Sundance 2022 Review: ALICE, A Misfire By Any Other Name

Keke Palmer, Common and Jonny Lee Miller star in a drama, directed by Krystin Ver Linden.

Sundance 2022 Review: AFTER YANG, Profound Meditation on Loss, Grief, Family

Directed by Kogonada, the science-fiction drama stars Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith and Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja.

Sundance 2022 Review: EMILY THE CRIMINAL, Another Aubrey Plaza Showcase

Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi and Jonathan Avigdori star in a crime drama, directed by John Patton Ford.

Sundance 2022 Review: LIVING, A New Classic in the Making

Bill Nighy stars in an English-language drama directed by Oliver Hermanus, based on Kurosawa Akira's 'Ikaru.'

Sundance 2022 Review: EMERGENCY, Piercing, Trenchant Socio-Political Satire

There’s a moment in writer K.D. Dávila and director Carey Williams' (R+J) piercing, trenchant socio-political, feature-length adaptation of their award-winning Sundance Film Festival short, Emergency, where three big, tough-talking Black dudes drop all pretense of macho posturing once a drunk...

Sundance 2022 Review: RESURRECTION, Stellar Rebecca Hall Shines in Twisty Psychological Thriller

In writer-director Andrew Semens’s (Nancy, Please) brilliantly twisty, disquieting psychological thriller, Resurrection, his first film since making his feature-length debut a decade ago, the central character, Margaret (an eerily transcendent Rebecca Hall) delivers a stunning, seven-minute monologue to an increasingly...

Sundance 2022 Review: YOU WON'T BE ALONE, Impressive Malickian Horror

If you need any more evidence that the horror genre not only contains multitudes, but also remains incredibly malleable, look no further than writer-director Goran Stolevski’s stunningly realized feature-length debut, You Won’t Be Alone. A supernaturally-themed horror film with a...

Sundance 2022 Review: FRESH, Exquisitely Refined Culinary Horror

Epicurean horror has a long, if not always distinguished history on film, ranging from gnarly, gristly low-budget entries like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre through The Hills Have Eyes and Motel Hell (among many others), and more recently, Delicatessen, Hannibal...

Review: WARHUNT, World War Horror Badly Undermined By Budget

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to go wrong mixing Nazis and zombies (even better, Nazi zombies). Alas, co-writer/director Mauro Borrelli’s World War II-set horror film, Warhunt, dashes those expectations early on, instead going in a different, far less satisfying direction....

Review: THE 355, Super-Spy Team-Up Wastes Top-Tier Talent

Jessica Chastain leads fierce females in an international espionage thriller, directed by Simon Kinberg.

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films of 2021

Hi All, here at ScreenAnarchy we are wishing you the best for 2022! And with the previous year now in the past, let us make a tally of what movies we liked most in 2021. Everyone here was encouraged to...

Review: THE KING'S MAN, An Unnecessary Prequel to Redundant Sequel

Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Harris Dickinson, Djimon Hounsou and Rhys Ifans star in an action-adventure, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and opening exclusively in movie theaters this week.

Review: THE LOST DAUGHTER, Wrenching Treatise on Motherhood

Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, and Dakota Johnson star in a piercing drama, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Review: BEING THE RICARDOS, Aaron Sorkin Strikes Again (React Accordingly)

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Nina Arianda and JK Simmons star in a biographical drama, directed by Aaron Sorkin, opening in movie theaters this week.

Review: HOUSE OF GUCCI, A Camp Classic in the Making

Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino star in a drama, directed by Ridley Scott, and now playing in theaters.

Review: KING RICHARD, More Than Just Another Award-Worthy Turn By Will Smith

Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis and Jon Bernthal star in a biographical drama, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, now in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.

Review: BELFAST, Kenneth Branagh Goes Personal With Coming of Age Tale

Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds and Judi Dench star in a drama, written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, now in theaters.

Review: ETERNALS, A Rare, Altogether Disappointing Stumble for Marvel

After 25 pop culture-redefining films in almost a decade-and-a-half, the Marvel/Disney-Industrial Complex was bound to stumble. It already has at least three or four times (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man II), but those were minor...

Indie Memphis 2021 Fest Review: ALIEN ON STAGE, Ode to DIY'ers Everywhere

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” — Alien tagline. Eight simple, monosyllabic words, eight words that promised unimaginable horrors and terrors in 1979, except Ridley Scott, H.R. Giger, and Dan O’Bannon imagined them for contemporary and future, unborn...

Review: THE FRENCH DISPATCH, Delightful, Wonderful Ode to Mid-Century Journalism

To call Wes Anderson (Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums) an auteurist filmmaker with a singular, uncompromising vision doesn’t come close to describing the moment-by-moment, shot-by-shot experience of sitting through one of Wes Anderson's...