Leiden 2018 Review: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST Exposes Sham of Conversion Therapy, Joy of Self-Love

In The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan adapts the essence of Emily M. Danforth’s popular young adult novel into a quietly soaring work of vindication, the value of self-love and teen resilience in the face of grown-up arrogance and...

Leiden 2018 Review: In WILDLIFE, Carey Mulligan Rises From the Ashes

How does one cope with feelings of inadequacy, the acknowledgement of imperfection -- both in themselves and loved ones -- and what is a person’s own happiness truly worth? Wildlife, Paul Dano’s astounding directorial debut that has been making a...

Leiden 2018 Review: ASSASSINATION NATION Guns For Toxic Masculinity, Dishes Out Vengeful Comeuppance

As a species, ‘we are SCREWED!’ So shouts Assassination Nation, a bleak 21st century pseudo-satire that’s less ‘state of the nation’-critique than it is a doomsday parable that exposes disaffected youth to virulent misogyny in order to yield explosive, controversy-baiting...

Leiden 2018 Dispatch: International Favorites THUNDER ROAD, PROFILE and More Are Sure-Fire Crowd-Pleasers

The Leiden International Film Festival came to a close on Sunday November 11 but we were lucky enough to attend its final weekend, which was jam-packed with quality films. The festival, taking place in a college town in South Holland...

Leiden 2018 Review: HEARTS BEAT LOUD, A Modest Success, But Not Quite a Hit

If, based on the film’s title, you’d be inclined to give Hearts Beat Loud a pass for thinking it’s either going to be a saccharine musical dramedy or melodramatic tearjerker, you’d be forgiven. Doing so, however, would result in you...

Review: BLUE MY MIND Confidently Portrays Adolescence in a Subversive Fairy Tale

There’s something about first-time filmmakers turning to the coming-of-age genre that feels oddly appropriate. Ostensibly at least, it’s a perfect experiential match between creator and creation insofar as both cineaste and protagonist are debuting into the world after a journey...

Trieste Science + Fiction 2018: Jam-Packed Lineup Includes OVERLORD, FREAKS, THE DARK, a Healthy Focus on Italian Cinema and Much More

Italian genre aficionados chomping at the bit for their annual round of fantastic cinema with sci-fi inclinations have reason to rejoice since Trieste Science + Fiction recently announced the complete program of their 18th edition (October 30 - November 4)....

Saskatoon Fantastic 2018: Final Wave Includes HEAVY TRIP, ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE and more!

Just when you thought things couldn’t get better Saskatoon Fantastic (November 14th - 18th) unleashes a final wave of awesomeness on movie-loving audiences. The exquisite 2018 lineup already boasted no shortage of international favorites - with films like Climax, Tigers...

Sitges 2018: Méliès D'Or Awards Go to CLIMAX and CLANKER MAN

With the year’s end already in sight, another cycle of European fantastic film festivals has also reached its conclusion. Last week during the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Gaspar Noé’s Climax was the lucky recipient of this year’s Méliès D’Or....

Lund Fantastic Film Festival Announces Winners of 24th Edition

Prior to ending its 24th edition with a closing night screening of Park Hoon-jung’s action thriller The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, the Lund Fantastic Film Festival announced the winners of both its short and feature film competitions. The Méliès...

Trieste Science + Fiction 2018 Reveals Its Poster and Announces Richard K. Morgan as Jury President

Time sure flies. It doesn’t seem that long ago when we covered the 2017 edition of Trieste Science + Fiction and yet Italy’s foremost genre festival is already gearing up for its 18th edition, which starts in a little over...

THE IMMORTAL Trailer: Victor Vu's Latest Promises Epic Proportions

Victor Vu is on a roll and seems to have no intention of slowing down. While Lôi Báo recently saw its North American premiere at Fantasia (full review here), his next offering, The Immortal, has already wrapped post-production and is...

Saskatoon Fantastic 2018: First Wave Includes Crowd-Pleasers and Discoveries

Something awesome this way comes! Well, if you’re a film enthusiast who happens to be living in or around Saskatchewan that is. Already celebrating its 9th edition, the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (November 14 - 18) will once again descend...

Netflix's MANIAC Trailer Delights In "Multi-Reality Brain Magic Shit"!

For anyone not yet on the Netflix bandwagon or not planning to subscribe for Matt Groening’s upcoming Disenchantment, perhaps a new series by Cary Joji Fukunaga might tickle your fancy? Set to drop on September 21, Fukunaga’s highly anticipated return...

Grossman Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Gears Up for 14th Edition with Diverse Lineup

Slovenian fans of fantastic film have something to look forward to as of next week! Kicking off on July 10 with an opening night screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (accompanied by live music by Ven the band), the...

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...

LUKAS Trailer: Van Damme Fights Crooks for Custody

While somehow having slipped past us last week, the teaser trailer for Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Lukas isn’t a bad way to kick off the new workweek. In what looks like it could be the Muscles from Brussels’ best and most-character...

Cannes 2018 Review: Abbasi's BORDER Blurs Lines to Wondrous Effect

When Ali Abbasi burst onto the international scene with the quietly unnerving Shelley, the world took note of a writer-director with a feel for creating an immersive atmosphere and a keen understanding of fantastical films’ capacity for dispensing understated social...

Brussels 2018 Interview: Guillermo del Toro Talks CRONOS, THE SHAPE OF WATER and More

Guillermo del Toro doesn’t half-ass anything. From immaculately crafted sets and carefully thought out color patterns to a web of intertextual allusions that extend his visual storytelling, he’s a world-builder who pays attention to the smallest detail. Living in a...

Universal Cable Productions and Ground Control Team Up In Search of Fresh Talent

For any and all readers who think they could become ‘filmmakers of tomorrow’, it’s worth taking note of a partnership between Universal Cable Productions (Mr. Robot, Suits) and Scott Glassgold’s Ground Control (The Beyond, Prospect). Having teamed up to form...