New York Asian 2021 Review: In ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU, Ryoo Seung-wan Wants No Korean Left Behind

As violence erupts in the African nation of Somalia, delegates from both North and South Korea scramble to evacuate the capital city of Mogadishu in Ryoo Seung-wan's action-packed political thriller Escape From Mogadishu, which was the opening night film at...

Udine 2021: Far East Film Festival Unveils Packed Hybrid 23rd Edition

To the delight of Asian Cinema fans the world over, the Far East Film Festival has announced a packed 23rd edition, which will take place in the beautiful Italian city of Udine in a hybrid format, with all films screening...

HUG THE SUN: All Hail Sun God Oxtos in Trailer for Deranged Comedy Web Series

We’ve been huge fans of Aussie comedian Aaron McCann ever since he wrote, directed and starred as one half of Henry & Aaron in a series of hilarious comedy shorts dating back more than a decade. Since then he has...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Let The Anarchists Speak

We are not at Sundance right now. However, we do have Anarchists who are covering the festival lineup. IFF Rotterdam started today and we won't be there either. But, we do have an Anarchist all raring to go and cover...

ScreenAnarchy Top Films of 2020

One of the great advantages of ScreenAnarchy's global writing staff is that our individual end-of-year lists always have a least a few titles that the rest of us have not only not seen, but likely haven't heard of. And I'm...

Busan 2020 Review: COALESCE Shows Cambodia as a Land Compromised by Opportunity

Three young men look to forge their own paths in the fast-developing Kingdom of Cambodia in French filmmaker Jessé Miceli’s keenly observed debut feature. Employing non-professional actors and an entirely Cambodian cast, what follows is a coherent and engaging story...

Busan 2020 Review: In THREE, Soviet Rule Made Monsters Of Everyone

A police intern becomes the lead investigator in one of the most gruesome and notorious murder cases in modern history, in Ruslan Pak's bleak and introspective new thriller. Inspired by the true story of Kazakh serial killer and cannibal Nikolai...

Review: THE PREY, Late Night Action Thrills

Jimmy Henderson writes and directs, while Gu Shangwei and Vithaya Pansringarm headline an international cast.

Udine 2020: BETTER DAYS Scoops Golden Mulberry at 22nd Far East Film Festival

Derek Tsang’s celebrated youth drama Better Days claimed top honours over the weekend, as the 22nd Far East Film Festival awarded the Chinese film the Golden Mulberry Award, as voted for by their virtual audience.   Adapting to accommodate social...

Macau 2020: 5th International Film Festival and Awards Macao Defiantly Announces 2020 Dates

Festival-goers the world over have been sat at home, looking on forlornly, as one after another of their favourite film-going events has either moved online or been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.    But in a...

Udine 2020: Korean Disaster Epic ASHFALL to Open 22nd Far East Film Festival Online Edition, Full Lineup Announced

Star-studded South Korean disaster epic Ashfall has been unveiled as the opening film of this year’s Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, which will be staged as an exclusively online affair due to the ongoing covid-19 lockdown. Ha Jung-woo,...

Udine 2020: Far East Film Festival Moves Online for 22nd Edition

Following the lead of numerous international events around the world, the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy has formally announced that this year’s event will be a solely online affair, due to the lingering global impact of the Covid-19...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Ten Films of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, ScreenAnarchy’s global team of critics and cineastes weighs in with our favourite cinematic offerings from the past 12 months, which saw Netflix lead the charge for cementing the legitimacy of the streaming platforms, while...

Now Streaming: RE:BORN, Blood-Soaked, Throat-Gouging Mayhem

Japanese action star Tak Sakiguchi makes a welcome return to the screen in this stripped-down action thriller, now on Shudder.

Macau 2019: JOJO RABBIT to Open 4th International Film Festival and Awards Macao

Taika Waititi's highly-acclaimed anti-war satire Jojo Rabbit will be the Opening Film of the 4th International Film Festival and Awards Macao, which is set to take place from 5-10 December. The winner of the Grolsch People's Choice Award at this...

Neuchatel 2019: EXTRA ORDINARY Takes Top Honours at Record-Breaking 19th Edition

Irish supernatural comedy Extra Ordinary was honoured with the H.R. Giger “Narcisse” Award last Saturday night, as the 19th Neucha╠étel International Fantastic Film Festival came to a rousing close.    Other winners included Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow and Miguel Llansó’s Jesus...

Neuchatel 2019: Festival Makes History, Signs SWAN Charter for Gender Equality

History was made at the 19th Neucha╠étel International Fantastic Film Festival on Monday, when it became the first genre festival to sign the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network (SWAN) Film Festival Pledge for Parity and Inclusion. In doing so, NIFFF joins...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2019

With 2020 only half a year away, let's do the mid-2019 Top-Ten thing. We asked our staff of writers and editors what, in their opinion, were the best films this year so far. And because that's too easy, as writer...

BiFan 2019: 10 Films You Should Check Out at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Asia's top genre celebration is almost upon us, and as we pack our bags for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), we've prepared a few titles to look out for in this year's vast program. Between our recent festival...

BiFan 2019: 10 Films to get Excited for at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Our annual pilgrimage to the soju-soaked suburbs of South Korea is just days away, with the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival getting underway this Thursday. The event promisies 11 days of the finest indie genre offerings from around the...