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Now On Blu-ray: East Asia Brings The Weirdness With SUFFERING OF NINKO, AS THE GODS WILL, and BLEEDING STEEL

A trio of recent releases provides further gives proof that East Asian filmmakers know how to get weird better than almost anyone. Find our thoughts below on the bizarre trio of director Niwatsukino Norihiro's monk-rotica Suffering of Ninko (Third Window...

Review: LIYANA, Charming and Inspiring Stories That Need to be Told

Liyana documents the inspiring story of a young girl in rural Swaziland, whose parents die from AIDS, and whose little twin brothers are stolen by child traffickers after she and her frail grandmother are assaulted and abused. Liyana must then...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: DACHRA, Dark, Atmospheric Horror From Tunisia

The North African nation of Tunisia finally makes its entrance onto the world genre film scene with Abdelhamid Bouchnak's moody chiller, Dachra. Borrowing liberally from cinematic folk horror traditions, Dachra takes on a not entirely unfamilar journey into a heart of...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch This 'Death by Hanging' Clip

The critically acclaimed and much loved South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles arrives on VOD in the US on October 23rd by way of Uncork'd Entertainment.    A new clip arrived this morning, which you will find below. The...

Toronto 2018 Review: SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN Is South Africa's Deserved Oscar Contender

With Sew The Winter To My Skin, writer director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka has quietly - the film has very sparse dialogue - yet audaciously - it also boasts some extraordinary visceral imagery - established his place among the best filmmakers...

Lund Fantastic Film Festival 2018: Lineup Includes MANDY, LUZ, NUMBER 37 And More

Just the other day I was thinking to myself, self, you have not heard from nor done an announcement for your friends at Lund FFF for a while now. What's up with that?   Then out of the blue, Screen...

MAYFAIR: Watch The Trailer For Sarah Blecher's South African Crime Drama

The current wave of high end South African films continues with Sara Blecher's crime drama Mayfair, a film that enters in to the Muslim-Indian communities of Johannesburg with a tale of conflicted loyalties and escalating violence. Computer whiz and prodigal...

Venice 2018: DACHRA Trailer Premiere, a Horror Film From Tunisia

Next Friday, September 7th, the Tunisian horror film Dachra, the debut feature by Abdelhamid Bouchnak, will have its World Premiere in Venice. We are proud to share the trailer for Bouchnak's horror film with you, one of the first ever genre...

MOTELX 2018: Complete Lineup Announced

Next week the city of Lisbon, Portugal, will embrace six whole days of genre cinema, culture and featured guests during the 12th annual MOTELX film festival.   We have already written about the first wave of titles and the nine...

Exclusive: The Red Band Trailer For FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES

The South African western Five FIngers For Marseilles rides into U.S. cinemas on September 7th. Screen Anarchy is pleased to bring your exclusive first look at the red band trailer.   We love this new take on the Western genre...

Fantasia 2018 Review: NUMBER 37, Neo-Noir Crime Thriller Raises the Stakes

Many films either overtly or covertly play homage to other films. And it certainly takes a lot of courage to make a film that is an overt homage to a film as iconic as Rear Window. But then, South African...

Fantasia 2018: All The Short Film Programs at This Year's Festival

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the final wave of feature length films at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival came the lineup of this year's short film lineup.     Hardly ever ones to let short films...

FrightFest 2018: THE RANGER Opens, CLIMAX Closes Record-Breaking 19th Edition, Full Line-Up Announced

The full line-up for Arrow Video FrightFest 2018, the 19th edition of the London-based horror extravaganza, has just been announced and it is bursting at the seams with epic fear-infused awesomeness. Jenn Wexler's post-modern punk slasher The Ranger will open...

Oak Cliff 2018 Review: I AM NOT A WITCH, A Superb Film From A Prodigious New Talent

A young girl, unremarkable in any way, is walking down a path in rural Zambia. Suddenly, a woman walking ahead of her carrying a large bucket or water falls to the ground, losing her load. As the fallen woman looks...

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018: Feature Film Lineup Announced! Live Scores, TIGERS, & BAD REPUTATION, Oh My!

The 7th annual edition of the Oak Cliff Film Festival has announced its lineup and the programming for this event continues to be some of the most adventurous and interesting of any film fests in the Southwest. Hosted at the...

Five Fingers for Marseille secures USA release!

Five Fingers for Marseilles tells the story of a group of young men who stand up to brutal police oppression in Marseilles, a town in the rugged badlands of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The film made its world premiere at...

Tribeca 2018 Preview: Ten Notable Fest Selections

The 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, running through April 29, is once again packed with films, talks, and moving image work beyond film such as VR, television, online work, and gaming events. The opening film is Lisa D'Apolito's Love,...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For The South African Western

We've written quite a lot about the Michael Matthews directed South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles in these pages as the film went on a wide spread and successful international festival run. And with the picture now gearing up...

South Africa Enters The Streaming TV Revolution With TALI'S WEDDING DIARY

The moving to streaming video services continues to have repurcussions around the globe and that shift is reaching South Africa now with upcoming comedy series Tali's Wedding Diary. The first ever original series from African streaming service Showmax, Tali's Wedding...

Crowdfund This! Help Send Kelsey Egan's THE BULL To The World!

There's a wave of talent cresting in South Africa right now and while the film may be a short what we are able to see of Kelsey Egan's The Bull already makes it clear that it'll make an out sized...