Udine 2019: Full Lineup Revealed for 21st Far East Film Festival

The Far East Film Festival has revealed the full lineup for its 21st edition, which will take place in Udine, Italy from 26 April - 4 May 2019. The packed roster of 76 films from 12 different countries includes 3...

Udine 2019: Sewol Ferry Drama BIRTHDAY to Open 21st Far East Film Festival

Birthday, the hugely anticipated South Korean drama reenacting the horrific tragedy of the Sewol ferry disaster, has been announced as the opening film of this year’s Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.   Produced by Lee Chang-dong, award-winning director...

DEAD KIDS: Exclusive First Teaser for Mikhail Red's Teen Kidnap Thriller

There’s no stopping Mikhail Red right now. Just days after we shared the first images for the Filipino filmmaker’s upcoming zombie shocker Block Z, we now get an exclusive first look at the teaser trailer for his teen abduction thriller,...

Udine 2019: Anthony Wong to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 21st Far East Film Festival

Hong Kong favourite Anthony Wong Chau Sang is to be honoured with the Golden Mulberry Award for Outstanding Achievement at this year’s Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.   The controversial performer has been a ubiquitous presence in the...

BLOCK Z: Exclusive First Images from Mikhail Red's Philippine Zombie Shocker

Filipino writer-director Mikhail Red has been on our radars for a long time now, and his latest, Block Z, is shaping up to be the prolific filmmaker's most ambitious project yet.    Aged just 27, Red is already on his...

Renny Harlin's BODIES AT REST to Open 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival, Full Line-Up Announced

The world premiere of Hong Kong thriller Bodies at Rest, starring Nick Cheung and Richie Jen, and directed by Finnish filmmaker Renny Harlin, has been announced as the opening film of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival. Francois Ozon’s...

Crazy Broke Asians: New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase Champions the 99%, MISS BAEK to Open

As huge fans of the NYAFF, we are ecstatic to hear that the festival is branching out further, launching its very first Winter Showcase this coming February. Launching off the back of last year’s Crazy Rich Asians fever, the inaugural...

Screen Anarchy's Favorite Films of 2018

Here's our favorite films of 2018, as voted on by more than 20 of our contributing writers, who collectively picked 114 films as their favorites. 1. Roma 2. The Favourite 3 (tie). BlacKkKlansman / You Were Never Really Here 5....

Third Window Films 2019 Preview: Festival Faves and Cult Classics

It's that time of year again! In what has become something of an annual tradition, UK home video distributor Third Window Films has given Screen Anarchy an exclusive first look at their 2019 slate of releases. This coming year will...

Nicolas Cage Calls Sion Sono's PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND "The Wildest Movie I've Ever Made"

We love Nicolas Cage for the unabashed intensity with which he seems to approach any role he is offered, and in recent years, boy have there been a lot of them. The actor was in Macau this past weekend at...

Exclusive: Kimo Stamboel's DREADOUT Gets an English-Friendly Trailer

While Timo Tjahjanto has been wowing audiences with his one-two punch of action epic The Night Comes For Us and supernatural shocker May the Devil Take You, his fellow Indonesian Mo Brother collaborator Kimo Stamboel has been hard at work...

GREEN BOOK to Open 3rd Macau Film Fest, Nicolas Cage, Aaron Kwok in Attendance

The International Film Festival and Awards Macao unveiled the lineup for its third edition today, which runs from 8-14 December in the former Portuguese colony, turned Chinese gaming capital. This year's event will see Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Hong...

Eureka Entertainment Announces HUSH...HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE, LAURA and UNDER THE TREE

Eureka! Entertainment is kicking off 2019 in fine fashion, with the announcement that Robert Aldrich’s Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Otto Preminger’s Laura and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s Under the Tree are all coming to Blu-ray in January.    Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte sees...

Busan 2018 Review: ALPHA, THE RIGHT TO KILL Declaws Duterte's War on Drugs

Arriving hot on the heels of Eric Matti’s similarly plotted but decidedly more entertaining BuyBust, Brillante Mendoza’s Alpha, the Right to Kill is a down and dirty frontline take on Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial war on drugs. Seen from...

Busan 2018 Review: CITIES OF LAST THINGS, Noirish Tryptich Explores One Man's Broken Soul

Ho Wi Ding’s noir-tinged triptych details three nights in the life of troubled Taiwan police detective Zhang Dong Ling, as his turbulent personal life repeatedly triggers eruptions of murderous violence. Winner of the Platform Prize at this year’s Toronto International...

Busan 2018 Review: THE PREY Plays a Most Dangerous Game in the Cambodian Jungle

An undercover cop must fight for his life when he becomes an unwitting participant in a deadly game of cat and mouse in writer-director Jimmy Henderson's ambitious follow-up to prison riot throw-down Jailbreak, reworking Pichel and Schoedsack’s classic The Most Dangerous Game...

Busan 2018 Review: Shinya Tsukamoto's KILLING, a Blunt yet Effective Samurai Drama

A young masterless samurai faces a crisis of confidence when he is called upon to defend a family of farmers from a marauding gang in Shinya Tsukamoto’s small scale samurai drama. Killing is the actor-writer-director’s first film since 2014’s remake...

Busan 2018 Review: FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is More Hot Air than Hot Take

14 years after his Palme D’Or winning Fahrenheit 9/11, documentarian Michael Moore seizes the opportunity to conveniently flip his title and train his satirical eye on American politics once again. Asking simply “How the fuck did this happen?!” Fahrenheit 11/9...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 5 - CLIMAX, CRYSTAL EYES, THE DARK

The fifth and final day of FrightFest wrapped up a packed weekend of festivities in fine style. Monster Squad fans got their fill from the European Premiere of documentary Wolfman’s Got Nards from child star turned director Andre Gower. The...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 4 - THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, HAMMER HORROR: THE WARNER BROS YEARS, TERRIFIED

It was the penultimate day of FrightFest and the incessant rain did nothing to deter horror fans and genre aficionados from swarming back to Leicester Square for a fourth helping of cinematic excess. Sunday witnessed the English Premiere of John...