Interview: Director Matthew Ross Talks SIBERIA and Keanu Reeves

In the Matthew Ross-directed thriller Siberia, Keanu Reeves is Lucas Hill, a married American man who travels to Saint Petersburg, Russia for his latest mission in the diamond trade. Like John Wick, Hill is a very reserved, quiet professional who...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2018

Time flies like a sonofabitch, and this year it seems to do so faster than usual. We are at 2018's mid-point already. Whoa! That does beg the question though: what films have managed to impress and touch us most, so...

Review: THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN Drags On, Then Barely Delivers As WTF Genre Cinema

Roberto San Sebastián’s The Night of the Virgin (aka La noche del virgen) is one of those genre films that, since early on, you know it’ll be all about the execution of its climax. The basic setting goes like this:...

Review: ERES MI PASIÓN, Another Mediocre Mexican Rom-Com/Soccer Movie

Anwar Safa's Eres mi pasión opened in Mexico after Tuya, mía… Te la apuesto and Campeones, becoming the third and (hopefully) last Mexican movie about soccer released in the year of the Russia World Cup. This one in particular is...

Interview: 211 Director York Shackleton on His Bank Heist Film

In York Shackleton's bank heist/action film 211, a group of soldiers from the special forces get fucked up by their boss, who doesn’t pay them for their (dirty) work. We also follow a young African American student who gets bullied...

Interview: Clancy Brown Talks SUPERCON, BUCKAROO BANZAI and '80s Nostalgia

Zak Knutson’s Supercon is a caper comedy set around the world of the fan conventions, in which a group of not incredibly successful actors and comic book artists get fired from the titular con and decide to get even by...

Review: PSYCHOKINESIS, Sang-ho Yeon's Superhero Film Is Fun, Humane And Relevant

South Korea’s Yeon Sang-ho explored fantastic cinema for the first time with his diptych about a zombie invasion, Seoul Station and Train to Busan. After a couple of totally sordid animated features, The King of Pigs and The Fake, Yeon...

Review: THE 4TH COMPANY, Prison Football As Coverup Of A Criminal System

The 4th Company (La 4ª Compañía) gained attention last year when it won several Ariel awards (the Mexican equivalent of the Academy Awards), including Best Picture; it was particularly notorious because practically no one had seen the film at that...

Review: TUYA, MÍA... TE LA APUESTO Celebrates a Stereotypical Mexican Soccer Aficionado

Actor Adrián Uribe, whose most famous TV character is the Vítor, a stereotypical ordinary Mexican from a working-class hood, stars in Tuya, mía… Te la apuesto, a new Mexican/Colombian comedy that is, naturally, chock-full of stereotypes. Uribe plays Mariano, a...

Review: TODO MAL, Issa López's Failed Return To Comedy

Issa López made quite an impression in 2017, particularly outside of Mexico, with her film Tigers Are Not Afraid (aka Vuelven), a mixture of social realism and fantasy in the vein of Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone: orphans as...

Review: DE LAS MUERTAS, An Unsurprising Mexican Thriller

It’s well documented that violence against women and femicides are part of Mexico’s terrible reality. At one point in José Luis Gutierrez’s De las muertas, a 2016 Mexican thriller that is finally having its commercial release, we see the main...

THE ALIENIST Interview: Daniel Brühl Talks 19th-Century Psychology And Classic Crime Fiction

The Spanish-born German actor Daniel Brühl is the star of The Alienist, the new period drama based on the homonymous book by Caleb Carr. Brühl, who is best known for Good Bye Lenin!, Inglourious Basterds, Rush, Captain America: Civil War...

Interview: LOOKING GLASS Director Tim Hunter on His Slow Burn Neon Noir

In the opening sequence of Looking Glass, we see a couple (played by Nicolas Cage and Robin Tunney) on a road trip towards their attempt to build a new life, after their daughter tragically passed away due to an accident...

Review: LA PRIMA, An Early Candidate for Worst Mexican Movie of 2018

In this age of political correctness and the countless sex scandals that have emerged from Hollywood, a comedy like La prima will be definitely criticized for its undeniable connection to the so-called Mexican “sexy comedies” from a different era. The...

Review: CÓMPLICES Doesn't Bring Anything Fresh To The Romance/Comedy Film

Cómplices is another production presented by Pantelion Films, the company owned by Lionsgate and Mexico’s Televisa. Unlike Pantelion’s bilingual How to Be a Latin Lover, Luis Eduardo Reyes’ Cómplices is not really targeting the latino audience in the United States,...

THE UNTAMED Interview: Amat Escalante On His Best Film Yet

The Untamed (aka La región salvaje) is arguably Amat Escalante’s greatest film yet. After dealing with the Mexican drug trade in Heli, Escalante returned with another social drama set in Guanajuato, his hometown. This time, though, there’s a fantastic element...

MOM AND DAD Interview: Brian Taylor Talks Working Again With Nicolas Cage

After working together with Mark Neveldine in Crank and its sequel, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Brian Taylor is back with his first solo effort: Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. For the first time,...

Review: LO MÁS SENCILLO ES COMPLICARLO TODO, A Romantic Comedy Chock-Full Of Senseless Material

You just can’t expect something truly remarkable from a Mexican romantic comedy starring Danna Paola. Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo, the first Mexican movie I had to sit through in 2018, is an average product made particularly for teenagers...

Eric Ortiz's Favorite Movies Of 2017

In 2017, a pretty great year for cinema if you ask me, I watched around 115 new releases, some of them originally from 2016 due to the always conflicting Mexican distribution system. On the other hand, I was able to...

MAYHEM Interview: Director Joe Lynch Talks the Horror of Corporate Life

In Mayhem, now available on Blu-ray and DVD, Steven Yeun is Derek Cho, a character that many people will easily relate to. Derek was a good-hearted layer until he started working for a big corporate firm; after a few months...