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Review: PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, Bracing, Timely, Jolting Critique

Carey Mulligan stars in a sharp-edged crime comedy, written and directed by Emerald Fennell.

MotelX 2020: Lisbon Genre Festival Lineup Includes LA LLORONA, THE RENTAL And HOST

Last month we shared the hopeful news that our friends at MotelX, the kick-ass genre film festival in Lisbon, Portugal, were prepping a live edition of their next festival. With some changes to their format and an extra couple days...

Review: THE RENTAL, You May Want to Choose the Early Check-out

Anyone who’s ever rented a house or signed up for Airbnb lodgings in a remote corner of the world may have felt uncertainty sneak up. Naggingly, your mind begins to wonder: What if it’s all too good to be true?...

THE RENTAL Trailer: This Will Never Be Over

Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Jeremy Allen White, and Sheila Vand star in Dave Franco's feature directorial debut.

THE RENTAL: 16 Seconds to Tease a Great Location

To be frank, I am not, in general, a fan of brief videos that tease longer videos, yet I must admit that, nonetheless, the brief video for The Rental intrigues me, despite myself. The 16-second video showcases nothing, really, except...

Sundance 2020 Review: HORSE GIRL Gives Alison Brie the Role of Her Career

Actress and co-writer Alison Brie combines forces with director and co-writer Jeff Baena for a consistently intriguing, occasionally brilliant, black comedy

Notes on Streaming: A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL Simmers, G.L.O.W. Burns Bright

The most frequent complaint about Netflix is that their flood of new series all have too many episodes that are all too long. Here is my two-pronged solution: (1) try another streaming service; (2) watch shorter shows with fewer episodes....

Review: THE DISASTER ARTIST Digs Deep, Dreams Big

I think we were all pretty skeptical upon hearing the announcement that James Franco would be bringing the story of the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room to the big screen over three years ago; at least those of us...

THE DISASTER ARTIST Teaser: James Franco and Seth Rogen Each Have Their Challenges

In a new teaser for The Disaster Artist, James Franco tries to act and Seth Rogen tries to direct. But it's not going very well. The film explores the making of Tommy Wiseau's legendarily awful The Room, which is what...

Notes on Streaming: GLOW, Wonder Women of the 1980s

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but desperation was the father of women's wrestling in the 1980s. Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, GLOW is a fictionalized version of how the real-life Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling came into...

Review: GET HARD, Two Men, Two Races, One Joke

Less a movie than a set-up for a haggard series of intended comedy blackouts, the new film Get Hard relies far too heavily on the well-established screen personas of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart to be successful on its own...

SXSW 2015 Interview: Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Teach Us How To GET HARD

Getting hard is not an easy process. There are many painstaking steps one must go through to achieve this deity-like way of life. Luckily for me and whoever reads this article, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart tell us the...

COMMUNITY Season 6 Starts March 17 On Yahoo

Yahoo announced today during their Television Critics Association press session that the sixth season of the much-beloved, already-cancelled and obviously resurrected Community would begin streaming on Yahoo Screen March 17. They will start with two episodes and from there on...

J Hurtado's Top 10 Movie Memories Of 2014

Here we go again!My standard admonition about my own lists is that these are, in no way AT ALL, the best movies of the year. They are the ones that gave me the biggest thrills, made me think, made me...

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Tops Online Film Critics Awards

Wes Anderson's rip-roaring love letter to Lubitsch and Hitchcock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, topped this year's Online Film Critics Society Awards, which counts a number of ScreenAnarchy contributors amongst its global membership. The film won awards for Best Picture, Best...

Destroy All Monsters: Girls and LEGO

Major spoilers for The LEGO Movie follow. If you don't want to read about the ending, bookmark for later! So girls can't play with LEGO? That's the takeaway from The LEGO Movie, a takeaway which I thought was just a...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks THE LEGO MOVIE and THE MONUMENTS MEN

Sure, it's a film about building blocks, but The LEGO Movie proves to have all the right pieces. It's a tonne of fun, and easily one of the best films of 2014.Also chatted about the disappointing The Monuments Men, a...

Review: THE LEGO MOVIE Is Brickin' Fantastic

Let's not bury the lede: The LEGO Movie, even this early into the season, is the best animated film of the year. I mean, sure, it's only February, but this is one of the funniest, most clever animated films in years. Not...

It's A Slow Build: First Full Trailer For THE LEGO MOVIE

The film's still months away, but it seems I'm already running out of decent Brick-themed puns. Still, this first full trailer show that the clear nod to many Warner properties (including the obvious ones like Batman and Superman, and even...

THE LEGO MOVIE Trailer Will Make You Shit Bricks

Out of all the movie trailers that leave me hyperventilating with excitement, from stunning teases of Scorsese or Coen Brothers films to crazy/awesome looking Polish semi-documentaries, you might be surprised that a little film coming out in 2014 from Warner might...