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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...

BAMcinemaFest 2019 Dispatch: Three Intimate Visions

The 11th edition of BAMcinemaFest, which conluded over the weekend, showcased as always some of the most innovative and provocative work being done in current American independent cinema. This year's festival put a particular emphasis on highlighting communities and experiences...

Friday One Sheet: IN FABRIC Catalogue Quad

With its faded early 1970s colours, and torn pages, the Quad-Style poster for Peter Strickland's In Fabric is on brand. The film itself has vast, deep elements of catalogue page fetishization, layout, and advertisement of a bygone era of British...

Friday One Sheet: STARFISH

The 'grain' on this third piece of key art for A.T. White's Starfish (the other two are also great) resides somewhere in the space between digital noise, and oil canvas texture. This is apt for a film that bills itself...

Notes on Streaming: MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND Unsettles With Disturbing, Quiet Force

Plus: 'Gentleman Jack' and 'Cobra Kai' meet expectations.

Udine 2019: 11 Films Not to be Missed at the 21st Far East Film Festival

Tomorrow sees the Far East Film Festival kick off its 21st edition in Udine, Italy, with an unprecedented celebration of Asian cinema the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else in Europe.    An intoxicating blend of East and...

Art of the Real: A Celebration of Non-Narrative Filmmaking

As an adventurous spectator of cinema who writes about films and is very much interested in where cinema is headed as an art form, I can say that Art of the Real, a film series that showcases innovative, daring, non-narrative...

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.

CineCina 2019 Fest Dispatch: A New Fest Brings Chinese-language Indies to NYC

The inaugural CineCina Film Festival, screening at SVA Theatre and Peter Norton Symphony Space through April 19, brings an impressive slate on recent Chinese-language independent films, both narrative and documentary, from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Also included is a...

Notes on Streaming: HANNA Shoots to Kill, British TRAITORS Intrigues

Also: Watch 'King Cohen' on Shudder, plus three more Larry Cohen films.

Notes on Streaming: Shudder's CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE, Taiwan's GREEN DOOR

Plus: Japan's 'My Husband Won't Fit.'

70s Rewind: HESTER STREET, Where Russian Immigrants Are People, Too

In Joan Micklin Silver's feature debut, a Russian Jew learns all about America.

Friday One Sheet: FINGERS

Eschewing the usual 'Indie Yellow,' the key art for Juan Ortiz's crime comedy, Fingers, comes as a hand-drawn (ahem, sorry) collage on a palm with partially and fully severed digits, framed in water-stained pink. Artist and designer Emily J. Moore,...

Notes on Streaming: TRIPLE FRONTIER, LOVE DEATH & ROBOTS

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

Friday One Sheet: GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR

Evoking the middle space between Darren Aronofsky's mother! poster, and the Russell Mills' Downward Spiral art from Nine Inch Nails' iconic 1994 album, the one-sheet for SXSW debuting Girl On The Third Floor is eye catching to say the least....

Notes on Streaming: Gregg Araki's NOW APOCALYPSE, Singapore's GRISSE, Turkey's IMMORTALS

We've got it all: young people, historical action, and Turkish vampires.

Genre Streaming Picks: INTO THE DARK: TREEHOUSE, Xavier Gens' BUDAPEST

Plus: 'A Boy and His Dog' arrives on Shudder.

Friday One Sheet: TEEN SPIRIT

Even after the Pink Explosion of Key Art in 2017, I still find the colour endearing in all its forms in movie poster design. Case in point is the one sheet for Max Minghella's Teen Spirit, which features a fuchsia...

Notes on Streaming: Electrifying HORROR NOIRE, Problematic WHITE DRAGON

Also: 'Chungking Express' on the new Criterion Channel.

Notes on Streaming: RUSSIAN DOLL Rocks

Also: Daniel Stamm's 'Into the Dark: Down,' Jonas Åkerlund's 'Polar.'