Lima 2018 Review: ROBAR A RODIN, Trolling People Like A Boss

In July 2005, a valuable sculpture by Auguste Rodin was stolen from an exhibition in the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago. Robar a Rodin (Stealing Rodin), a documentary from Cristóbal Valenzuela Berríos, chronicles the events as the...

Lima 2018 Review: LA EDUCACIÓN DEL REY, A Solid, No-Frills Festival Breather

There are certain things you expect from movies playing at a festival. Most of the time, it's more auteur-driven films, experimental, low-key works, a more personal style of filmmaking, movies unconcerned with their commercial prospects, and so on; this is...

Lima 2018 Review: Father And Son Bond Over One HUNTING SEASON

Despondent and lashing out after the recent death of his mother, teenager Nahuel (Lautaro Bettoni) is sent to stay for a while with his estranged biological father, Ernesto (Germán Palacios), who lives and works as a hunting guide in the...

Lima 2018 Review: RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME, an Okay Tribute to a Music Legend

Another year, another edition of the Lima Film Festival opens its doors. With Fiction and Documentary competitions that tend to favor dramas and social issues -- though sometimes a few oddballs stick out; this year, the brilliant Brazilian werewolf tale...

Review: 211, Cage Under Fire

The Law of Cage states that for every good movie he makes, Nicolas Cage must then act in four or five bad ones. Now that Brian Taylor’s insane Mom & Dad and Panos Cosmatos’ festival favorite Mandy have gotten good...

Review: Something Lurks in the Waters Off ISLAND ZERO

Director Josh Gerritsen’s Island Zero wears its influences proudly on its sleeves, and they become readily apparent as soon as you read the synopsis. The story of an isolated fishing community being attacked by Something Horrible that comes out of...

Review: Step Inside The DEMON HOUSE

Premiering in 2008, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures has been a tour of allegedly haunted locations in the US and abroad for ten seasons and counting. Host Zak Bagans has earned a reputation as the “bad boy” of paranormal investigation, the...

Slamdance 2018 Review: BIRDS WITHOUT FEATHERS Still Flock Together

We’ve all felt lonely and isolated at one point or another; it’s a feeling that comes and goes. But for the six wayward protagonists of Wendy McColm’s dark comedy/drama Birds Without Feathers, it’s an inescapable part of their lives, a...

Review: REVOLT, a Massive Case of Deja Vu

It’s a known fact that movies influence and feed off each other. With so many being made, it’s becoming harder every time to do something truly original; it’s up to filmmakers to use well-known elements in fresh, new ways. Take...

Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049

We almost didn't publish a "Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049" article. I did a quick tally among our editors, critics and contributors, and everybody seemed to like the film. Now that ain't interesting, is it? We want divisiveness...

Review: DEATH NOTE, A Boy And His Death God

Live-action versions of animes – especially the Westernized kind – are tough to pull off, and the reason why goes beyond the dreaded “whitewashing”. Rather, there’s a huge cultural barrier to overcome; anime series and TV shows are very, very...

Review: SAVAGE DOG Proves Scott Adkins Can Kick Ass In Any Time Period

In a current movie landscape that’s all about comic book adaptations and watered-down PG-13 blockbusters, real action stars are hard to come by. Dwayne Johnson tends to focus on comedies and family-friendly fare, and Vin Diesel is too busy voicing...

Watch LA HORA FINAL Trailer: The Hunt Is On

Eduardo Mendoza turned a lot of heads with 2013’s The Gospel of The Flesh. Previously only known for 2005's teen comedy Mañana Te Cuento  -- which fell into the typical comedy trap of switching out legitimately funny juvenile antics for...

Review: HICKOK Is Just A Brief Chapter Of Wild Bill's Life

James Butler Hickok, better known as Wild Bill, was one of the heroes of the American Old West; a figure who has attained a near-mythical status and whose exploits – some real, some imagined – are prime material for the...

Review: In BE AFRAID, Sleep Paralysis Is A Mere Horror Show

Sometimes life has little coincidences: you suffer from sleep paralysis for a while, and years later you come across Rodney Ascher’s documentary The Nightmare, which finally helps in explaining all those sleepless nights, while showing that’s it’s not as uncommon...

Screen Anarchists On ALIEN: COVENANT

("And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" The Second Coming, 1919 - W. B. Yeats) Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant has arrived in cinemas, and a strange film it is indeed....

Review: In BOKEH, It's a Nice End of the World

Jenai (Maika Monroe) and Riley (Matt O’Leary) are an American couple vacationing in Iceland. One morning, they wake up to find that they are inexplicably the last people left in the place, and the world. With this simple setup, Bokeh...

Screen Anarchists On KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Unless you've been living under a (skull-shaped?) rock, you're probably aware there is a new King Kong film in theaters. It's called Kong: Skull Island, and opinions about it within Screen Anarchy are divided, to say the least. Kwenton...

Slamdance 2017 Review: DIM THE FLUORESCENTS, Work is Theater

In the tradition of films that pull back the curtain on the inner workings of showbiz, writer/director Daniel Warth’s Dim The Fluorescents shows us the ins and outs of… corporate training seminars. It’s not the most exciting place to be,...

Slamdance 2017 Review: Laugh At Awful People in NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD DRIVE

Neighborhood Food Drive’s synopsis should be a clue as to what kind of film it is: “Awful idiots fail at throwing a party over and over”. Director Jerzy Rose definitely wasn’t out to make a feel-good comedy with those emotional...