TIGER STRIPES Review: Beautiful, Incisive Story of the Monstrous Feminine

Amanda Nell Eu wrote and directed "a beautiful and incisive story of the monstrous feminine." Zafreen Zairizal, Deena Ezral, Piqa, Shaheizy Sam, June Lojong, Khairunazwan Rodzy, and Fatimah Abu Bakar star.

THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY Review: Thrilling, Enjoyable Neo-Western

Jim Cummings, Jocelin Donahue, and Sierra McCormick star in a film by Francis Galluppi.

THE FALL GUY Review: A Rousing Crowd Pleaser

David Leitch has had ups and downs since co-directing John Wick a decade ago. While he's always been an incredibly talented action filmmaker, courtesy of his background as a stunt performer and coordinator, his apparent passion for mixing action and...

HANKY PANKY Review: Cheap, Dumb, Delightful

Lindsey Haun and Nick Roth directed the horror comedy, available April 19 on VOD. "It's a silly movie that just wants to make its audience smile, and it succeeds."

Calgary Underground 2024: Curtain Raiser

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) opens its 21st edition today, and runs until April 28th.  Western Canada's largest showcase of genre film, offbeat documentaries, and industry events is housed in the two-screen (stacked on top of one another) Globe Cinema in the...

THE GREATEST HITS Interview: Ned Benson, Lucy Boynton, Justin H. Min on Los Angeles and Everchanging Relationships with Music

In my review of The Greatest Hits, the new sci-fi romance from The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby writer/director Ned Benson, I mention that it opens with a montage of two young lovers “generally doing things that young, hip couples do...

Panic Fest 2024 Review: THE BUILDOUT, Beautiful Meditation on Grief and Friendship

Writer/director Zeshaan Younus' feature debut flirts with genre in the same way Tarkovsky and Malick flirt with genre.  The film follows two friends as they venture into the mysterious remote area in a vast Southern California desert that a religious...

Panic Fest 2024: Spanish Shorts APOTEMNOFILIA and FACIES Wow With Extreme Violence and Exciting Ideas

Panic Fest offers up another fantastic selection of shorts this year, but two in particular have stuck with me. Facies and Apotemnofilia both deliver shocking, stomach-churning moments of extreme violence that are memorable enough for the bodily reactions they elicit....

Panic Fest 2024 Review: OFF RAMP Celebrates Found Juggalo Family As Only Juggalos Can

Off Ramp is never subtle. Within the first five minutes, when Trey (Jon Oswald) is released from prison and says a heartfelt goodbye to correctional officer and fellow Juggalo (devoted fan of Insane Clown Posse) Faith (Laura Cayouette), the film...

Panic Fest 2024 Review: WORLDS Asks a Lot of Questions, Offers No Answers

Like its fellow found footage/mockumentary and Panic Fest 2024 film Jeffrey’s Hell, Worlds begins with an interview. Morgan Williams (Nikki Neurohr) talks about how she and some friends began to see a strange man (Nick Dailey), who always wore all...

Panic Fest 2024 Review: JEFFREY'S HELL Is a Brilliantly Self-Reflexive Found Footage Film

Writer/director Aaron Irons’s debut film Chest marked him as someone to watch. His sophomore effort, Jeffrey’s Hell, confirms that he’s one of the most interesting filmmakers working in the found footage horror genre. Chest follows a documentary crew investigating an...

THE PEOPLE'S JOKER Review: Maniacally Magical

It makes perfect sense that writer/director/effects artist/star Vera Drew doesn't want to rewatch The People’s Joker anymore. Drew has spent more than three years with the film now, since its beginning as a re-edit of the 2019 film Joker, through the...

THE GREATEST HITS Review: Strong Cocktail of Grief, Romance, Time Travel

Lucy Boynton, Justin H. Min, David Corenswet, and Austin Crute star in a film directed by Ned Benson.

Screen Anarchists On DUNE: PART TWO

Back when we created our ScreenAnarchy top-10 list of 2021, I lamented the fact that I didn't rally our troops to make a group review for Denis Villeneuve's Dune. Because even though the film topped the leaderboard that year, opinions...

First Look 2024 at Museum of the Moving Image: Preview

The First Look Festival returns to the Museum of the Moving Image this month offering audiences opportunities to see exciting new films of all kinds from all over the world. There are films just out of Sundance, like Haley Elizabeth...

STOPMOTION Interview: Director Robert Morgan on His First Feature, Jan Švankmajer, Sleeping 24 Hours

Robert Morgan is entering his fourth decade as a filmmaker and stop motion animator. In that time, he’s made some fantastically disturbing and multi-award-winning short films, most of them stop motion, and some live action. As someone who loves horror...

STOPMOTION Review: Beautiful, Disturbing Journey Into Creation as Self-Destruction

Aisling Franciosi, Stella Gonet, and Tom York star in Robert Morgan's cross-genre horror movie.

DARIO ARGENTO PANICO Review: One for the Fans, And Only the Fans

Biodocs are always in danger of becoming hagiographies, especially when their subjects participate in the film and are offered the opportunity to self-mythologize. They’re also always in danger of closing themselves off to any viewers not already familiar with their...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films of 2023

Hello all of you readers, and the best wishes for 2024 from all of us here at ScreenAnarchy! One of those best wishes is that we hope you will all see many good films. May our enjoyment of cinema be...

REBEL MOON - PART ONE: A CHILD OF FIRE Review: Lovingly Unoriginal Space Adventure

There's no denying that Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire, which follows a pair of farmers as they seek aid from fighters to make a stand against the space imperials who would rob their village of its...