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New THE GOD OF HIGH SCHOOL Trailer: Keep Fighting, Kids

Should we really be encouraging kids to fight each other? To be fair, the upcoming anime series The God of High School is not encouraging random, violent beatdowns among adolescents, but participation in an official martial arts tournament. We see...

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Announces Projects For NAFF Project Market

I do love me a good co-production market. Not being able to attend one in the last year and a half, and seeing the challenges facing the global filmmaking community these first few months of the longest January on record,...

Japan Cuts 2020: Festival Going Virtual, SPECIAL ACTORS Opening

Film festivals large and small have been faced with the same challenge in this, the year of the pandemic: delay, cancel, or go virtual? Based in New York City, and beloved home to North America's largest annual program of contemporary...

Friday One Sheet: A Tale Of Two Tableaux - LUCKY GRANDMA and SHIRLEY

Two women, of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and different time periods, in New York, form a tidy lesson in tableau poster design.  The first, coming at you with bold yellow typesetting, is Lucky Grandma, where "an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma...

Review: MONSTRUM, Very Silly, Very Gory, Fun Action Movie

Several entries were added to the sub-sub-genre of Korean history-slash-horror films in 2018 (and there's even a Korean historical zombie series, Kingdom, on Netflix). The Imagine Film Festival showed one of these early in 2019: Korean director Huh Jong-ho's historical...

Now on VOD: Bernard Rose's SAMURAI MARATHON Gets Breathless

The title, the trailer, and the tone set me on guard to anticipate a heavy-weight drama, especially when it's noted that Bernard Rose (Candyman) directed. Yet it still left me wondering: Samurai Marathon? Does that mean the film, newly available...

HONEST CANDIDATE Trailer: Lying Politician Starts Telling Funny Truths

What if Jim Carrey ran for political office in Liar, Liar? Back in 1997, the broad comedy wondered what would happen if a lying lawyer had to tell the truth for 24 hours. The upcoming Honest Candidate wonders what would...

Udine 2020: Far East Film Festival Moves Online for 22nd Edition

Following the lead of numerous international events around the world, the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy has formally announced that this year’s event will be a solely online affair, due to the lingering global impact of the Covid-19...

Hope for the Future: INUYASHA To Become YASHAHIME: PRINCESS HALF-DEMON

First published in 1996, Rumiko Takahashi's manga series Inuyasha follows a modern-day schoolgirl who is transported back in time to the Middle Ages (the Sengoku period), where she teams up with a half-dog/demon and enjoys many thrilling adventures. The manga...

Trailer: All Hell Is Breaking Loose In Netflix's Horror Series BETAAL, Coming May 24th

It's an exciting time for OTT originals in India. Netflix has invested heavily in the Indian market, with numerous series and original features racking up millions of views over the last few years. The latest announcement from the streaming giant...

Spring 2020: Crunchyroll Premieres English Dubs for Current Anime Season

Just as much as any other entertainment property, the Spring 2020 Anime Season has been deeply affected by the worldwide pandemic. Streaming service Crunchyroll has been tracking all the anime shows, movies, and conventions that have been impacted, and it's...

BETTER DAYS Wins 8 Hong Kong Film Awards

Exposing "the dark world of bullying and societal pressures of achievement facing today's youth," Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang's Better Days won eight Hong Kong Film Awards, per Variety. The romantic crime drama snagged prizes that included best film, best director, best...

Review: THE BRAVEST, Chinese Firefighters Arrayed Against a Ferocious Foe

Tony Chan directs the Mainland Chinese production, inspired by a real-life disaster.

Now Streaming: DRIFTING DRAGONS, Sailing the Sky in Search of Adventures

The anime series adaptation from Polygon Pictures, now streaming on Netflix, floats on a strong current of likable characters and swirling action.

Book Review: BEYOND EMPOWERTAINMENT, Following the Footsteps of Feminist Horror

Women characters have always been at the heart of horror films, though arguably not always for the best reason (as Argento said, people love to see beautiful women getting killed). But there's been a shift in recent years; rather than...

Friday One Sheet: In PAATAL LOK, The Media Is Just Another Weapon

In limited Prime series Paatal Lok, which combines intense crime drama with media muck-raking, the key art brings the weapons and the eyeballs. Design house, Rubarb, who frequently work with the streaming giants (e.g. Netflix's Narcos and Le Casa De Papel...

DIARY OF OUR DAYS AT THE BREAKWATER Trailer: Catch It, Ya Eat It

We've made it to Friday! In times past, Friday has signaled the end of the working week for many of us, a day when we finish up our business before relaxing over the weekend, perhaps devoting our waking attention to...

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD: Coming to DVD And DVD/Blu-ray SteelBook on June 2nd

One Cut of the Dead is hands down one of ScreenAnarchy's favorite films in recent memory. The riotously funny horror comedy from Shin'ichirô Ueda has pretty much captured everyone's hearts since its debut back in early 2018. From there it...

Shudder's May Lineup Led by Z, MONSTRUM, BLOOD MACHINES and CONFESSIONAL

  Okay. Technically, tomorrow is the beginning of May. We know it doesn't feel like it. What with 2020 being the longest January on record getting through the days, weeks and months has been a challenge. Fortunately the good...

THE BRIDGE CURSE Trailer: Never Turn Your Head on the Stairs

As if I needed yet another strong reason to stay home, the fresh new The Bridge Curse trailer gives ample evidence that going outdoors can be bad for your health. Directed by Lester Shih, the Taiwanese horror mystery follows "a...