Tag: filmfestival

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: PUSSYCAKE, FREAKS OUT, Thai Monster, Japanese Gangsters

Reviews are popping as many people return to work (?!) today, but around Screen Anarchy headquarters, we're still obsessed with the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland, which is at its midpoint. Before we move on to today's highlights,...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: SALOUM and YEAR OF THE SHARK on a Manic Monday

On its fourth day, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland continues debuting new genre films -- notably the world premiere of French thriller Year of the Shark, which is very good, and which I'll detail in my review,...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: DECISION TO LEAVE, DAY ZERO, DUAL Brighten Sunday

Without overhyping things, today may be the greatest day in the history of mankind. I say that because the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival will be screening one fantastic film after another. Granted, the festival is taking place in Switzerland,...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: SOMETHING IN THE DIRT, HYPOCHONDRIAC, SHIN ULTRAMAN

As we head full-bore into the weekend, after Canada Day and before Independence Day, our friends in Switzerland are focusing on presenting wonderful genre films to fully engage the hearts and minds of wise local citizens and discerning visitors. Today's...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: THE FIVE DEVILS (LES CINQ DIABLES) Starts Off Swiss Fantastic Film Event

Kicking off tonight, the 21st edition of Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival brings cinematic genre goodness to the heart of Switzerland. The festival bills itself as "the Swiss event for fantastic film, Asian cinema & digital creation" and, having already...

Japanese Film Festival Australia 2022, Free Online Program to Savour This February

The JFF (Japanese Film Festival) of Australia is kicking off their wonderful offering of over-long genre efforts and/or super Indie Drama for free to punters this February! Recent and classic titles dot the online only line-up, surely something for everyone...

Australia Korean Fest 2021: End of Lockdown Brings Major Genre-fuelled Hallyu Wave

Assuming COVID lock-down ends in Australia (good luck Sydney), the long-standing always quality Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) may provide some excellent in-cinema viewing in Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane this September. Assuming of course that lock-down actually ends, as...

Popcorn Frights 2021: Supernatural Thriller THE NIGHT HOUSE Leads First Wave

This week, the grandparent of all film festivals, namely, the Cannes Film Festival, is unfolding in France. We have a great interest because many genre titles are unveiled there, along with many business deals. And the stars who show up...

Popcorn Frights 2021: In-Person Horror Returning in Florida

As challenging as it is, has been, and will be for major film festivals in the pandemic era, it's even more challenging for all the genre-focused film festivals around the world. We salute you! The scrappy Popcorn Frights Film Festival...

Neuchâtel 2021: Festival Outlines Its New Hybrid Ecosystem

As the global pandemic continues to persist in varying degrees this year, film festivals around the world are also faced with a daunting challenge: how do you plan an event that will be able to cope with limitations that are...

JFF Australia 2020: Film Festival Goes Free, Online And Through Time

From time travel tales to enchanting animated adventure, the Japanese Film Festival returns 4th – 13th December with JFF Plus: Online Festival, a free streamed event that features a thoughtful curated program of Japanese cinema through the years. The 2020...

Melbourne 2020: Australia-Wide Digital Showcase Infuses Streaming

The impact of Coronavirus left little doubt the annual slate of festivals that kept every type of cinema across metropolitan Melbourne engaged would be severely impacted this year. Thankfully we adapt, and as streaming, and the proliferation of media available,...

Calgary Underground Film Fest 2020: Online-Up and Drive-In Edition June 22-28

As a film festival enthusiast, and a fan of independent genre cinema, you are no doubt by now familiar with the 2020 film festival circuit moving to an online format due to gather restrictions and health and safety measures all...

Japan Cuts 2020: Festival Going Virtual, SPECIAL ACTORS Opening

Film festivals large and small have been faced with the same challenge in this, the year of the pandemic: delay, cancel, or go virtual? Based in New York City, and beloved home to North America's largest annual program of contemporary...

Trieste 2019: Brian Yuzna, Phil Tippett in Person to Watch Science + Fiction Films in Italy

For we poor souls who are not in Italy right now, attending the 19th edition of Trieste Science + Fiction Festival, it all sounds like a fantasy out of genre-film heaven.

L'Etrange 2019 Review: TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, an Entertaining Farcical Yarn

Based on the fictional Peter Carey novel of the same name, True History of the Kelly Gang is a far-flung reimagining and mythologising of the legacy of the armoured clad outlaw. Although the film is less affecting as a result...

L'Etrange 2019: Celebrating Rosto With RERUNS, Plus So Much More

The French film festival is presenting a lovely array of the weird and wonderful.

Melbourne 2019 Review: MATTHIAS ET MAXIME, Xavier Dolan's Intimate Epic

French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan (there is no other word to describe him) has had a busy year. He has two films releasing in 2019, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan with a top-billed cast, and this far more...

Japan Cuts 2019 Interview: DEMOLITION GIRL Director Matsugami Genta, Star Kitai Aya Talk Teenage Crushing

Demolition Girl places a coming-of-age story against the backdrop of the sketchy world of fetish videos.  At Japan Cuts 2019, LMD had an exclusive chat with director Matsugami Genta and actress Kitai Aya, who has a standout performance as the...

Japan Cuts 2019 Preview: Dance the Summer Away With Great New Films

"New York, New York, a helluva town!" So declare the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, in On the Town (1944), and it applies equally well today to the city that will host...