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Oldenburg 2020 Review: BUCK ALAMO, The Strains of a Surreal Twilight Song

When your name comes up on Death's list, there's not really much you can do, except wait for him to collect you. Well, maybe not quite for Eli Cody; he might have gotten his fatal diagnosis, but he's not going...

ROGUE WARFARE: DEATH OF A NATION Exclusive Clip

The Rogue Warfare trilogy of films has proven to be a popular one for distributor Saban Films. Or we wouldn't be talking about a trilogy or a third film with you today. The team, led by Will Yun Lee, is...

Venice 2020 Review: THE BEST IS YET TO COME Hopes for a Better World in Uplifting Newsroom Drama

Jing Wang´s feature debut is a love letter to journalism and its potency to change million of lives for better.

Trailer & Poster for SYNCHRONIC: Psychedelic Time Travel Chaos

It's not secret that we at ScreenAnarchy are big fans of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson. And we love their movies, too. They have a particular perspective in blending science fiction and drama with some horror thrown in, that makes...

Toronto 2020 Review: TRICKSTER, Mischief and Mayhem in the North

Being a teenager these days is not easy. But if you add to that being one in a rural community with few job prospects, in which you are an Indigenous person and therefore frequently treated like a second-class citizen (to...

Toronto 2020 Review: NIGHT OF THE KINGS, A Young Convict Fights For His Life In This Stunning Ode To Storytelling

In ninety-three spellbinding minutes, director Philippe Lacôte takes us through centuries of magical storytelling devices in Night of the Kings, as a young convict attempts to talk his way through the night in this magnificent take on One Thousand and One...

Santiago Horror 2020: Festival Goes Virtual With World Premieres of SKY SHARKS, THE DEEP ONES And Local Film SEJI

Festival season is kind of back, for better or worse. Films are finding spots on the circuit as more festivals adopt the virtual experience where possible.    Our friends at the Santiago Horror Film Festival in Chile have announced this...

Review: RESIDUE, The Fading Light of Home & Identity

What is home? Is it the place you grew up? Where you parents reside? Just the general neighbourhood, or the whole town? What does it mean to move back again, and what differences in you as a person would make...

MONOCHROME: THE CHROMISM Trailer Bleeds Red

The eye-catching novelty of the trailer for Monochrome: The Chromism is that it's presented in black and white, but with color bleeding into the picture at specified points. Is that sufficient to sustain a narrative for its feature length? Probably...

MotelX 2020 Review: ICH-CHI, Reality Bending Mystical Horror From Indigenous Russia

A Yakut family run an isolated farm in the Republic of Sakha, the largest region in Russia, but also the most inhospitable. Tensions are on the rise when one of their sons returns home with his wife and child, begging...

SCARE ME Trailer: You Better Listen to Aya Cash Tell a Story

You had me at Aya Cash as a successful horror writer. Aya Cash starred for multiple seasons in Stephen Falk's intoxicating and infuriating anti-romantic comic series You're the Worst and has more recently shown up in the action series The...

Toronto 2020: CITY HALL Trailer, Frederick Wiseman Documents Boston Problems, Possible Solutions

The great Frederick Wiseman makes documentaries that are restful yet restless, exploring big subjects that inevitably spiral and split into absorbing moments, capturing a time and place that may never be repeated or replicated. His latest, City Hall, recently enjoyed...

Sitges 2020: Chilean Horror Anthology APPS Chosen For Festival's 'Coming Soon' Section

Some friends of ours from Chile have a new horror anthology called APPS and will be part of the Coming Soon program at Sitges.   Our friends Lucio A Rojas and Sandra Arriagada have both contributed to the projected. We...

Toronto 2020 Review: VIOLATION Powerfully Vivisects The Trauma Left By Sexual Violence

Rape revenge films are a fraught bunch, while some seem to seek only to exploit an inappropriate titillation stirred in more lascivious audiences, others take a more nuanced look into the psychology of this very specific kind of trauma. The...

Toronto 2020 Review: THE DISCIPLE, A Piercing Character Study Within the World of Hindustani Music

Indian classical music, also known as Hindustani music, is a unique cultural artifact that defies simple categorization. The sitar and tabla laden raga has a history hundreds of years old and remains an important touchstone and identifier for Indians around...

Toronto 2020 Review: NOMADLAND, The Quiet Endurance of Traveling Workers

As likely many of you, this pandemic era has me rethinking my life, what my goals are, where I want to be a year, five, ten, twenty years from now. About what is possible for me to achieve, where I...

Review: RENT-A-PAL Thrives On Dual Performances From Wil Wheaton and Brian Landis Folkins

Jon Stevenson wrote and directed the horror-thriller, starring Wil Wheaton and Brian Landis Folkins as two people who form a costly friendship.

MotelX 2020 Review: THE HISTORY OF THE OCCULT, a Race Against The Clock to Unveil an Evil Union

60 Minutes to Midnight, an investigative journalism program on television in Argentina has been cancelled. Having made their share of enemies throughout their run the program runners are about to air its last episode and plan to go out with...

Mayhem 2020: Announcing Physical Screenings of BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, PSYCHO GOREMAN And THE OAK ROOM

The international genre festival circuit has been finding ways to adapt to pandemic climate. Our friends at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, UK announced in July that they would be presenting a 'Skeleton Edition' this year.    Today the...

Fantasia 2020 Interview: Lloyd Kaufman On #SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM and Challenges of Independent Filmmaking

Even though Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Entertainment and director/star of #ShakespearesShitstorm, has a new movie to promote, his mind is always on the problems that American independent cinema has faced for years. “The independents in America don’t have any...