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An American Film Geek's Top Ten of 2017

What an embarrassment. An embarrassment of riches, that is. 2017 had so many excellent, top-tier, wonderful, provocative, enjoyable films, that any given critic's list can't help but be embarrassing for what's not able to be included. I've seen no shortage...

ScreenAnarchy's Favourite Films of 2017

Another year over, and what an annus horribilis it proved to be in so many ways. But away from the political atrocities that took place in pretty much every country you care to mention, and the sexual harassment scandals that...

Review: A GHOST STORY Offers Top-Tier Existential Horror

A definite highlight of the year, David Lowery's new film grips you completely as it explores fresh ground in how it tackles mourning and losing a loved one.

Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Lonergan's Latest is Earnest if Predictable

The structural adventurousness of Kenneth Lonergan's film about an emotionally numb man learning to open his heart to others again is admirable. But we're too busy wading through the narrative thickets to entirely access the raw beating heart at its core.

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...

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Trailer Rides Wave of Critical Praise

Emerging out of Sundance early this year as a critical favorite, Manchester by the Sea follows Casey Affleck, who finds himself the unexpected guardian of his teenage nephew. The first trailer leans heavily on the critical praise, which makes it...

AnarchyVision: Sundance 2016 - THE BIRTH OF A NATION, SWISS ARMY MAN, OPERATION AVALANCHE, And More

A few days after the end of the Sundance Film Festival, but here at last are the latest ScreenAnarchyvision posts, talking Swiss Army Man, Operation Avalanche, Manchester By the Sea, Birth Of A Nation and more....

John Hillcoat Packs A Ton Of Names And Even More Firepower Into The Trailer For TRIPLE 9

We've been enormous fans of The Proposition and The Road director John Hillcoat and judging by the sheer volume of high end talent starring in his upcoming heist thriller Triple 9, we're not the only ones. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck,...

Review: OUT OF THE FURNACE And Into The Fire

"When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose..."   A reference to that famous line from "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan might seemingly be more at home in a review of Inside Llewyn Davis, the early...

Review: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, A Moody Tale Shrouded In Broken Americana

As someone who spends a good portion of his days talking and writing about cinema, there comes an interesting moment when certain difficulties as to how to communicate rear their ugly head in either form of discourse. Sometimes it is...

Hey LA! Go See AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS Early, Courtesy of ScreenAnarchy

You read that right! IFC Films is hosting a special screening of Sundance hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints next week in Beverly Hills -- and ScreenAnarchy has got a handful of tickets for our readers. You want a pair?...

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS Sure Is Pretty, But It Ain't Quite Divine

As someone who spends a good portion of his days talking and writing about cinema, there comes an interesting moment when certain difficulties as to how to communicate rear their ugly head in either form of discourse. Sometimes it is...

Cannes 2013: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS Leads Critics' Week Sidebar

With much speculation that David Lowery's Sundance crimer Ain't Them Bodies Saints would sneak into a top spot at Cannes, there were a few raised eyebrows when the film was absent from the announcement last week. Never fear Riveiera-goers,...

Pegg, Frost, and Ayoade Among Voice Cast Of THE BOXTROLLS From PARANORMAN Creators

Laika and Focus Features, the studios that brought animated standouts Coraline and ParaNorman into being, are at it again. This time they are teaming up to adapt Here Be Monsters!, a young readers fantasy novel written and illustrated by Alan Snow,...

Watch PARANORMAN Directors' Lengthy Fantasia Q&A

Montreal's Fantasia Festival was proud to bring ParaNorman to a rabid audience in Montreal and it would appear that the creators were rather pleased about the scenario as well. Directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell were both on hand in...

Hollywood Grind: PARANORMAN Blazes a Stop-Motion Indie Trail

ParaNorman, which opens wide today across the U.S. and Canada, is an original, handmade film produced by Laika, an independent animation studio located near Portland, Oregon. As I wrote in my review, it's "a terrific, ghoulish, comic thriller that cheerfully...

Review: PARANORMAN, a Terrific, Ghoulish, Comic Thriller

Quickly moving beyond its opening 'Grindhouse for Horror Kids' vibe, ParaNorman becomes much more -- a terrific, ghoulish, comic thriller that cheerfully wears its bloody heart on its sleeve. Norman Babcock sees dead people; he is surrounded by ghostly apparitions...

PARANORMAN's Zombies Head To The Olympics!

A round of applause for Laika, please, who have just released what will probably be the best piece of Olympic tie in marketing that will be seen during these games. It seems that zombies like a good bit of athletic...

Second Trailer For Laika's PARANORMAN

New to the second trailer for Laika's stop motion animated feature Paranorman: Talking. And also lots of new footage.The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated "Coraline."...

Blu-Ray Review: What's TOWER HEIST Got To Say About Being Poor In America?

I keep wanting to approach Tower Heist as some kind of "problem movie" for what it does or does not say about (working) poverty in America, the global financial crisis, or even two men on opposites sides of the ever-widening...