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JFF Australia 2020: Film Festival Goes Free, Online And Through Time

From time travel tales to enchanting animated adventure, the Japanese Film Festival returns 4th – 13th December with JFF Plus: Online Festival, a free streamed event that features a thoughtful curated program of Japanese cinema through the years. The 2020...

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...

Friday One Sheet: TREMORS

As Netflix, Prime, and Hulu plug up the streaming services with what (cynically) feels like A.I. generated 'Holiday Movie' content, the accompanying generic and cluttered Key Art to splash up on smart phone streaming apps seems to be the predominant poster...

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Exclusive Clip: Give Your Mother a Kiss

We are rather thrilled that Matthew Rankin's debut feature film The Twentieth Century finally arrives in Virtual Cinemas tomorrow thanks to the fine folks at Oscilloscope Laboratories. You might say that its a sliver of Canadian pride breaking through our...

Blu-ray Review: RELIC Uses Horror Metaphors Masterfully

I've said it before and I'll say it again: horror works best as metaphor. When examining societal, personal, or political issues (or a heady combination of all three, mmm delicious), the horror genre is like no other. Sci-fi comes close,...

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: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, When There's TMI About Weird Canadian Politics, and We Love It

Matthew Rankin shows just how batsh*t crazy Canadian history can be

SLATE: Swords Fly in Trailer For Korean Fantasy Action Comedy

A bit of catching up here. Korean fantasy action comedy Slate, the sophomore feature from director Jo Bareun, just had its world permiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The festival had been running this trailer from September and we've...

NIGHTMARE SYMPHONY: New Poster For Homage to Fulci's NIGHTMARE CONCERT

TetroVideo is releasing Nightmare Symphony, a new film from Italian filmmaker Domiziano Cristopharo and homage to Lucio Fulci's 1990 film Nightmare Concert/A Cat in the Brain. They recently released a new poster for the film, which you can see to...

MONSTRUM Giveaway: Win a Copy of The Korean Action Thriller

RLJE Films is releasing the Korean action thriller from Jong-ho Huh, Monstrum on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, November 17th. Screen Anarchy has two (2) copies of the flick on DVD to give away to our readers. More...

TRAIL OF ASHES: Exclusive Look at Trailer For Arturo Lizardi's Debut Thriller

Here's an interesting one. Arturo Lizardi's debut feature film, a Puerto Rican period thriller called Trail of Ashes, has been picked up by Gravitas Ventures.    Screen Anarchy has been asked to debut the trailer. Looks pretty good, proving Puerto...

LAST THREE DAYS: Watch This Stunts And Action Featurette For The Sci-fi Thriller

We're going to play our 'better late than never' card here. Brian Ulrich's feature film debut Last Three Days opened on Friday, released by Gravitas Features.    Jack is a police officer with a marriage on the rocks working undercover...

SPUTNIK, COME TRUE, THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN Win at Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

The sun keeps rising and setting, the earth keeps moving, and film festivals are still happening. They might be partially or fully online, but most of us (and given accessibility, more of us) have been able to still enjoy seeing...

Los Cabos 2020: Guide To The After Dark Section

The Los Cabos International Film Festival kicked off its 2020 edition last Wednesday, November 11th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the prestigious Mexican festival decided to bet on an entirely virtual format, with no cost. As genre cinema aficionados, we...

Review: FIREBALL: VISITORS FROM DARKER WORLDS is a Wonder to Behold

Funny and suprisingly hopeful in these dark times, Fireball is, in essense, the amalgamation of what Herzog has been doing throughout his illustrious career: it tries to awaken that sense of awe, sense of wonder in us audiences.

Friday One Sheet: GIRL

There is a surprising amount to unpack given the simplicity of this grainy, high-contrast poster for Chad Faust's revenge mystery, Girl. The design immediate recalls brutally stark European arthouse pictures. At the same time it has a 'controversial' Disney channel...

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...

Review: SAINT FRANCES, A Bittersweet Summer of Wit and Heart

I've long held a pet theory that one of the reasons women (often) aren't fully prepared for menstruation, pregancy, childbirth, and the postpartum time, is because of how messy it is. If we knew (at least about the childbearing and...

FIREBALL: VISITORS FROM DARKER WORLDS, Science and Sense of Awe: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Interview

"I wouldn't have made a single film without a sense of awe. I wouldn't have made a single story without sense of deep excitement. That's culture - a collective agitation of mind. It's the core of what culture is. A cow in the field doesn't have that. And we have it."