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Friday One Sheet: SHE DIES TOMORROW

The genre sales and distribution companies, such as XYZ and here, Neon, have been favouring bold (and surreal) pink and blue in their posters as of late, and there is still much water (and glitter) in the well. Take, for...

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead On ALEX OF VENICE, Her Admiration For Indie Film, And More

I really admire Mary Elizabeth Winstead's career choices. She started out as a Scream Queen and then dabbled with big, bad studio movies. Lately her focus has been on roles in smaller films that really make an impact. Winstead still...

SXSW 2015 Interview: David Gordon Green Talks MANGLEHORN And Casting Polar Opposites Al Pacino And Harmony Korine

If you are reading ScreenAnarchy, hopefully King David Gordon Green's career isn't unfamiliar territory. If it's your first stop here, I'll catch you up to speed: He first burst on the film scene in 2000 with George Washington, which is...

SXSW 2015: ScreenAnarchy Raises The Curtain With 12 Must-See Picks

Austin, Texas will become the center of the U.S. independent film world tomorrow, as the 2015 edition of South By Southwest will kick off with multiple screenings at a variety of venues in the hilly college town. This year, our ScreenAnarchy...

Review: FRANCES HA, Adrift In The Big City, Colorful Self-Deception Intact

Noah Baumbach has been a polarizing filmmaker since he burst onto the scene with his first high-profile feature, 2005's The Squid and the Whale. Aside from launching Jesse Eisenberg's career, that effort also familiarized the film world with Baumbach's quirky...

Interview: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris Talk RUBY SPARKS, Coming Out of Hiding, and a Magic Typewriter

[Thanks to James Wallace for this interview.] Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan are a bit of an indie darling power couple, having both starred in their fair share of festival favorites and award winners. Directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie...

NY/LA Opening: RUBY SPARKS and a Chemical Reaction

Opening in New York and Los Angeles today, Ruby Sparks is the long-awaited second feature film from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris. Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan star as a novelist and his muse, respectively; Kazan wrote the script....

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: RUBY SPARKS Sings of Honest Chemistry

There's no shortage of movies exploring the minefields of love and relationships. With the abundance of schlocky Hollywood romances, the presence of honest connections on the big screen is too often undervalued. When a film is able to capture those...

K. Bellette's Devil review

M.Night's reputation as of late has been ruined with the slew of mediocre to awful films he has been releasing after his more interesting days of Unbreakable and of course The Sixth Sense. Unfortunately he creates another wasted opportunity with...

Can Shyamalan Redeem Himself With DEVIL?

Can Shyamalan the writer-producer win a little more love than Shyamalan the director? After he took a critical hammering for The Last Airbender it seemed a good number of people were quick to declare the career of M Night Shyamalan...

GREENBERG review

The title role in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg" is an actor's dream. Roger Greenberg is the kind of character who can't drive, but spends significant amounts of time criticizing everyone else's driving. His awesome band missed a major opportunity fifteen years...