Oldenburg 2020 Review: BUCK ALAMO, The Strains of a Surreal Twilight Song

When your name comes up on Death's list, there's not really much you can do, except wait for him to collect you. Well, maybe not quite for Eli Cody; he might have gotten his fatal diagnosis, but he's not going...

Trailer & Poster for SYNCHRONIC: Psychedelic Time Travel Chaos

It's not secret that we at ScreenAnarchy are big fans of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson. And we love their movies, too. They have a particular perspective in blending science fiction and drama with some horror thrown in, that makes...

Toronto 2020 Review: TRICKSTER, Mischief and Mayhem in the North

Being a teenager these days is not easy. But if you add to that being one in a rural community with few job prospects, in which you are an Indigenous person and therefore frequently treated like a second-class citizen (to...

Review: RESIDUE, The Fading Light of Home & Identity

What is home? Is it the place you grew up? Where you parents reside? Just the general neighbourhood, or the whole town? What does it mean to move back again, and what differences in you as a person would make...

Toronto 2020 Review: THE THIRD DAY, Recycled Yet Entertaining Folk Horror

Folk horror has become a cornerstone of the genre for British filmmakers, with creepy woods, farmlands, and lots of public footpaths connecting them, allowing for Celtic and Pagan mysteries to be ripe for the picking. That being said, with it...

Toronto 2020 Review: NOMADLAND, The Quiet Endurance of Traveling Workers

As likely many of you, this pandemic era has me rethinking my life, what my goals are, where I want to be a year, five, ten, twenty years from now. About what is possible for me to achieve, where I...

Toronto 2020 Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, A Vibrant and Provocative Debut

We've all had those 'what famous dead person would you like to have dinner with' or 'what famous people would you love to see having a conversation' moments, when ideas of what we think a famous person is, and how...

L'Étrange 2020 Review: FANNY LYE DELIVER'D Delivers a Tepid Period Drama

It's the 16th century, after the English Civil War, and Fanny Lye (Maxine Peake, Black Mirror) lives a relatively bleak existence, married to a much older man, John, who basically bought her (Charles Dance, Alien III), on a remote farm,...

L'Étrange 2020 Review: ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Absurdism & Hope in the Time of Apocalypse

The expression "You either you love [insert name here]'s work or you hate it" is a phrase perhaps a bit oversued, but I'm not sure there is a filmmaker to whom it more readily applies than Roy Andersson. His films,...

Review: ENOLA HOLMES, A Feisty Heroine Solves A Fun Mystery

I'm not sure if Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed literary character in film and television, but it's got to be near the top of the list; a character so popular that you can set many things in the Holmes...

L'Étrange 2020 Review: THE WITCH OF KING'S CROSS, The Soul of a Great Artist Laid Bare

When you are heavily involved in an art form, or maybe two, other art forms often slip under your radar, or you rely on friends' facebook posts to keep you informed, even with an artist you wish you knew about...

POSSESSOR, THE STYLIST, MANIBULES and More at Sitges 2020

Of all the festivals I'm not able to attend this year, Sitges will be the most missed. Not only does it take place in the most beautiful town on the planet, but the festival line-up is always packed with variety,...

Millie Bobbie Brown Kicks Butt & Solves Crime in ENOLA HOLMES

I generally have mixed feelings about literature, or beloved characters from books, that, once it enters the public domain, get repurposed and changed from the what they once were, in order to serve a contemporary public. I might be ready...

RESIDUE to Open Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Online Edition

I think we've come to accept that all festivals for the rest of the year (and possibly beyond) will be either partially and or entirely online. While there are disadvantages, there are definitely advantages, not the least of which is...

Alien Zoos, Vampires, Dysfunctional Killers, and More in ETHERIA Season 1

While various restrictions (or lack thereof) around the world mean people are consuming a lot more content at home, that doesn't mean we're starved from great entertainment. Far from it: I've seen some amazing film and television over the past...

Review: SPINSTER, Soup for the Anti-RomCom Soul

You would think in this day and age, we'd have let go of the idea that a woman who isn't married with kids by a 'certain age' is all washed up, or that being married and having children should be...

Review: I USED TO GO HERE, The Lure of Familiar Comfort

I recently read a terrific article from McSweeney's (a satirical website), entitled 'Quiz: Do You Want to Go To Grad School or Do You Just Need a Snack?" While there are days when I wonder why, oh why, did I...

RATCHED Trailer: You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Work Here, But...

I first heard about Nurse Ratched from my mother; whenever I was sick as a child, and being difficult, my mother would threaten to send that iconic character to care for me, which I would not like. I was then...

Review: SHE DIES TOMORROW, The Long, Dark, Last Night of the Soul

The question of what it means to know you're going to die is one often left to stories about those with terminal diseases, where the person is supposed to discover the true meaning of existence before they slip away into...

Review: SUMMERLAND, All Is Bittersweet and Tidy on the Homefront

It never ceases to amaze me, how the British can still find stories to tell that are about, or at least set during, the Second World War. The nostalgia for what was a horrific time continues unabated, with their rose-coloured...