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Review: NOMADLAND, Deceptively Complex, Lyrical, and Very Necessary

As likely many of you, this pandemic era has me rethinking my life, what my goals are, where I want to be a year, five, ten, twenty years from now. About what is possible for me to achieve, where I...

Dallas Critics Go for NOMADLAND, You Should Too

The award-winning film opens in U.S. cinemas this coming Friday, February 19. Here are other films we recommend from the past year.

Teaser: NOMADLAND's Quiet, Beautiful Pitch

Searchlight Pictures just dropped a short, single-shot teaser trailer for Chloe Zhao's (The Rider) new feature, Nomadland. And it is beautiful, measured, and melancholic, with Frances McDormand at her understated best. Adapting Jessica Bruder's journalism-novel of the same name, the...

Friday One Sheet: NOMADLAND

Today we have this minimalist poster for Chloé Zhao's hybrid documentary slash adaptation of Jessica Bruder's wonderful book (of investigative journalism) of the same name. Big on white space (and I mean that quite literally), Frances McDormand's name floats well...

Friday One Sheet: THE FRENCH DISPATCH

The French Dispatch of The Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, has this piece of delightful Wes Anderson clutter (in title and design) slash dollhouse-diorama as its first piece of key art. What has become the norm for the filmmaker, is to...

Review: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, Laughing at Darkness and Despair

In Bruges director Martin McDonagh has laid down a winning hand with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The Englishman's latest script is just about everything you could ask for in a screenplay. It's certainly not as out-and-out a comedy as the...

Blu-ray Review: BLOOD SIMPLE, Satisfying Neo Noir At Its Best

It's always fun to witness the debut of a fantastic filmmaker. In this case, it's the birth of TWO filmmakers, the team of Joel and Ethan Coen, who debuted in the lexicon of cinema with the neo-noir film Blood Simple in 1984....

Review: THE GOOD DINOSAUR Narrowly Dodges Critical Extinction

One can scarcely fault the latest Pixar film for merely being good and not great. After all, it's right there in the title. The Good Dinosaur is the celebrated animation studio's 16th feature length film, and, following this past summer's Inside...

THE GOOD DINOSAUR: Watch The Teaser For Pixar's Next Animated Adventure

As the world prepares to embrace Pixar's Inside Out in a couple weeks a teaser trailer for their next project, The Good Dinosaur, dropped today. It has dashes of humor, danger and thrills. "The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the...

THE GOOD DINOSAUR: New Image And Plot Changes Revealed

If you've been feeling blue and downhearted lately, perhaps it's because Pixar has not released a movie this year, which the company intends to remedy by releasing two movies next year. The first, Inside Out, focuses on emotions warring inside a...

Exclusive: Roman Coppola Talks CHARLES SWAN, Breakups, And Wes Anderson

I had the pleasure a few weeks ago of chatting with Roman Coppola, writer/director of the irritatingly titled A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swann III. This is the first feature from Coppola sitting in the director's chair since...

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Top 10 for 2012

Amid fiscal cliffs and digital revolutions, we are all adrift on a sea of change. Never mind that your boat-mate may be a hungry Bengal tiger, sometimes it's hard enough just to keep your head above water.To date, I've viewed...

Review: PROMISED LAND, A Well-Intentioned But Dramatically Inert Environmental-Issue Drama

Promised Land, the latest film from director Gus Van Sant, written by two of its actors, John Krasinski and Matt Damon, is nothing if not extremely topical. At its heart is the hot-button environmental issue of hydraulic fracturing, better known as...

Weinberg Reviews MOONRISE KINGDOM

Wes Anderson doesn't do formula. Love, hate, or ignore his movies, there's little denying that the man has a decidedly unique visual approach to cinematic storytelling, one that amuses many and leaves others cold. Personally, I have yet to see...

3 New Clips From MOONRISE KINGDOM

Chances are good that if you're an indie film fan in one of America's major metropolises, you've already had a chance to see Wes Anderson's summer indie-blockbuster MOONRISE KINGDOM (did you catch this Anderson news yesterday as well?). With seven...

Sydney 2012 Review: MOONRISE KINGDOM

Filmmaker Wes Anderson may not be the 'King of the World', but he is certainly the ruler of his movie universe. He decides how it looks, chooses what people live in it and even dictates their ways of living. Every...

TTTT: SNOW WHITE in the MOONRISE KINGDOM

Welcome to ScreenAnarchy, or as it's now known, Prometheusville. Yes, here at everyone's favorite home for news and reviews of strange films from around the globe, we've all gone positively Giger gaga, chestbursting with excitement to commemorate the release of...

Watch The Animated Companion To Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM

Fans of Wes Anderson take note: You may not yet have seen all there is to see of Moonrise Kingdom, even if you ponied up to see the film on the big screen.Anderson tipped a while back that an animated...

Review: MOONRISE KINGDOM

Perhaps the chief delight of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is that it is the most quintessential Wes Anderson movie to date. That is not to say it is his best film, or his most insightful film, or even his...

Cannes 2012 Review: MOONRISE KINGDOM Eclipses High Expectations

There are only a few directors in the history of cinema that have manged to craft, even from their earliest works, a consistent, signature style.  Most fimmakers adjust in major ways project to project. Others seem content (some may claim...