Blu-ray Review: Kiarostami's KOKER TRILOGY Envelopes Cinephiles

Between 1987 and 1994, the late venerated Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami released three films that would serve not only as personal commentaries on life in his home territory of Koker, but also as examinations of how an artist’s ongoing work...

Blu-ray Review: Godard's LE PETIT SOLDAT Marches onto Criterion Blu-ray

“Cinema is truth at 24 frames per second.“   Any self-respecting student of deeper film history (casual or otherwise) has no doubt come upon the above quote credited to Jean-Luc Godard, perhaps multiple times.  It’s quick, snappy, and affirming nature makes...

Review: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Runs for the Brass Ring of Mediocrity

Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Ben Schwartz star in a live-action Sega video game adaptation.

Review: THE DAYTRIPPERS Steers Into the Criterion Collection

Ultra-low budget indie comedy/drama stars Hope Davis, Liev Schreiber and Parker Posey.

Blu-ray Review: LOCAL HERO Arrives on Criterion Blu-ray, A Cynical Delight

Is it the old-world Scottish charm? The delightfully murky eco-morality of it all?  The chance to see Burt Lancaster acting all weird? What exactly is it that makes Bill Forsyth’s sublime 1983 film Local Hero click?   The charm of it is almost as...

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...

Review: Criterion's WHEN WE WERE KINGS Kills it on Blu-ray

When We Were Kings is an undeniably lean and mean piece of work; hard-hitting but not an attack, genuine while showcasing a grand hullabaloo. Boxing! Music! Ali! Foreman! Black power! Cinema power! In its tight eighty-eight-minute runtime, we casually witness the...

Review: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Is Mired in the Past

J.J. Abrams returns to direct Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Issac and Daisy Ridley.

Review: FROZEN II, Cold to the Touch Yet Still Irresistible

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad return for a hotly-anticipated sequel.

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...

Criterion Whips out HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

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.

Blu-ray Review: I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND

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...