Hollywood Features


Two new series and a returning show debuted this week on BritBox, Hulu and Paramount Plus.

Now Streaming: HOME BEFORE DARK, Kid Detectives Sure Grow Up Fast

Jim Sturgess, Brooklynn Prince and Abby Wilson star in a family crime series, created by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Friday One Sheet: REMINISCENCE

It appears that between churning out seemingly thousands of variants of the Army of the Dead key art, design studio B O N D decided to toss off this Los Angeles sunset-inspired -- it is the smog that causes these...

70s Rewind: Remembering George Segal, Genre Guy

The actor struck complex chords as a leading man in the 1970s.

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...

Friday One Sheet: DIE HARD

Because we cannot come down to the coast, get together and have a few laughs, ahem 2020. Because along with It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, Die Hard has become an American holiday traditional Christmas movie. Because designer Paul...

70s Rewind: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, Sean Connery, Of Course

Sean Connery and Michael Caine star in a blissfully cinematic adventure, directed by John Huston.

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,...

Friday One Sheet: MANK and the Fake Criterion

The films of David Fincher never let a typeface or design opportunity go to waste. Considering he is recreating a specific Hollywood era - the production of Orson Welles cinematic milestone and political bombshell, Citizen Kane - with his latest...

70s Rewind: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, Monsters From The Id Live Among Us

William Finley, Jessica Harper and Paul Williams star in Brian De Palma's gleeful musical horror flick. Plus: How to stream other screen versions of the classic tale.

Destroy All Monsters: Ben Solo Was The Key To The STAR WARS Sequel Trilogy, And JJ Abrams Never Noticed

One of the things I found most compelling about Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi -- which is no short list, so all the cranks and Reddit boys reading this can just skip to social media now -- was how complete...

Now Streaming: INFINITY TRAIN Keeps Rolling Toward Delight

The animated series, originally broadcast on Cartoon Network, is now streaming on HBO Max, which, I discovered, is more appealing with the use of a phone.

Pretty Packaging: ROLLERBALL Gets An Ultimate Edition

With streaming being the major platform, DVD and Blu-ray home releases have become a declining market. There will always be collectors though, and distributors willing to cater to them. Countries like France and Germany still release many stunners these days,...

Blu-ray Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Continues to Stun

Out this week from the Criterion Collection comes the 1953 adaptation of the famous H.G. Wells tale, The War of the Worlds, directed by Byron Haskin (The Naked Jungle, The Outer Limits) and produced by George Pal (Houdini, The Time Machine), AP Frank...


Also on HBO Max: Crunchyroll and 'Gone With the Wind,' recontextualized.

Now Streaming: WALT & EL GRUPO, Disney Vacation With the Boss

Theodore Thomas directed the documentary, now streaming on Disney Plus.

Friday One Sheet: Fire and Matches in UNHINGED

The rather impossible to miss (again, I lament that these things will not hang in movie theatre or multiplex lobbies) pair of orange warning signs for Unhinged makes up for the rather unremarkable original poster. This contemporary, incel-inflected, MAGA take...

Now Streaming: MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL, How the Mighty Have Fallen

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning return in the sequel to a live-action reboot, directed by Joachim Rønning and now streaming on Disney+.


I hope many of you have been taking the opportunity during the 'stay at home' times we live in to revisit, not just your favourite classic films, but also ones that you may have written off as 'bad' during the...

70s Rewind: THE TERMINAL MAN, When Elective Surgery Goes Bad

George Segal and Joan Hackett star in director Mike Hodges' adaptation of Michael Crichton's techno-thriller novel.