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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.

Gamera Obscura: A Triple Feature of STRANGER THINGS, PETE'S DRAGON, and THE WITCH

When you’ve seen way too many movies and TV shows, unlikely double and triple features start to suggest themselves. Any cinephile can tell you that—or, actually, they don’t need to. You know it already. How your brain is constantly programming,...

Review: PETE'S DRAGON Doesn't Drag On

Does anyone remember Pete’s Dragon? I’m talking about the original version, an old-school blending of live action and cell animation delivering the titular human kid and cartoon dragon. By all appearances, it was the exact kind of thing that Disney...

Sundance Speed Dating with... HELLION Writer/Director Kat Candler

Austin-based filmmaker Kat Candler's got a sweet spot for kids. (That sounds creepy, but I assure you it's not.) Many of her films, including her first feature Jumping Off Bridges, deal in the emotional space of children and what it...

Vancouver 2013 Dispatch: STRAY DOGS, AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, And LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Stray Dogs, the perhaps-last-ever film from Taiwanese master Tsai Ming-liang, is a devastatingly sad, quirk-ily mysterious and slithery film. It's hard to pin down the details of the characters' (a father and his two young children) lives, how much time...

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...

Dallas IFF Announces First Titles, Including MUD, PIT STOP, THE DIRTIES

The first 10 titles that will be screening at the upcoming Dallas International Film Festival have been announced, marking the local premieres of Jeff Nichols' Mud, Yen Tan's Pit Stop, and Matt Johnson's The Dirties. The festival's 7th edition will...

Sundance 2013 Interview: Six Questions with PIT STOP Co-Writer/Director Yen Tan

Last month, we premiered the first poster for Yen Tan's Pit Stop, which is is having its world premiere at Sundance today. Yesterday, our fearless leader, Todd Brown, posted the first clip for the film. To complete this trifecta of...

Watch A Clip From Yen Tan's Sundance Drama PIT STOP

Yen Tan's Pit Stop will have its World Premiere at Sundance on January 21 and ScreenAnarchy is proud to present a first clip from the film. Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the...

Poster Debut: Yen Tan's Sundance-Bound Small-Town Drama PIT STOP

Soon to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Yen Tan's Pit Stop has its first poster, designed by the filmmaker himself, and we're pleased to present its debut. Pit Stop is the third feature film from Tan, who I first...