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Friday One Sheet: JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY

This striking poster is for Ethiopian avant garde science fiction satire (or farce) Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway, which is the follow-up feature to equally strange, but more subdued Tarkovsky-Jodorowski inspired Crumbs (2015). Taken from a still from...

Japan Cuts 2019 Preview: Dance the Summer Away With Great New Films

"New York, New York, a helluva town!" So declare the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, in On the Town (1944), and it applies equally well today to the city that will host...

Friday One Sheet: ECHO IN THE CANYON Recalls Jack Davis

By a strange co-incidence, this Jack Davis inspired key art appeared for Andrew Slater's documentary on the Laurel Canyon folk music of the 1960s, Echo in the Canyon, debuted almost exactly the same time that the iconic Mad Magazine issued...

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...

Notes on Streaming: 7SEEDS From Japan Asks, What Price Survival?

The anime series sets up a daunting task for survivors.

Friday One Sheet: SPIRITED AWAY in China

In light of most of Canada being on holiday this weekend, and America to follow shortly thereafter, today's column will be about a Chinese release of a Japanese film.  Nearly 20 years after its original release in Japan and to...

New York Asian 2019 Preview: 10 Films to See

Film at Lincoln Center and the New York Asian Film Foundation present the 18th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which runs from Friday, June 28 through July 14, 2019. This year's program features another extensive survey...

Notes on Streaming: TRIPLE THREAT, Now Killing People on Netflix

Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Michael Jai White and Scott Adkins star in director Jesse V. Johnson's latest action extravaganza.

BiFan 2019: 10 Films You Should Check Out at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Asia's top genre celebration is almost upon us, and as we pack our bags for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), we've prepared a few titles to look out for in this year's vast program. Between our recent festival...

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: MIDSOMMAR Has Lost Its Head

I am revisiting Midsommar's marketing excellent campaign again, to attempt to understand what is going on with the latest poster. Is the central figure here bowing their head? Is their 'head' supposed to be the runes marked on the stone?...

Edinburgh 2019 Preview: 10 To Watch At The World's Longest Running Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival kicked off last night with director Ninian Doff bringing the blackly comic Boyz in the Hood back to his home city for its European Premiere (you can watch a clip for the film here). The festival,...

Friday One Sheet: WONDER WOMAN 1984

Call it the Guardians Of The Galaxy Effect. When Marvel Studios took the chance on adapting 'the oddballs save the universe to the sounds of a rockin' mix tape', with a big budget and a lot of humour, they went...

Preview: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2019

Film at Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà present the 19th edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, which will unfold from June 6-12. These new crop of films reflects diverse issues facing the country, embroiled in social and political...

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: THE NIGHTINGALE

The key art for Jennifer Kent's follow-up to the instant cult-classic (and eventually gay icon) The Babadook, takes a page from Joachim Trier's domestic drama slash supernatural coming of age story, Thelma. I am not sure if there will be...

Notes on Streaming: REVISIONS From Japan, THE DEFECTED From Hong Kong

Plus: Action-comedy 'The Man Who Feels No Pain' arrives from India.

Notes on Streaming: A HOME WITH A VIEW Embraces Hong Kong, THE WANDERING EARTH Arrives From China

Plus: South Korea's 'Abyss' follows resurrected dead people investigating a serial-killer mystery.

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...

Preview: Panorama Europe 2019 at MoMI

Museum of Moving Image (MoMI) hosts the 11th edition of Panorama Europe, showcasing the current crop of the best European films, including both narrative and documentary works. The series presents a portrait of contemporary Europe during a period of tremendous...