Tag: comedy

VHYes: Oscilliscope Presents Jack Henry Robbins' Top Loader Oddity This January

Here is something to keep an eye out for in the new year. Oscilliscope presents VHYes, a wonderful and heartfelt oddity from Jack Henry Robbins.    A bizarre retro comedy shot entirely on VHS, VHYes takes us back to a...

Trailer: AVANE SRIMANNARAYANA, Rakshit Shetty's Upcoming Curry Western Looks Insane

Kannada language film star Rakshit Shetty first came to our attention back in 2014 with his second film as a writer and director, Ulidavaru Kandanthe (As Seen by the Rest). That film was a stylistically adventurous gangster epic that borrowed...

Review: FROZEN II, Cold to the Touch Yet Still Irresistible

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad return for a hotly-anticipated sequel.

SMALL TOWN KILLERS Giveaway: Win An iTunes Code For Danish Comedy Crime Drama

Ole Bornedal's Small Town Killers is now available on VOD, Digital HD, DVD & Blu-ray from RLJE Films and SHUDDER. We have two iTunes codes to give away to two lucky Screen Anarchy readers in the U.S.   In SMALL...

Vancouver 2019 Review: THE LIGHTHOUSE, Startling, Darkly Funny Maritime Nightmare

After a sleeper hit and critical success with 2015's The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers crafts a startling, darkly funny maritime nightmare: The Lighthouse. Like Eggers' debut feature, The Lighthouse is fully committed to the aesthetics, language, and atmosphere of its...

THE LEGEND OF BARON TO'A: It's Like Chow Meets Waititi In All-Islander Wrestling Smackdown!

Yep, it puts a lot of weight on Kiel McNaughton's upcoming action-comedy The Legend Of Baron To'a to start off by comparing it to the work of Stephen Chow and Taika Waititi, but hey ... when you take a cast...

Vancouver 2019 Review: TAPEWORM, Canadian Cringe Comedy

One of the very first visuals in Tapeworm, shot on lovely 16mm, is a decent-sized pile of bloody human stool in a field. This is really the only such gross-out image, but it establishes the tone for Fabián Velasco and...

Lund 2019: KNIVES AND SKIN Will Open Swedish Genre Fest, THE MORTUARY COLLECTION to Close

The Lund Fantastic Film Festival is fast approaching and the next wave of titles were announced on Friday. Werewolf, Monument and Bliss were announced in the first wave, and this next batch gets even better.    Jennifer Leeder's hypnotic Knives and...

Telluride Horror Show 2019: First Wave Announced, Includes 1BR, GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR And Job Bob Briggs

Sure, Telluride, Colorado has that big fancy international film festival but for the folks who matter the real prime gig is the Telluride Horror Show in October.    During the second weekend of the month, the festival will celebrate its...

Review: GOOD BOYS, Crude Laugh Riot Has a Big Heart

The coolest kid in school, Soren, invites Max to a kissing party and the girl that he pines for, Brixlee, will be there. Trouble is, Max and neither of his friends, Lucas and Thor, know how to kiss girls. When...

Fantasia 2019 Review: HARD-CORE, A Tale Of Right-Wingers, Robots, and Redemption

Yukon (Yamada Takayuki) Gondo is a hard-headed ne'er do well who can't quite seem to hang on to anything in his life. Having no relationships, no real job, and no goals sends him adrift in ways that often get him...

Karlovy Vary 2019 Review: PATRICK, A Nudist Procedural Tragicomedy About Grief and Identity

Clothes do not make a man in Tim Mielants' procedural coming-of-grief dramedy.

Fantasia 2019 Review: THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE Is A Comedic Swiss Watch

Casey is a quiet, nebbish, accountant who lives by himself. He has no friends except his impossibly cute Dachshund. He is introduced sitting quietly and nervously in a cafe, attempting to learn French. The line he is practicing is "I...

Review: Michael Dowse's STUBER Is A Wild Comedic Ride Through The LA Underworld

Kumail Nanjiani is either the luckiest or unluckiest Uber driver ever. A couple of years after his breakout semi-autobiographical feature The Big Sick, in which Nanjiani plays a stand-up comedian moonlighting as an Uber driver who just so happens to...

NEKROTRONIC Trailer: Monica Bellucci Plays an Internet Demon in New Action Horror

Momentum Pictures has released an official trailer for Nekrotronic, the next indie horror comedy film from the Australian director of Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Kiah Roache-Turner. A film about an internet demon and the secret hunters who bring them...

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...

Interview: Jim Jarmusch & THE DEAD DON'T DIE

Quite like the new Jim Jarmusch film, The Dead Don’t Die, Sturgill Simpson’s self-titled theme song delivers many delicious nuggets of zombie metaphor in a smilin’ down-home death-ballad drawl. ‘Oh the dead don’t die, any more than you or I,...

Cannes 2019 Review: ALL ABOUT YVES, New French Burlesque and the Age of AI

What would you get if you crossed the talking toaster from 'Red Dwarf,' 'Twilight Zone' and '8 Mile'?

Neuch√Ętel 2019: Quentin Dupieux's DEERSKIN Chosen to Open Swiss Genre Festival

We are less than a month away from the 19th edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival and they have announced their opening film.    Quentin Dupieux’s Deerskin has be chosen to open this year's festival. The French director...

SATANIC PANIC: RLJE Films Picks up Chelsea Stardust's Horror Flick, Plans September Release

Chelsea Stardust's Satanic Panic just had its world premiere at the Overlook Film Festival and if our American friends were wondering when they would be able to see it, we have news.    ...a pizza delivery girl at the end...