Blu-ray Review: BERGMAN ISLAND, Mia Hansen-Løve Muses on Muses

Criterion returns to the Ingmar Bergman well, albeit indirectly.

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films of 2022

What, it's 2023 already? You're kidding, right? Alas, 2022 has come and gone, as long as every other non-leap year but seeming shorter than most nonetheless. But as Yoda says "Size matters not", so we asked our writers to send...

4K Review: Wong Kar Wai's IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE Looks Sumptuous

The World of Wong Kar Wai steps into UHD and, surprise surprise, it looks fantastic.

Celebrating David Cronenberg: Hollywood and Beyond

In celebration of Crimes of the Future, a new film by David "Mr. Canada" Cronenberg that will open in North American movie theaters on Friday, June 3, we're looking back at his distinguished career this week. Filmmaker David Cronenberg recalls...

Blu-ray Review: BOAT PEOPLE Shows What War Leaves In Its Wake

Ann Hui's devastating 1982 portrait of postwar Vietnam and its refugees is despairingly relevant, even timely, in 2022.

Blu-ray Review: TIME, Spellbinding Work Of Lived, and Living, Memory

It's striking to me how much joy there is in Garrett Bradley's 2020 documentary, Time. It overflows with it. It earns those moments of overflowing. This is a slim 81-minute feature that essays 20 round years of what would be,...

Blu-ray Review: With Bittersweet Timing, Criterion Unveils MELVIN VAN PEEBLES: ESSENTIAL FILMS

The five-disc set holds six feature films and abundant additional material to honour the late director, a voracious and pluralistic cinematic voice.

Blu-ray Review: LOVE & BASKETBALL Still A Gem, 20 Years Later

Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps star in director Gina Prince-Blythewood's debut feature, which joins the Criterion Collection.

Blu-ray Review: STREETWISE and TINY, Criterion's Latest Double Feature, Spans A Lifetime

content warning: addiction, child sexual abuse, suicide Devastated by the Boeing Bust in the early 1970s, Seattle remained on shaky economic ground for years -- with a nation-leading unemployment rate and a rock-bottom minimum wage. In the shadow of this...

Blu-ray Review: FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI, An Opium-Fogged Reverie

More Hou Hsiao-Hsien in the Criterion Collection, please.

Blu-ray Review: Djibril Diop Mambéty's Formative TOUKI BOUKI from Criterion

Sengelase filmmaking comes through with a one-two punch in back-to-back Blu-rays.

Blu-ray Review: Ramin Bahrani's CHOP SHOP Remains Revelatory, Fifteen Years Later

The visual technique alone is worth the price of this Criterion Blu-ray, and should be studied by filmmakers and cinephiles. 

Blu-ray Review: MANDABI, Follow the Money (Order) in Criterion's Release

Following 'Black Girl', a new restoration of Ousmane Sembène's sophomore feature arrives this week.

ScreenAnarchy Top Films of 2020

One of the great advantages of ScreenAnarchy's global writing staff is that our individual end-of-year lists always have a least a few titles that the rest of us have not only not seen, but likely haven't heard of. And I'm...

Blu-ray Review: An Entirely Archival Criterion Release of David Cronenberg's CRASH Can't Help But Feel Very 2020

Advice to Torontonians: Don't watch 'Crash' during a pandemic in December

Blu-ray Review: Jim Jarmusch Brings GHOST DOG To The Criterion Collection

I saw Jim Jarmusch's 1999 film, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a long time ago, and didn't remember it well beyond vague feelings and dreamy after-images. Revisiting it this week ahead of its release as part of the...

Blu-ray Review: CLAUDINE, Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones Anchor a Social Classic

Director John Berry's 1974 film might improve Criterion's scorecard on canonizing films about Black lives.

Destroy All Monsters: Ben Solo Was The Key To The STAR WARS Sequel Trilogy, And JJ Abrams Never Noticed

One of the things I found most compelling about Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi -- which is no short list, so all the cranks and Reddit boys reading this can just skip to social media now -- was how complete...

Blu-ray Review: Claire Denis' BEAU TRAVAIL Is A Last, Best Dance

The first time I saw Claire Denis' Beau Travail -- at a Cinematheque Ontario screening, which must have been long enough ago that it was before the TIFF Bell Lightbox -- I was convinced throughout, and for quite a while...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Paints a PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel star in Céline Sciamma's romantic drama.