YOUR LUCKY DAY Interview: Writer/Director Dan Brown and Actor Jessica Garza on American Stories, Balancing Ideas with Excitement, and Getting a Kidney Stone While Filming

Screen Anarchy met with filmmaker Dan Brown and actor Jessica Garza to discuss their new film Your Lucky Day, which follows several characters in a convenience store after a $156 million lottery ticket win turns from celebration to desperate fight...

YOUR LUCKY DAY Review: Powerful Thriller Fueled by Desperation

Angus Cloud, Elliot Knight, and Jessica Garza star in director Daniel Brown's thriller.

FOE Review: Inscrutable Characters Don't Make For Good Drama

Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan star. Garth Davis directed.

Fantastic Fest 2023 Review: ONE-PERCENTER Delivers Brutal 'Real Action'

The 85-minute One-Percenter, the new film from Meatball Machine writer/director Yudai Yamaguchi, opens with an extended series of intercut interviews and behind-the-scenes segments that feel like a DVD extra, centering on the intensity and combat abilities of action star Takuma...

Fantastic Fest 2023 Review: THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY, Lovely Little Genre Exercise That Grows Too Big

The feature debut of writer/director Francis Galluppi makes the most of its single location setting for most of its runtime, and only falters when it takes steps to leave that place behind. That place is a sizable diner attached to...

Popcorn Frights 2023 Review: DELIVER US Delivers the Religious Horror Goods

This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn't exist. Deliver Us begins with a bang; actually, two bangs. A cold...

Popcorn Frights 2023 Review: SAINT DROGO, Or, BROS for Folk Horror Fans

It’s funny that the first point of reference that comes to mind when watching folk horror film Saint Drogo, the second film from the team behind drag-world slasher Death Drop Gorgeous, isn’t The Wicker Man or even Midsommar, but last...

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM Review: The Best Animated Movie of the Year

This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn't exist. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is candy for animation fans...

TEARSUCKER Review: Uncomfortable in All the Right Ways

Sam Brittan and Allison Walter star in a film directed by Stephen Vanderpool, now on VOD.

Neuchatel 2023 Review: TIGER STRIPES Brings the Monstrous Feminine to Malaysia

Amanda Nell Eu directs a supernatural horror thriller from Malaysia.

Neuchatel 2023 Review: PANDEMONIUM, New Vision of the Afterlife

Quarxx directed; Ophélia Kolb, Hugo Dillon, and Arben Bajraktaraj star in 'three supernatural stories about the gruesome exploration of lost souls and the tragedy of everyday life.'

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films Of The First Half Of 2023

Thanks to February being so short, the first of July is technically still in the first half of the year. It was only yesterday at noon that we all moved into the second half, but we're here now and that...

Chattanooga 2023 Review: END ZONE 2 and THE ONCE AND FUTURE SMASH Invite Viewers Into an Alternate Horror History

The multi-film, single project experiment has been done before, perhaps most famously with The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which saw different perspectives on the same story. But with End Zone 2 and The Once and Future Smash, creative team Sophia...

Chattanooga 2023 Review: SOUR PARTY Takes Viewers On a Hilarious Ride Through LA

Sour Party, the feature debut from co-writers/directors Amanda and Michael Drexton (billed as “The Drextons” in credits), isn’t particularly original in its narrative beats, a “one crazy day” story that takes us to various locations and introduces us to various...

Chattanooga 2023 Review: THE LAST MOVIE EVER MADE Delights in Filmmaking, Wallows in Drama

Nathan Blackwell wrote and directed the indie film.

Chattanooga 2023 Review: BRUTAL SEASON Brilliantly Melds Theater and Cinema

Gavin Fields wrote and directed the intense drama, starring Colleen Madden and Houston Settle.

Chattanooga 2023 Review: WE MIGHT HURT EACH OTHER, Graduation Party Gone Wrong Or Social Responsibility Lesson?

Jonas Trukanas directed the thoughtful horror thriller from Lithuania.

MAD HEIDI Review: A Mostly Fun, Sometimes Icky Journey Through Exploitation Subgenres

Mad Heidi is clearly in love with the vast history of exploitation and grindhouse films. That’s never more on display than during a sequence in which we watch the titular Heidi (Alice Lucy) go through a Kung-Fu film inspired training...

Chicago Critics 2023 Review: SANCTUARY Is More SECRETARY Than BASIC INSTINCT

Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbott star; Zachary Wigon directed.