Blu-ray Review: Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy Serves as a Brilliant, Ongoing Warning

As advertised, Germany’s “economic miracle” (translated from the native term “Wirtschaftswunder”) of the postwar era was something of an unforeseen godsend. In a short time, the defeated, decimated country saw a sharp spike in prosperity and wealth. The scars of...


In its day, John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch fired a major salvo across a great divide that, nearly twenty years later, would prove to be eroded if not torn down -- not unlike the Berlin Wall itself. ...

Review: THE LION KING Returns, Without Spoilers

Jon Faverau's photo-realistic remake stars Donald Glover, Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogan and more.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Re-opens David Mamet's HOUSE OF GAMES

Joe Mantegna, Lindsay Crouse and Ricky Jay star in David Mamet's psychological thriller, his debut film.

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...

Review: YESTERDAY, A Truly Fab Tale Full of Magic, Mystery, and a Tour

Danny Boyle directs a new Beatles-themed comedy sure to please, starring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Ed Sheeran.

Blu-ray Review: DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT Radiates Brilliant Delirium

Czechoslovak New Wave firebrand Jan Němec's debut film is an experimental World War II tale of survival.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's LET THE SUNSHINE IN Illuminates

Juliette Binoche lights up Claire Denis' effective drama of The Other Woman.

Review: ROCKETMAN Takes Flight

Elton John biopic blasts Taron Egerton into the star-making stratosphere.


We love them, yeah, yeah, yeah.  The Beatles have been such  beloved entrenched cultural giants for so long that many a music fan takes them for granted.  Likewise, many a cinephile has long ago reached the point of taking Robert...

Blu-ray Review: Visconti's DEATH IN VENICE Lives in Glorious Anguish on Criterion Blu-ray.

Celebrated composer Gustav von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) falls prey to a singular longing of the forbidden variety in Luchino Visconti’s 1971 Death in Venice.   As far as vacations go, this one’s a killer.  As far as escapism goes, this...

Review: AVENGERS: ENDGAME. It Is Inevitable.

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are gunning to avenge the Infinity War.

Review: DUMBO Flies Pretty Well for an Elephant

Tim Burton directs Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Michael Keaton in a live-action Disney remake.

Blu-ray Review: 24 FRAMES Mischievously, Compellingly Lulls to the End of Abbas Kiarostami's Life, Career

Though not always a popular talent in his homeland, or even abroad, it’s fair to assess Kiarostami as a kind of “filmmaker’s filmmaker”.  Jean-Luc Godard has said, "Film begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami." Godard is always...

Review: RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR, Animated High-Art Action Caper

The Hungarian animated film is an action-packed mind-bender for grown-ups.

Review: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Soars Amid Forgivable Derivations

ames Cameron and Robert Rodriguez team up for manga sci-fi actioner, starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali.

Review: THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Master-Breaks Its Way to Mediocrity

On the heels of publicly getting canned from last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have bounced back nicely, albeit producing (not directing) a fantastic animated film.  That film is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It is not...

Blu-ray Review: FORTY GUNS Rides Out on Criterion

Don’t be surprised to come away from Samuel Fuller’s  Forty Guns a bit dizzy.  And know that with that advice in tow, it may be the only time you aren’t surprised during this senses-shattering 1957 Western. Boldly shot in both...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Tells TRUE STORIES

The dream has come true... In the prophetic past of 1986, Talking Heads frontman emeritus David Byrne veered off the promising road of his successful art/rock band long enough to make a movie. Warner Brothers was good enough to provide...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's THE NAKED PREY Upgrades the Wild Wilde Life

Cornel Wilde is a colonialist running for his life in 1965’s The Naked Prey, a film he also produced and directed.  The more one knows about the life and career of Wilde, the more unique, and therefore special, The Naked Prey becomes. Unshackled...