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Review: SHARP OBJECTS Begins Its Incision

With a series that practically bills itself as being chock full of surprises, probably the least surprising thing one can say is that Amy Adams, who is pretty much great in everything, is also great in Sharp Objects. In fact,...

Zach's Top Five Top Five Screen Classics of 2016

Did anyone else feel a little bit like Christine Chubbuck by the end of the year? I mean, in general and not in regards to what Chubbuck chose to do shortly after the still frame below. Speaking honestly, I do...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year, 23 Screen Anarchists from 11 countries around the globe shared with us 129 films for consideration in our collective top ten movies of 2016. Our criteria was simple: an individual contributor could include a film on their ballot...

Destroy All Monsters: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Is Sadly On-Point For Women In Hollywood

We might call Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals divisive, except I'm unsure who exactly it has successfully divided; one half of film Twitter from the other, I suppose. The film is intentionally noxious, centered as it is around a vulgar potboiler...

Review: In NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Bad Things Happen

For the engaged cinephile, right from the opening credit sequence of Nocturnal Animals, there will be a sense of confidence that things here are in good hands. Hyper-glossy and daringly uncommercial in the same breath, it puts some fine Lynchian...

Destroy All Monsters: The Tyranny of Straight Lines in ARRIVAL

Spoilers for Arrival, even if (on one level) Arrival makes a pretty compelling argument that spoilers do not matter. Everything is at right angles in Arrival, which is one of the strategies the film uses to disorient and disrupt its...

Review: ARRIVAL Tackles Big Ideas With Pure Elegance

They should have sent a poet. The imagining of humankind's first contact with alien lifeforms is territory well-mined in popular fiction and probably best executed in Robert Zemeckis's wonderful 1997 film Contact. With such great works in the past, is...

AnarchyVision: Toronto 2016 Highlights

Some of the main hits from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), showcasing some of the highlights of this year's fest, including La La Land,  Arrival, Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea and more, are covered in the watch, which...

Toronto 2016 Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Rends With Savage Grace

If you are an honorable cinephile, right from the opening credit sequence of Nocturnal Animals, you will know you are in good hands. Hyper-glossy and daringly uncommercial in the same breath, it puts some fine Lynchian bonafides on the table...

Toronto 2016 Review: ARRIVAL Delivers Complex Ideas in an Exquisite Package

They should have sent a poet. The imagining of humankind's first contact with alien lifeforms is territory well-mined in popular fiction and probably best executed in Robert Zemeckis's wonderful 1997 film Contact. With such great works in the past, is...

Villeneuve's ARRIVAL Teaser Arrives

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has all the critical acclaim any director could ever hope for and with Blade Runner 2 up on his docket next he's poised to make the leap in to mainstream success in by far the biggest...

Review: BIG EYES Goes Bleary In Spite Of Itself

You think you know a guy... For the whole of his directorial career, former animator Tim Burton has drawn an image of himself as Hollywood's foremost misunderstood weirdo. In a supposedly creative business and culture dominated by more-of-the-same, he was...

Amy Adams Going Alien With Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams, who gained experience dealing with aliens in Man of Steel, is in early talks to star in the science-fiction thriller Story of Your Life, to be directed by Denis Villenueve. According to Deadline, Adams would play an "expert linguist...

Golden Globes 2014: The Complete List Of Winners, Including 12 YEARS A SLAVE, AMERICAN HUSTLE, And BREAKING BAD

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave is the year's best drama picture and Alfonso CuarĂ³n the best director (for Gravity), according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. David O. Russell's American Hustle won big this year at the Golden Globes...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks LLEWYN, FROZEN And HUSTLE/WOLF, Again

Well, with most holidays wrapping up, there are still a slew of movies in theatres definitely deserving of your time. Several (especially Inside Llewyn Davis and American Hustle) are exactly the kind of films that deserve another look given their narrative...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ANCHORMAN 2, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS and AMERICAN HUSTLE

We're a bit late getting this up, as for this week's segment we needed to overcome freezing temperatures and a city-wide blackout. The studio was running on emergency power, but you wouldn't know it from the camera's point of view!Still...

Review: Spike Jonze's HER Is The New Anthem For The Millennial Generation

It's hard to believe that Her is only Spike Jonze's fourth feature film, since he has been in our pop-culture consciousness for a long time. With his innovative music videos and films, he's always been creating worlds that are both...

Dallas Critics Name 12 YEARS A SLAVE As Best Of 2013

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I am a proud member, has selected Steve McQueen's searing drama 12 Years A Slave as the best film of 2013. Matthew McConaughey was named Best Actor for his performance in Dallas...

Review: AMERICAN HUSTLE Offers Laughs, Lies, And Toupees

There is indeed something uniquely American about American Hustle, a loosely fact-based comic drama about chicanery, ambition, corruption, government bureaucracy, and good old-fashioned greed. Nearly everyone in it, from the self-admitted con men to the supposedly upright FBI agents, is...

Spike Jonze's HER Gets A New, Romantic, Haunting Trailer

A new trailer for Spike Jonze's Her captures some of the film's magic without ruining any of the hidden treats. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a lonely soul who is still getting over the dissolution of his marriage to Rooney Mara....