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...

Sundance 2020 Preview: Midnight, Next, Premieres & More

Get your parka ready, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off tonight in snowy Park City. So far in our preview series we've taken a quick tour of the Dramatic Competitions and of the Documentaries. We conclude the series with all...

Sundance 2020 Preview: Documentaries

The Sundance Film Festival gets going on Thursday. Yesterday we took a look at the US Dramatic and World Dramatic competitions. Today we take a quick tour of the documentaries at this year's fest....

Sundance 2020 Preview: The Dramatic Competitions

As the new year kicks off, so does the festival season. As always, the first major festival of the year is Sundance. The festival begins on Thursday and we've got a few previews to get you ready. Up first are...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Ten Films of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, ScreenAnarchy’s global team of critics and cineastes weighs in with our favourite cinematic offerings from the past 12 months, which saw Netflix lead the charge for cementing the legitimacy of the streaming platforms, while...

AFI Fest 2019 Preview: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Hollywood's Biggest Fest

With the demise of LA Film Fest (R.I.P.), AFI Fest now holds the title of solo champion for high profile Los Angeles film festivals. A few things have changed this year -- most notably it's free ticket model -- but...

Emmy-Winning VR Narrative WOLVES IN THE WALLS Final Chapter Releases Today

You could be forgiven for feeling a bit hungover from the high that came from the first few boom years of the VR content revolution. I have certainly been guilty of pumping up hype for this new form of narrative...

Tallgrass 2019: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Wichita's Top-Tier Fest

Have you ever been to a film festival in Kansas? Chances are that part of the festival circuit may have evaded a fair few of you. But anyone who has been to Wichita's Tallgrass Film Festival can tell you it's...

Tallgrass 2019: PARASITE, GO BACK TO CHINA, 17 BLOCKS Amongst Strong Festival Lineup

Wichita's indie-filled celebration of cinema is hosting its 17th edition of the Tallgrass Film Festival in a few weeks and their full lineup is packed with goodness. A leader in the regional festival scene for bringing independent films to the...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Preview: All the Flicks We've Reviewed So Far

The genre film world is descending on Austin, Texas yet again for the 2019 edition of Fantastic Fest. Screen Anarchy will be there lapping up all the cinematic goodness and will have plenty to say about the movies we have...

Toronto 2019 Interview: SYNCHRONIC Directors Moorhead & Benson's Favorite Cinematic Representations of Altered States

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson have wowed audiences with their mind-bending (and genre-bending) films Resolution, Spring, and The Endless. All of these films share the similarity of slyly tackling complex philosophical and/or metaphysical subject matter in an entertaining package. The...

Toronto 2019 Preview: The Genre and International Sides

The Toronto International Film Fest kicks off its 2019 edition today! We've already taken quick tours of the world premieres and the hits from past fests. Today we span both categories but pay particular attention to films that skew towards...

Toronto 2019 Preview: Top Picks from Previous Festivals

Yesterday we took a look at some of this year's award hopefuls making their world premieres at TIFF 2019. Today we switch gears and preview a few of the hits from past fests continuing their runs at Toronto....

Toronto 2019 Preview: World Premiere Awards Hopefuls

The massive feast of cinematic goodness that is the Toronto International Film Festival is all set to kick off on Thursday. We will be taking a quick tour of the lineup over the next few days to get your appetite...