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Review: THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION Signals the Arrival of a Major New Voice in Cinema

Directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, gorgeously shot in full frame by Pierre de Villiers, and enhanced by a captivating score by Berlin-based electronic composer Miyashita Yu, the film is a highly visual, aural experience that charts a new frontier in its cinematic language.

SXSW 2021 Review: GAIA, Mother Earth Will Have Her Revenge In This South African Eco-Horror

A forest ranger plunges deep into the jungle on a routine observation mission and finds herself face to face with a pair of unkempt survivalists teetering on what seems to be the edge of paranoid madness in South African director...

Blu-ray Review: Djibril Diop Mambéty's Formative TOUKI BOUKI from Criterion

Sengelase filmmaking comes through with a one-two punch in back-to-back Blu-rays.

Blu-ray Review: MANDABI, Follow the Money (Order) in Criterion's Release

Following 'Black Girl', a new restoration of Ousmane Sembène's sophomore feature arrives this week.

SXSW 2021 Trailer: XYZ Films to Handle International Sales For South African Midnighter GAIA

XYZ Films have had a long standing relationship with the filmmaking community in South Africa. So this is of little surprise, that Deadline has reported that they've boarded international sales for Jaco Bouwer's fantasy horror Gaia.    The film follows...

Coming Soon on Criterion: CÉLINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, and More Good Things

'Secrets & Lies,' 'Touka bouki' and 'World of Wong Kar Wai' are also heading our way in March 2021.

New York African Film Festival 2020 Goes Virtual, December 2-6

Celebrating its 30th year, New York African Film Festival this year, during COVID shutdown, is running online December 2-6. Under the banner "Streaming Rivers: The Past into the Present", it spotlights films from two nations - Nigeria and Sudan. It...

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...

Fantasia 2020 Review: FRIED BARRY, A Deep-Fried Stick of Sizzling Bloody Dynamite

My fok, Marelize! What a weird, wild, and wonderful road-trip through the psycho-delic-gorgiastic-extra-terror-restrial-killer-eidoscope of Fried Barry's human reconditioning. And if that motley and manic description doesn't pique your cinesense, then this film may not be to your tastes. It's an...

Grimmfest 2020: First Wave For This Year's Online Event in October

Festivals in the latter half of 2020 have had the benefit of watching the circuit respond to the current health crisis and make decisions for their own festivals from there. At this midway point a few that are going ahead...

Fantasia 2020: FRIED BARRY Gets Freaky Trailer

Described as "an absolute first in the history of South African cinema - and perhaps in humankind itself!", Ryan Kruger's Fried Barry will enjoy its Canadian premiere at the upcoming Fantasia 2020, which will be a "virtual event accessible to...

Arrow Video Shows Us The Way This September With Fukasaku, Miike, MALLRATS, Llansó, and IVANSXTC

September will be another banner month for Arrow Video! This fall sees a 25th anniversary edition of Kevin Smith's slacker classic, Mallrats (US/CAN), a box set of both Fukasaku Kinji and Takashi Miike's versions of Graveyard of Honor (US/CAN/UK), a...

Now On Demand: CRAZY WORLD, Best Movie Ever

On impulse, I responded to an email about a movie from Africa. It's the best US$2.99 that I've spent all month. The email came from Alamo On Demand and the film is Crazy World, which our own Andrew Mack wrote...

Exclusive Trailer: JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY Leads Arrow Video Channel June Additions

We've got your first look at the Arrow Video Channel's June additions to their streaming services in the US & UK, and cult film fans are in for a treat! First up is a Miguel  Llansó's (Crumbs) second feature, the...

HEKS: Watch The Trailer For Reine Swart's South African Horror

South African actress turned director Reine Swart makes her feature directorial debut with upcoming horror film Heks. With a story tapping in to black magic a first trailer has just arrived as the film comes to the end of post...

Review: A WHITE, WHITE DAY, Time Exposes Terrifying Wounds

Icelandic film has a reputation of setting tones similar to the country's landscape: sparse in character, frequently cold, often impenetrable and inscrutible, but with seething passion and rage beneath its ice. Maybe this is why their thrillers and family dramas...

Miami 2020 Review: ARAB BLUES, Cultures Clash in Modern Tunisia

For many first-generation immigrants, or those taken to another country at a young age, the place they could call 'home' is often difficult (not least if you're a person of colour raised in a predominantly white culture). Do you continue...

Boston Underground 2020: 22nd Annual Festival Features SAINT MAUD, DEERSKIN, JUMBO And More...

The Boston Underground is an institution of genre goodness in The People's Republic of Cambridge. Now in it's twenty second year BUFF prepares to bring another lineup brimming with hits and delights.      There are a few favorites in...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Ten Films of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, ScreenAnarchy’s global team of critics and cineastes weighs in with our favourite cinematic offerings from the past 12 months, which saw Netflix lead the charge for cementing the legitimacy of the streaming platforms, while...

Review: THE TOKOLOSHE, South African Monster Haunts the Lonely

I'm fascinated by other cultures' mythologies of monsters: the boogeymen, the witches, demons of the air and sea, whatever lurks in the closets or under the beds or in the forests and byways to haunt and harm. According to the...