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Melbourne 2019: ScreenAnarchy Reviews First Glance Features

Now for something a little different. The Melbourne International Film Festival, like every year, has revealed its First Glance titles. These are a hodgepodge of different program streamed films and documentaries to whet the appetite prior to the full guide...

70s Rewind: THE BIG FIX, Sleepy Times Are Over

Richard Dreyfuss stars as a former radical turned mellow private detective in Los Angeles who finally wakes up.

Friday One Sheet: WONDER WOMAN 1984

Call it the Guardians Of The Galaxy Effect. When Marvel Studios took the chance on adapting 'the oddballs save the universe to the sounds of a rockin' mix tape', with a big budget and a lot of humour, they went...

70s Rewind: BLUME IN LOVE, George Segal Seeks Peace, Love, Understanding

Also: how a certain sequence in Paul Mazursky's mainstream romance ripples unpleasantly through time.

70s Rewind: THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION, Reviving Sherlock Holmes

Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall and Nicol Williamson star in Herbert Ross' adaptation of a cinematic detective tale.

70s Rewind: DOMINIQUE, A Man Out of Time

What, exactly, was Cliff freakin' Robertson doing in the 1970s?

New Genre on VOD: MISS BALA Rises Above, A VENGEANCE Strikes Back

Plus: 'The Wind' terrifies with loneliness in the West. Oh, and demons too.

Notes on Streaming: ULTRAMAN and TWILIGHT ZONE Return

Plus: Teasing Korean 'Persona.'

New on VOD: Joyous THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, Shattered GLASS

Plus: Keanu Reeves brings 'Replicas' to life.

Pretty Packaging: John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS

(OK, seeing as how the releases are so similar, I'm cribbing the first bit of this article from my previous one about Escape From New York...) Back in November, UK distributor StudioCanal released two of their John Carpenter titles with...

Friday One Sheet: Leaning Against The Frame In ONCE UPON A TIME IN... HOLLYWOOD

The strange marketing materials for Quentin Tarantino's '9th Film' (as the poster says) feature (across two one sheets) the trio of lead characters leaning against 'the frame' of the poster. It is also present in one of the initial pieces...

Notes on Streaming: TRIPLE FRONTIER, LOVE DEATH & ROBOTS

Plus: 'Cheap Thrills,' 'Free Solo' and 'Shoplifters' arrive.

70s Rewind: THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK And The Damage Done

Al Pacino and Kitty Winn star in director Jerry Schatzberg's sobering drama of addiction.

70s Rewind: REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER, Blister, Peel, Repeat

Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo and Tony King star in director Milton Katselas' gritty adaptation of a blistering NYC police novel.

Pretty Packaging: The Psycho PSYCHO Boxset From Germany

(Those crazy Germans sure are mad about Psycho, judging from this insane release, hurhur...) Being Dutch, it pays to be a bit polyglot; nobody wants to speak our language, and as a nation of merchants, we adapted by learning to...

70s Rewind: THE BLACK WINDMILL, Minor Genre Thrills

Michael Caine stars in Don Siegel's British suspense drama.

Notes on Streaming: DOOM PATROL Intrigues, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Exhausts

Plus: Doc series 'Lorena' tells a strange, true story, filled with conflicts.

70s Rewind: OKLAHOMA CRUDE, Faye Dunaway Shines in Oily Western

Twilight Time's new Blu-ray includes a helpful audio commentary and an isolated track for Henry Mancini's music.

Notes on Streaming: I AM THE NIGHT Goes Retro LA for a Classic Mystery

Plus: Star Trek: Discovery returns, A Discovery of Witches takes flight.

Friday One Sheet: DESTROYER (en Français)

High contrast. Minimalist design. Emphasize movie star. Dominating typeset. This. Is. A. French. Movie poster.  And yet it has all the Hollywood elements too.  All you need is A Girl, A Gun, and Hyperbolic pull-quotes. (Jamais! Jamais!) Don't get me...