Overlook 2022: First Batch Of Flicks and Events Drops

The return of The Overlook is nigh and the today brings the announcement of the first big batch of mayhem. It includes the news that Scott Derrickson's Blumhouse pic The Black Phone starring Ethan Hawke and written by C. Robert Cargill...

SXSW 2022 Preview: Back At Last

Forget it. I'm not even going to try to say something pithy to sum up the two years of pandemic-missed SXSW festivals. It's back. Nuff said. The big Austin fest kicks off today and exists both in person and in...

Seattle International Film Fest Announces Hybrid SIFF in April

The Seattle International Film Festival (or SIFF) has long been known as one of the best regional festivals on the circuit. While the fest has traditionally been a nearly month-long early summer affair, the good folks in the Pacific Northwest...

SXSW 2022 Strong Festival Slate Announced

SXSW is back and in person in 2022! Some films will also be online (if they take the fest up on the offer) but the Austin fest which kicks off March 11, is touting their theatrical lineup and the slate...

Sundance 2022 Preview: A Now All-Virtual Fest (Again) Kicks Off

After a wildly successful virtual Sundance Film Festival 2021, Sundance 2022 was all set to experiment with a hybrid model that would include all of the clever innovations from the '21 fest (increased inclusivity of home access, smaller program, fun...

Sundance 2022: Egg-cellent Trailer Laid for HATCHING

Sundance has gone totally virtual so that means the usual crop of top notch midnight films will just have to be experienced in the safe, quiet, dark, not-at-all-creepy confines of your own home. One such films is the ultra disturbing-looking...

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...

Sundance 2022 Feature Lineup Announced

Once merely a frigid Utah gathering of the movers and shakers of the indie film world, the Sundance Film Festival now transcends its Rocky Mountain confines to take place simultaneously online and in such remote locales as Lawrence, Kansas, Seattle,...

Indie Memphis 2021 Kicks Off Tonight With RED ROCKET

One of the best regional fests on the circuit is back in action! Indie Memphis kicks of the 24th edition tonight with Sean Baker's Cannes hit Red Rocket. The Tennessee festival runs through Monday the 25th and will feature such...

Overlook Film Fest Returns to New Orleans for 2022

Our long national nightmare is coming to an end. After two cancelled editions, our good friends at the Overlook Film Festival have just announced that the celebration of genre film and interactive mania will return for its 2022 edition, live...

Telluride 2021: Impressive Lineup Kicks Off Fall Fest Season

Telluride is back and the most exclusive of exclusive festivals starts up tomorrow. As is tradition, the lineup was just announced a day prior and it's another impressive list of movies looking make a mark with the tastemakers who have...

SXSW XR 2021 Dispatch: Like VR but Virtual

Virtual film festivals have led to mixed results for those festivals' XR programs. While in many ways, at home viewing of VR projects is much more conducive than crowded festival halls. But the lack of volunteer docents to help troubleshoot...

SXSW 2021 Virtual Fest Preview

The virtual edition of the SXSW Film Festival, aka SXSW Online, kicks off tomorrow, March 16, and runs five short days until Saturday March 20. With fewer days to watch movies, the total list of films is cut down quite...

SXSW Announces Full 2021 Lineup

SXSW marks the first major film festival to go virtual... for the second time! They've had a whole lot more time to plan the virtual nature of this event and the good folks of the film festival have a lot...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Let The Anarchists Speak

We are not at Sundance right now. However, we do have Anarchists who are covering the festival lineup. IFF Rotterdam started today and we won't be there either. But, we do have an Anarchist all raring to go and cover...

Sundance 2021 Preview: Virtually the Best Indie Cinema of 2021

It's a new year, a new world, and an all new crop of marquee indie films ready to impress. The (mostly) virtual Sundance Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and while the slate has been reduced from around 130 to some...

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...

Sundance 2021 Slate of Features and More Announced

2020 has been a very different year for film festivals and 2021 looks to start off that way as well. While the 2020 edition of Park City's big indie extravaganza was mostly untouched by the then-developing pandemic, the 2021 edition...

Sundance 2020 Dispatch: Strong Docs Look to Launch Awards Bids

Sundance has increasingly become a very important place for documentary filmmakers to launch their movies -- and not just for the typical dice roll of a big money acquisition. With big players like Netflix and Amazon seeing the benefits from...

Sundance 2020 Dispatch: New Frontier Returns to its Non-Commercial Roots

For many years Sundance's New Frontier program was an esoteric exploration of the artistic side of the film-adjacent media world. A handful of years ago VR arrived and with it an influx of big tech money from companies such as...