Review: THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, One of the MCU's Best Franchises Gets Even Better

More than a decade ago, audiences around the world lost their collective minds at the mention of two words, “Avengers Initiative,” by SHIELD boss Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), seconds before Iron Man, the first entry in the ever-sprawling, metastasizing...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films Of The First Half Of 2022

Blimey folks... they say "time flies" but this year it flies on a rocket, it seems. While the second half of 2022 technically didn't start on the first of July (because February is so short), we DID pass the halfway...

Review: DAWN BREAKS BEHIND THE EYES, Trippy Homage to Euro-Gothic Horror

Anna Platen, Jeff Wilbusch and Frederik von Lüttichau star in a horror-action picture from Germany, directed by Kevin Kopacka.

Review: THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (S3), Twice the Superhero Team, Twice the Superhero Problems

Almost two years after the second season of The Umbrella Academy, Netflix’s multi-season adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s award-winning, comic-book series for Dark Horse Comics, the third season arrives on the struggling streaming platform not a moment too...

Review: GUIDANCE, Provocative Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Romance

Directed by Neysan Sobhani, Jia Sun, Harry Song and Francesco Chen star in a film from China, originally titled 'Zhi yin.'

Review: LIGHTYEAR, B-Level Storytelling Wrapped in A-Plus Animation

Lightyear, a pulpy, family-oriented science-fiction action epic, arrives in multiplexes at an inflection point for the Disney owned-and-operated Pixar Animation Studios. Once synonymous with a unique blend of all-ages storytelling with cutting-edge, boundary pushing animation, Pixar, like every division and/or...

Have Your Say: CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, New David Cronenberg

Opening today in North American movie theaters, Crimes of the Future is a new film by David "Mr. Canada" Cronenberg. In celebration, we've been looking back at his distinguished career this week. Shelagh Rowan-Legg reviewed the film last week, in...

Review: WATCHER, Slow-Burning, Giallo-Inspired Psychological Thriller

Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, and Burn Gorman star in a thriller, directed by Chloe Okuno, and opening exclusively in movie theaters.

Review: MONTANA STORY, Relatable Family Drama Bolstered By Its Central Performances

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Families. When they’re not literally or figuratively raising you up, they’re bringing you down. It’s nowhere near as simple as that...

Review: DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA, More of the Same, Except Slightly Different

Cannily marketed as an old-school, throwback “Motion Picture Event” three years ago to eager pre-pandemic audiences, Downtown Abbey, the big-screen sequel to the UK -created and -set series that ran across six seasons and 52 episodes, substantially outpaced its modest...

Review: EMERGENCY, Much More Than One Crazy Night

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...

Review: In MEMORY, Liam Neeson Returns to Familiar Action-Hero Mode

The return of Martin Campbell, the Brit director who successfully rebooted the James Bond franchise not once but twice (GoldenEye, Casino Royale), on opposite sides of the millennium and gave English-language audiences Antonio Banderas as the title character in The...

Review: THE BAD GUYS, Pleasant, Fun-Filled, Kid-Friendly Flick

The latest from DreamWorks Animation consistently soars on its visual style and imaginative set-piece pyrotechnics.

Review: MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE, Magical Coming-of-Age Tale

It’s a given that coming-of-age tales tend to be formulaic, depending as they do on a combination of incredibly specific genre tropes (angry, disillusioned teens or preteens, distant, uncomprehending adults, life lessons delivered by unconventional outsiders), but as always, it’s...

Review: In DUAL, She Must Fight For Her Life

Directed by Riley Stearns, the sci-fi thriller pits Karen Gillan against Karen Gillan in a dual to the death. Aaron Paul also stars.

Review: In FATHER STU, Boxer Turns Priest

Mark Wahlberg, Jacki Weaver and Mel Gibson star in a faith-based drama, directed by Rosalind Ross.

Review: AMBULANCE, Michael Bay Elevates the Bayhem to Extraordinary Heights

To know Michael Bay is to love and/or hate Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon). Through three decades and 15 culturally impactful films, up to and including his latest, mid-budgeted actioner, Ambulance, a remake of a little-known, 80-minute-long,...

Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE Leaves the Series in a Precarious Position

With the exhaustive, exhausting conclusion of the epic-length, eight-part Harry Potter film series more than a decade ago, Warner Bros., like every intellectual property-dependent studio before and since, found itself at a crossroads. How best to exploit the underlying source...

Review: THE CONTRACTOR Goes By the Book

Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Kiefer Sutherland star in an action thriller.

Review: BARBARIANS, Hell Really is Other People

Iwan Rheon and Catalina Sandino Moreno star in a thriller, directed by Charles Dorfman.