Montreal Nouveau 2021 Review: AFTER BLUE, Succumb to the Desiring Nightmare

Paradis Sale, the original french title of Bertrand Mandico's sophomore feature, translates as 'Dirty Paradise'. And this place isn't exactly a paradise, nor is it dirty. But it is most definitely strange and surreal, filled with intoxication and eroticism, and...

Montreal Nouveau 2021 Review: ZERIA, A Fractured Story of a Dying World

What are the stories that will be left for humanity, if (or really, when) there is a shift in how we live? Or where we are? What are the ideas, histories, feelings, we need to impart to the next generations,...

Montreal Nouveau 2021 Review: THE POWER OF THE DOG, Hidden Objects Betray Love & Weakness

In a landscape of rolling hills, few trees, and a beauty that comes harsh and stark, it can be a constant burden to hide: hide secrets, hide identity, hide desire, in a world that refuses to allow for sensitivity and...

Nightstream Festival Returns with AFTER BLUE, HELLBENDER, AGNES, and More

As the world slowly peeks its head out from under the proverbial covers, there are still events that can be enjoyed by people across time zones. Last year, a number of prominent genre fests banded, unable to mount their live...

Review: TITANE, The Good, The Bad, The Beauty, The Beast

Carrie Fisher once described her body as a bag to carry her brain around. There's a book about women's health entitled 'Our Bodies, Ourselves'. We often talk about of our bodies as being separate from us, and yet they are...

FIN Atlantic 2021 Review: TITANE, Extreme Body Pleasure and Pain

Carrie Fisher once described her body as a bag to carry her brain around. There's a book about women's health entitled 'Our Bodies, Ourselves'. We often talk about of our bodies as being separate from us, and yet they are...

Toronto 2021 Review: YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER, Folklore Monsters and Modern Horrors

I remember a story, in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, that made a lot of news headlines: a young mother killed her three children and then herself. A long magazine article about it was (at least for me)...

Toronto 2021 Review: NIGHT RAIDERS, Dystopia and Hope of the Past and Future

It can often feel in recent events that we are seeing the end of civilization as we know it (if not the end of human life all together). But too often people, especially white westerners, forget that the end of...

Toronto 2021 Review: MLUNGU WAM, The Toil of Servants, The Power of Masters

Laws might change, but it can takes years, or even generations, to change a society and how it operates. What's bred in the bone cannot be easily overturned, and even as some people might techncially have the hard-fought freedom they...

Clip from A BANQUET: One Bite is Too Much

We like to think we have control and dominion over our bodies; but if you're a woman in this world (or non-binary), you're well aware that more often than not, your body is considered public property. But what if you...

Review: LANGUAGE LESSONS, The Bonds That Form Online

I have often wondered how we might have coped, mentally and emotionally, with the pandemic were it not for video chats. While it doesn't replace in-person conversation, it's a decent substitute, and I shudder to think how we would have...

Review: ANNE AT 13,000 FT., The Anxiety of Societal Norms

Human are social creatures, and as such, we all enter into social contracts in order to co-exist. The rules of these contracts vary from culture to culture, and evolve and adapt over time; nonetheless, in most social situations, there are...

Review: CANDYMAN, Tell Everyone

Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) should be about to hit the big-time in the art world. Having had his first solo show straight of of art school, he's found he's hit a creative wall. Pressured to produce something new, something that...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Contemplates Kore-eda's AFTER LIFE

Ideas about any sort of existence after death are plentiful in cultures around the world; while many religions have ideas about either a heaven or hell existence, or simply being some kind of memory, there are some more secular ideas...

Cult Film ARREBATO Finally To Be Released in USA with New 4K Restoration

Every few years a friend either asks me about, or I introduce a friend to, the strangeness and quiet insanity that is Arrebato [Rapture]. A masterpiece by poster designer Iván Zulueta, a cult film that is a mind-altering combination of...

Poster for STANLEYVILLE: Inner and Outer Bubble Thoughts & Dreams

We at ScreenAnarchy are suckers for a good poster, and certainly the poster for Stanleyville certainly fits that bill. The feature directorial debut of Canadian actor Maxwell McCabe-Lokos has its world premiere at Fantasia this weekend, and this intriguing poster,...

Review: THE GREEN KNIGHT, Unsettling And Mesmerizing

There is a scene early in The Green Knight, where our 'hero', Gawain, thinks he has beaten the odds; he stepped forward when none of the knights at the Round Table dared to accept the Green Knight's odd challenge, and...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's WORKING GIRLS, A Day in the Sex Worker Life

Portrayals of sex workers in film tend to fall into extremes: either the high class escort/call girl who makes in the thousands (or more) a night, or the street prostitute or stripper working in a seedy club, usually surrounded by...

NOPE Poster: Yes, Please

The poster for the next Jordan Peele-directed film came out today. First, all I needed to know was that there was a new film written and directed by Peele. Then add in the (so far) announced cast of Daniel Kaluuya,...

DUNE Trailer Fleshes Out the Story

The new (and maybe final?) trailer for Dune has dropped, this time revealing a lot more of the plot, for those who might be unfamiliar. And I'm guessing that who the studio is trying to attract; they know fans of...