70s Rewind: In ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE, Robert Blake Commands the Screen

Every generation gets the Robert Blake it deserves. In 1939, young Mickey Gubitosi began appearing in the Our Gang series of short comic films. He took on the stage name Bobby Blake for other films through most of the 1950s,...

Review: WHAT STILL REMAINS Quietly Becomes Gripping

Anna knows suffering. In her infancy, she survived the death of her father. Growing up in a post-apocalyptic world, somewhere in the North American woods, she learned how to take care of herself and provide for others. She is careful...

Notes on Streaming: BLAME! and GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE Each Blaze Their Own Desperate Trail

In my last column, I offered up my two-pronged solution to the frequent complaint about Netflix that their flood of new series all have too many episodes that are all too long, suggesting that viewers either try another streaming service...

Fantastic Fest 2018: First Wave Includes OVERLORD, APOSTLE, THE NIGHT COMES FOR US

The first wave of programming for Fantastic Fest 2018 includes Overlord, produced by J.J. Abrams; Apostle, directed by Gareth Evans; and The Night Comes For Us, directed by Timo Tjahjanto and starring Joe Taslim and Iko Uwais. (The official poster...

Exclusive Clip From 3100: RUN AND BECOME: Canyon De Chelly

Look, I'm happy and proud that our site has hosted terrific reviews and fascinating interviews from the wild and wonderful Fantasia and also BiFan and also the New York Asian Film Festival and also Japan Cuts and also other film...

Watch Exclusive ELIZABETH HARVEST Clip: What's For Dinner?

Forbidden rooms cause more marital difficulties than anything else. I am not married, so I don't know if that is actually true, but it certainly seems that way if you watch a lot of movies and TV shows, as I...

70s Rewind: MR. MAJESTYK, Melons, Migrants and Murder

Based on an original script by Elmore Leonard, Richard Fleischer's Mr. Majestyk is the best melon-picking movie I've ever seen. Charles Bronson stars as the titular character, a taciturn yet friendly man who is entirely focused on getting the watermelon...

Criterion in October 2018: SISTERS, SHAMPOO, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, Fassbinder and More

The Criterion Collection certainly walks its own path in making films available on Blu-ray. In October 2018, for example, traditionally a month when distributors focus on horror titles, Criterion will be issuing only one thriller that might fall into that...

Exclusive 1/1 Clip: A Disturbing Bath

Something has gone very, very wrong in the life of Lissa, played by Lindsey Shaw in 1/1. And that's very apparent in our exclusive clip. According to the official synopsis, Lissa is "a 20-year-old girl in rural Pennsylvania who grapples...

Review: SKYSCRAPER, You're Not Going to Believe This

"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Oh, if only Skyscraper displayed 1/10 of the furious intensity that consumed James Cagney in White Heat! But that's a ridiculous thought, almost as ridiculous as Skyscraper itself, which director Rawson Marshall Thurber...

Notes on Streaming: A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL Simmers, G.L.O.W. Burns Bright

The most frequent complaint about Netflix is that their flood of new series all have too many episodes that are all too long. Here is my two-pronged solution: (1) try another streaming service; (2) watch shorter shows with fewer episodes....

Exclusive ACCESS ALL AREAS Clip: I Wanna Dip Him in Yogurt

Now available to watch via various Video On Demand and digital platforms, Access All Areas looks to be a bright entry in the music-themed movie department. I say that based on the plot and an exclusive clip that can be...

Exclusive BIG LEGEND Clip: Car Trouble

Falling asleep in the woods? Just don't do it, especially if there is ... potentially ... a giant, mythical, and/or dangerous creature wandering around, waiting to devour you! This is my personal take-away from Big Legend, now available to enjoy...

70s Rewind: THE MECHANIC, Terse Buddy Assassins

I pity anyone who saw Jason Statham's The Mechanic without having first seen Charles Bronson's The Mechanic. Because you didn't even get half the story. And the story's not even the point! In my review of the 2011 version, I...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2018

Time flies like a sonofabitch, and this year it seems to do so faster than usual. We are at 2018's mid-point already. Whoa! That does beg the question though: what films have managed to impress and touch us most, so...

Review: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, Fun With Sizes in a Superhero Sequel

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas star in a cookie-cutter Marvel adventure.

Criterion in September 2018: ANDREI RUBLEV, COLD WATER and More

It's never too late to receive good news, is it? I hope not, because I am terribly late in sharing information on the Criterion Collection's upcoming releases in September 2018. And it's a very good lineup, indeed. My eye was...

Popcorn Frights 2018: First Wave Promises New Frights for South Florida

Hey South Florida! Get ready for some genre goodness from the Popcorn Frights Film Festival. Set to unfold from August 10 to 16 -- as residents surely know, a perfect time of the year to spend all day in cool...

70s Rewind: GREASER'S PALACE, Jesus Christ in the Old West

Watching Greaser's Palace (1972) for the first time without having any idea that it was a Christ parable, I was completely bewildered. It's newly available on Blu-ray from Doppelganger Releasing and Scorpion Releasing and looks absolutely lovely. The disc is...

Review: CHINA SALESMAN Rings Up No Sales For Action Fans

Sometimes my learned optimism gets the better of me. By which I mean that China Salesman is a complete disaster. Early peeks at trailers and clips gave me the mistaken idea that the film might be able to pull off...