Tag: comedy

Miami 2020 Review: ARAB BLUES, Cultures Clash in Modern Tunisia

For many first-generation immigrants, or those taken to another country at a young age, the place they could call 'home' is often difficult (not least if you're a person of colour raised in a predominantly white culture). Do you continue...

JAMES VS HIS FUTURE SELF: Jeremy LaLonde's Canadian Time Travel Romantic Comedy in Cinemas This April

Jeremy LaLonde's timey wimey rom-com James vs His Future Self is coming to Canadian cinemas on April 3rd, from our friends at Northern Banner Releasing.    When an uptight time-travelling obsessed young scientist is visited by his nihilistic future self,...

Arrow Video Hits The Bullseye This April With Mastorakis, Tsukamoto, '80s Comedy, WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!, And HAGAZUSSA

Arrow Video has delivered their April 2020 lineup and it's a corker!  After digging in to the Nico Mastorakis catalog with Island of Death, Zero Boys, and Hired To Kill in the past few years, they continue to unearth long...

Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

Our apologies to our friends from the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival. Some crossed wires at our end resulted in a double posting, double deleting (After you. No, after you. I insist, after you. But you were here first. No,...

Revenge Tale THE PAPER STORE Toplines Global Digital's 2020 Slate

Distributor Global Digital Releasing is known for finding award-winning indie and festival fare that would otherwise go under-the-radar and make it available to the many.  Some of their award winning titles include Lorcan Finnegan’s Without Name, Dain Said’s Interchange and Gareth...

J Hurtado's 13 Favorite Indian Films of 2019

As we enter a new year full of promise and endless numbers of amazing cinematic possibilities, it's only right that we take a look back to remember what made 2019 a great year at the movies. This past year marked...

THE PILOT Trailer: Act of Civil Terrorism in Late Capitalism

One of the most original current Czech filmmakers readies a psychological action thriller with drones, a messiah complex, radicalization and anarchism.

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...