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Review: THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, Prehistoric Family Delivers Adventure-Comedy Treats

Living through a seemingly never-ending pandemic and self-quarantining/sheltering-at-home (for some, if unfortunately, not most) puts a premium on escapist pleasures, like an animated Nicolas Cage-headlining a long-delayed sequel, The Croods: A New Age. The first film, a DreamWorks Animation family-oriented...

LEAP OF FAITH Interview: Alexandre O. Philippe Talks THE EXORCIST And William Friedkin

The legacy of The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, is truly immense. For example, the most popular horror saga of our times, which started with The Conjuring, owes it everything. However, the impact of the 1973 film goes beyond the...

Blu-ray Review: MOONSTRUCK Waxes on Criterion

When someone today hears that a film stars Cher and Nicholas Cage, their first inclination might be to brace for the world’s most over-the-top burlesque and downright lunar demolition derby. While understandable in light of their outsized personas and bombastic...

Review: THE NEST, Hell Really Is Other Married People

Almost a decade ago, writer-director Sean Durkin’s feature-length debut, Martha Marcy May Marlene — an intense, non-linear psychological thriller — immediately moved him to the front ranks of promising first-time filmmakers. It also introduced Elisabeth Olsen to moviegoers. In the...

Review: FREAKY, Body-Swap Thrills, Gory Kills

Over the last decade plus, writer-director Christopher Landon has quietly crafted a consistently engaging, stealth career as a filmmaker deeply conversant in the tropes, traditions, and conventions of the horror genre and a willing subverter of those tropes, traditions, and...

SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD: Horror Icon David Cronenberg to Star in SHUDDER Anthology Series

Shudder announced this morning that Canadian horror icon David Cronenberg will join the cast of their anthology series Slasher: Flesh & Blood for the next season.      Slasher: Flesh & Blood follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family gathering for...

Shudder in December: New CREEPSHOW Special, New LAST DRIVE-IN Special Cap Off The Year

Well, it's been a year, hasn't it? How we celebrate the holidays this year may change with the current climate but one thing is always certain, we will all need a distraction or time away from it all at some...

Blu-Ray Review: Criterion's THE GUNFIGHTER Draws on Western Glory

When did Hollywood’s deconstruction of the American Western myth officially break through? Depending on which aficionado you look to, the answer given may be Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969), or Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon (1952), or another venerated film amid the 1950’s great...

ECHO BOOMERS Giveaway: Win a Digital Code For Thriller Starring Michael Shannon and Patrick Schwarzenegger

Seth Savoy's thriller Echo Boomers will be in some cinemas and will be available On Demand and digital this Friday, November 13th. Screen Anarchy has three (3) digital codes to give away. Check out how you can enter below.   ...

Review: LET HIM GO, Modern Western Delivers More Drama Than Thrills

Pop-culture wise, the Western genre’s relevance has faded over time, but for Kevin Costner, a throwback movie star and Oscar-winning director, it represents a figurative second home, a genre where he can explore, examine and dissect varying iterations of masculinity,...

Review: COME PLAY, A Friend in Need Isn't a Friend Indeed

Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr. star in a thriller, directed by Jacob Chase.

THE MIDNIGHT SKY Trailer: George Clooney Desperate to Get A Message to Space

I'm a big fan of Clooney's grizzled-old-man films, one in which he sports a magnificent greying beard and seems more than a bit curmudgeonly, like The Perfect Storm and Tomorrowland. And he's proven to be an excellent director as well,...

Shudder in November Features BLOOD VESSEL, PORNO (just a title) And The Films of Mario Bava

The countdown goes on to the happiest day of the year for horror fans, and our friends at Shudder have been doing their part to make sure that your Halloween season is the best it can be in our current...

Review: BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM Ambushes Amazon

Sasha Baron Cohen's most infamous character returns to America in a film that is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Friday One Sheet: MANK (Again)

In our delight at the chiaroscuro and typeface, this column previously highlighted the 'fan art' poster for David Fincher's new film, Mank. But here, Netflix has released a joyfully bacchanal, hand-drawn official key art.  This poster gives you the man,...

Review: THE WITCHES Brews Up a Deep, Surprising Potion

Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Anne Hathaway star in a new version of Roald Dahl's fantasy for children, directed by Robert Zemeckis and now streaming on HBO Max.

Review: ONCE UPON A SNOWMAN, Origin Story for Kids

Spinning off from 'Frozen,' the animated tale stars Josh Gad as the inimitable Olaf in a new short film, debuting on Disney Plus.

Review: REBECCA, Latest Adaptation of Du Marnier's Novel Pales in Comparison

Though more than deserving (an understatement, surely), Alfred Hitchcock (North by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, Shadow of a Doubt) never won an Academy Award for Best Director. But his first American film for uber-producer David O. Selznick, Rebecca, the first...

Review: SYNCHRONIC, The Science of Altered States

The Justin Benson/Aaron Moorhead oeuvre has successfully wandered in the fields of science fiction and horror, examining questions of the meaning and purpose of existence, the nature of love, and the concept of time through some serious philosophical discussions and...

Review: HONEST THIEF, Liam in Love, Still an Action Star

Liam Neeson, Kate Welsh, Jeffrey Donovan and Jai Courtney star in a ludicrous yet lovable action picture, directed by Mark Williams, and opening in U.S. theaters.