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Review: THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC, Charming Light Fare

Every country/culture seems to have its particular version of the 'quirky' person or oddball, especially women, that are seen in film (America has long been obsessed with the so-called Manic Pixie Dream Girl). From the UK, such a woman usually...

PREVENGE Clip: Alice Lowe Argues Murder With Her Unborn Child

Alice Lowe's darkly funny directorial debut, Prevenge, has been traveling the festival circuit this year to great acclaim. ScreenAnarchy's Thomas Humphrey called it "undeniably glorious" and a "fresh take on the [slasher] genre" in his review out of Venice. The...

Christopher Walken To Receive Award, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM to Close Sitges 2016

Christopher Walken will receive the Grand Honourary Award at Sitges 2016 this year. A stellar career whose highlights include iconic performances in The Deer Hunter, The Dead Zone, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, and countless other films,...

Venice 2016 Review: Alice Lowe's PREVENGE Seems Destined to Become a Cult Classic

Once known for her experimental theatre and playful roles in hit British television comedies such as Black Books and The IT Crowd, Alice Lowe has now hacked and slashed her way into the male-dominated world of the cult slasher with...

SIGHTSEERS Star Alice Lowe Begins Production On First Feature PREVENGE

Most genre film fans know British actress Alice Lowe from her amazing star turn in Ben Wheatley's Sightseers (which she also co-wrote), and also from parts in films such as Hot Fuzz and Paddington. After a successful festival run of...

Ben Wheatley Talks A FIELD IN ENGLAND, Destiny, And His Characters

I first became aware of Ben Wheatley when I was assigned to write an essay on his film Down Terrace (2009) for Magill's Cinema Annual. What struck me while watching it was how carefully balanced and powerful it was and...

Dark Bridges 2013: MANIAC, EEGA and SIGHTSEERS Part Of Final Wave Of Films!

The Dark Bridges Film Festival out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (in Canada) has announced the second half of this year's feature film program. The mandate of the festival is to bring favorites from the festival circuit to the small Prairie city...

AnarchyVision: Talking AFTER EARTH, NOW YOU SEE ME, and More!

You may already have joined in the massive conversation about the film (at least by ScreenAnarchy standards), but here's a nice, digestible version of my view on the abysmal After Earth.A not so good week for me, really ended up...

Review: SIGHTSEERS Delivers Black Hearted Laughs

If there is one thing the English north has a great deal of, it is space. Space and rocks. Both of which are put to extensive use by Tina (Alice Lowe) and Chris (Steve Oram) as the new couple partakes...

5 Most Intriguing Indies In May: NO ONE LIVES, SIGHTSEERS, KINGS OF SUMMER, And More

Hollywood's summer blockbuster season "officially" begins this week -- and I'm already feeling burned out. As a curative aid, I've picked a handful of the most intriguing indies that will be receiving theatrical releases in the U.S. this month, films...

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2013 Brings Lunacy To The Lone Star State Once Again

2013 marks the ninth anniversary of the southwest's biggest horror convention, Texas Frightmare Weekend, and while we at ScreenAnarchy don't typically do a lot of convention coverage apart from San Diego Comic Con, TFW rates as an exception due to...

SIGHTSEERS Gets Brilliant Homespun Poster For German Release

It's been making the rounds on Twitter for the past day, but the German poster for Ben Wheatley's Sightseers is such a stunning instant-classic poster that I'm highlighting it here to spread it even wider. And to hopefully increase the...

Ten Quick Questions For SIGHTSEERS Director Ben Wheatley

Sightseers is the latest twisted horror comedy effort from Ben Wheatley. After a strikingly original debut with a crime family in utter dysfunction with Down Terrace and then having shocked festivals with the brutal and unforgiving Kill List, he turned...

Showdown For The Dingly Dell In Latest Clip From Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS

It's wagons ho in the latest clip released in advance of the UK theatrical release of Ben Wheatley's festival fave Sightseers. Caravans, actually, but you get the picture. Things get just a wee bit competitive here when Chris and Tina...

Watch A Clip From Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS

Already featured heavily in both trailers for the film, you can now watch a key sequence from Ben Wheatley's Sightseers in its entirety. If you've been following the film at all online you can probably guess the moment ... it's...

Second SIGHTSEERS Trailer Watches You Do Number Twos

Ben Wheatley's super dark comedy Sightseers hits UK cinemas November 30th already riding a wave of glowing press from its international festival run. A road romance gone wrong, Sightseers lives in something of a sweet spot between Wheatley's previous two...

TIFF 2012 Review: SIGHTSEERS Delivers Black Hearted Laughs

If there is one thing the English north has a great deal of, it is space. Space and rocks. Both of which are put to extensive use by Tina (Alice Lowe) and Chris (Steve Oram) as the new couple partakes...

Chris Is A Sensitive Lover. Watch The Trailer For Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS!

Ah, Yorkshire. Land of love. Land of caravans. Land of murder.UK director Ben Wheatley turned heads around the globe with his stunning Kill List, a film that has quickly vaulted to the upper reaches of all time great UK genre...

Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS Grabbed for US by IFC

Ahead of its world premiere today in the Directors' Fortnight section at Cannes, Ben Wheatley's Sightseers has been acquired by IFC Films for distribution in the U.S., according to Indiewire. Alice Lowe and Steve Oram star in what is being...

Did the first clip from Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS touch you?

We love Brighton-based filmmaker Ben Wheatley. From his brilliant armchair gangster flick DOWN TERRACE to the international hitman sensation that was the chilling KILL LIST, he is doing everything he can to wipe that stuttering, self-depracating Hugh Grant/Richard Curtis image...