers or dramas, but will at...

Pretty Packaging: ALL THE HAUNTS BE OURS Boxset Bewitches And Enchants

Last year, writer-director Kier-La Janisse released Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched at festivals and cinemas, and it fast gained word of mouth for being something special. Billed as a documentary about folk horror in films, it turned out to be...

Crowdfund this: THE SMILE, A Stop-Motion Movie Mockumentary

If you are a fan of stop-motion animation, but don't know who Dutch director Erik van Schaaik is, you should remedy that. An excellent way would be to watch his award-winning short Under the Apple Tree which is freely available...

Rotterdam 2022 Review: FREAKS OUT Is Fantastic

Back in 2016, Italian director Gabriele Mainetti won the audience award at the Amsterdam Imagine film festival with his excellent superhero drama They Call Me Jeeg Robot. In a world which started to be seriously oversaturated with superhero films already...

Rotterdam 2022 Review: THE LAST RIDE OF THE WOLVES Shows Much Riding

We've all seen several heist movies over the years, and we know the formula: if the plan gets explained, something goes wrong, if the plan is kept a secret, it seems to go wrong but SURPRISE, that was part of...

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...