ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films Of The First Half Of 2022

Blimey folks... they say "time flies" but this year it flies on a rocket, it seems. While the second half of 2022 technically didn't start on the first of July (because February is so short), we DID pass the halfway...

Have Your Say: CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, New David Cronenberg

Opening today in North American movie theaters, Crimes of the Future is a new film by David "Mr. Canada" Cronenberg. In celebration, we've been looking back at his distinguished career this week. Shelagh Rowan-Legg reviewed the film last week, in...

Review: NEPTUNE FROST, Spiritual, Joyful, Badass Cyberpunk

The coltan mines in the hills of Burundi supply minerals that makes tantalum capacitors used in most of world's electronic devices. Multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams (Slam) and Rwandan artist Anisa Uzeyman use the mines as a springboard to embark on...

Interview: NEPTUNE FROST, Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman on Their Afrofuturist Musical

Neptune Frost, an Afrofuturist musical directed by multidisciplinary American artist Saul Williams and Rwandan visual artist Anisia Uzeyman, is a stunning film that defies conventions in both content and form. When I saw it in a packed theater at the...

Review: THE TSUGUA DIARIES, Perfect Antidote in Our Trying Times

Crista Alfaiate, Carloto Cotta, João Nunes Monteiro star in a Portuguese-language drama, aka 'Diários de Otsoga,' directed by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes.

Review: IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE Defies Conventional Romances

The voice-over that starts Hong Sang-soo's In Front of Your Face is more like a prayer. It belongs to Sang-ok (Lee Hye-young), a serene faced, aging beauty crashing on the couch in her younger sister Jeong-ok (Cho Yun-hee)'s high-rise apartment...

Review: HAPPENING Reflects on Not So Distant Past, Too Close for Comfort

The film is a stark reminder that if we don't keep up the fighting and push back, as absurd as it might sound, we might lose those rights we've been taking for granted.

Hot Docs 2022 Review: GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE, Lovely Contemplation on Nature, Filmmaking, Human Existence

Jacquelyn Mills' documentary is one of the loveliest feature debuts in years.

Review: LOS CONDUCTOS, A Tale of Two Cities Told in Ingenious Ways

Fernando Úsaga Higuíta and Luis Felipe Lozano star in a daring, dazzling cinematic exercise, directed by Camilo Restrepo, that once again proves the future of cinema is in Latin America.

Review: PETITE MAMAN, Beguiling Fairytale About Growing Up

French auteur Céline Sciamma crafts a low-key, resonant drama. With Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz and Nina Meurisse.

Review: PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT, Vibrant Take on the City of Lights

Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant and Jehnny Beth star in director Jacques Audiard's latest, delicately sampling American cartoonist Adrian Tomine's work.

Review: THE TALE OF KING CRAB, Delicious Cinematic Derring-Do

Gabriele Silli's recurring craggy face and his smooth, clear voice guides us through the most unlikely places in an odd sort of Western adventure, directed by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis.

PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT Interview: Jacques Audiard, Lucie Zhang Talk Chinese Food, Covid Lockdown, The Internet

Jacques Audiard, known for his superb thrillers (Read My Lips, The Beat that My Heart Skipped), became the supreme purveyor of French outlier cinema, chronicling gritty immigrant experiences in an increasingly diverse nation with such films as The Prophet, Dheepan...

Preview: Art of the Real Remains the Most Exciting and Rewarding Film Series Around

The ninth edition of Art of the Real, an essential showcase of the world's most innovative talents in non-narrative and hybrid filmmaking, returns this Spring with 17 features and four short films. This vivrant slate of films by international artsts,...

Preview: First Look 2022 at MoMI

First Look, the Museum of Moving Image's annual showcase, scoping new, innovative films from around the world, is back and I'm happy to announce that it's a real treasure trove this year. This year's lineup includes Murina, a Cannes Camera...

Preview: Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2022

The 27th edition of celebrating the best of contemporary French cinema offers a star-studded 23 film lineup. And after going all virtual last year due to the pandemic, this year's Rendez-Vous is back at the beloved Walter Reade Theater, Film...

Review: GREAT FREEDOM, Franz Rogowski Stands Tall in Prison Drama

Directed by Sebastian Meise, the film beautifully illustrates the genuine human connection, while examining the injustices done to generations of people who were persecuted just for being who they are.

Review: FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS, Decadence Before a Nazi Storm

Directed by Dominik Graf, the romantic drama from Germany stars Tom Schilling, Albrecht Schuch and Saskia Rosendahl.

Review: A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING Documents India's Student Protests with Poeticism

Payal Kapadia's documentary is a tapestry of grainy 16mm, archival and surveillance cam footage, beautifully capturing the spirit of youth and their undying idealism in the chaotic, uncertain times in which we live.

NYC Happening: MIFUNE Celebrates Japanese Cinema Icon All Month

Celebrating centenary of Mifune Toshiro, the festival presents a month long, 33 features of the Japanese Cinema Icon's work.