Slash Film Festival 2019 Sets THE LODGE For Opening Night, Features Historic Program on Female Terror

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the /slash 2019 film festival is getting ready to treat Vienna to something memorable (and perhaps a little wicked). Kicking off the festivities on September 19, the 11-day movie extravaganza has reeled in Severin...

Trieste Science + Fiction 2019 Unveils "Between Dreams and Utopia" Poster

As the summer keeps heating up and tries to fry our collective brains with record-breaking temperatures (central-European readers will commiserate), genre festivals are in full swing and continue to deliver the scintillating action on screen. With NIFFF and Fantasia now...

Cannes 2019 Review: Genre Hybrid LITTLE JOE Exerts a Hypnotic Pull

If I Lost My Body presents happiness as a hard-won emotion and the search for wholeness as a potentially lifelong struggle then, by comparison, Jessica Hausner’s Palme d’Or contender Little Joe questions how far we might conceivably go to achieve...

Cannes 2019 Review: I LOST MY BODY Cuts a Lyrical Slice of Life Through Fantastical Means

Jérémy Clapin's animated knockout features the voice of Harrison Ford.

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE Trailer Brings Shirley Jackson's Final Work to Life

If you need a measure of weirdness to brighten up your day, look no further than this trailer for We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Superbly faithful to Shirley Jackson’s singular vision, Stacie Passon’s adaptation is a must-see for...

Rotterdam 2019: MONUMENT Teaser Oozes Dread

What is Monument? A fever dream? A thought experiment? An apprenticeship as endurance test or rather an exercise in cruelty? Sure to be one of the more ambigous international premieres at the upcoming Rotterdam Film Festival, Monument follows a group...

Z-GOAT: FIRST BLEAT Teaser: A New Monster For the New Year

The Chinese zodiac might claim 2019 is the year of the pig, but if co-directors Julien Jauniaux and Bertrand Leplae have their way, it will very much be a year of the goat, an other-dimensional one at that! Getting ready...

Screen Anarchy's Favorite Films of 2018

Here's our favorite films of 2018, as voted on by more than 20 of our contributing writers, who collectively picked 114 films as their favorites. 1. Roma 2. The Favourite 3 (tie). BlacKkKlansman / You Were Never Really Here 5....

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...