Cannes 2022 Review: DECISION TO LEAVE, The Haunting Beauty of Romantic Doom

“Am I such a pushover?” Detective Hae-jun asks the femme fatale of Park Chan-wook’s latest masterwork, Decision to Leave. "Am I so wicked?" comes her response. Perhaps the truth of these tried and true character tropes lies somewhere in the...

Cannes 2022 Review: BROKER, Profound Family Film for Orphans

Apparently, one political hot topic permeating Korea nowadays is the controversial existence of something called a baby box. The purpose of said box is for reluctant new parents to anonymously abandon their unwanted newborn into the care of professionals who...

Cannes 2022 Review: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS, Delicious Chaos

Ruben Östlund's new comedy/drama stars Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean.

Cannes 2022 Review: JERRY LEE LEWIS: TROUBLE IN MIND, Great Balls of Fire and Brimstone

"I'm troubled, I'm troubled, I'm troubled in mind If trouble don't kill me, Lord I'll live a long time..." -Traditional In Ethan Coen's documentary debut, we learn that Jerry Lee Lewis not only outlived all of his rock and roll...

Blu-ray Review: THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT, In All Its Vulgar Glory

If I ever meet an extraterrestrial who asks me to help shed some light on America in the 20th century, high on its modern Earth watchlist would be Frank Tashlin’s The Girl Can’t Help It. For my money, it is,...

Blu-ray Review: THE LAST WALTZ, An Endless Jamboree

In reviewing the jaw-dropping induction of Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz into the Criterion Collection, one must begin with its remarkable cover art. It’s a photograph that I have never seen before -- this coming from someone who has seen...

SXSW 2022 Interview: Patton Oswalt, James Morosini Talk I LOVE MY DAD

If the catfish film is defined by a character being duped by another through an online alias, then I suppose the honor of first entry goes to Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, who coined the term with 2010’s Catfish. But...

Sundance 2022 Interview: SIRENS Director Rita Baghdadi and Stars Lilas Mayassi, Shery Bechara Talk Metal

Allowing your life to become the subject of a documentary is a brave feat under the most comfortable of circumstances, yet in Rita Baghdadi’s Sirens, we’re treated to an intimate window into a badass band who dare to be themselves,...

Sundance 2022 Interview: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM Directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace and Author Lizzy Goodman Discuss

Considering the myriad of exciting topics and subtopics packed within the running time of Meet Me In The Bathroom -- Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s impressively dense adaptation of Lizzy Goodman’s loaded oral history of the New York music scene...

Sundance 2022 Review: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM, Culturally Loaded Artifact

Meet Me In The Bathroom, Lizzy Goodman’s oral history of the New York music scene that emerged from the ashes of the 20th century, is essential rock-and-roll reading for anyone with an even passing interest in modern pop culture… and...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films of 2021

Hi All, here at ScreenAnarchy we are wishing you the best for 2022! And with the previous year now in the past, let us make a tally of what movies we liked most in 2021. Everyone here was encouraged to...

PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND Interview: Director Sion Sono Talks

In the days of classic Hollywood, directors worked like journeymen, often completing as many as two to three films a year. These days, a successful filmmaker would be lucky to get one made every three years. Yet somehow, for the...

Interview: Sensei Sono Sion Talks RED POST ON ESCHER STREET

When Sono Sion broke out into international acclaim at 40 years old for his attention-grabbing cult favorite, Suicide Club, in 2001, his success may have seemed sudden. But when looking over his life’s work of almost impossibly immense output, it...

Sundance 2021 Preview: Words from Sono Sion to Get You Psyched for PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND

After cramming what must be hundreds of hours of Japanese cinema into his brief 59 years on this planet, poet Sono Sion is on the brink of releasing his first entry into the American cinematic landscape. Callooh! Callay! Prisoners of...

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...

Interview: Alex Winter Talks ZAPPA

For all the rockumentaries and musical biopics that have been flooding our screens since the new millenium deemed the past ripe for exploitation, one stone left curiously unturned has been that of rock & roll avant savant, Frank Zappa. Among...

BEASTIE BOYS STORY Interview: Spike Jonze and Beastie Boys Ad-Rock, Mike D Talk the Movie and Their Lives

When first learning of the existence of a Beastie Boys story brought to us by Spike Jonze, their most prolific music video director, next to MCA’s Swiss filmmaker uncle, Nathanial Hörnblowér, there was little expectation it would look much like...

Reflections on Ôbayashi Nobuhiko

Many of us outside of Asia know and love Ôbayashi Nobuhiko predominantly for his wonderfully imaginative, not to mention utterly bonkers, cult favorite, Hausu, from 1977, which grew to legendary status upon the release of its 2009 restoration. Those who lapped...

Blu-ray Review: George Cukor's HOLIDAY Is As Alive as Ever

The screwball genre may remember George Cukor most fondly for his Katherine Hepburne / Cary Grant vehicle, 1940’s The Philadelphia Story, which helped to rescue Kat from her cruel ‘box office poison’ tagging. But for my patronage, Cukor’s lesser-known, Holiday,...

Sundance 2020 Review: ZOLA, A Homeric Hoe-Trip Of Epic Millennial Scope

Long before the invention of the printing press, storytelling existed solely as spoken folklore, delivered through the medium of aural history. The quintessential example is the work of Greek author Homer, whose poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, were memorized...