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THE SHAPE OF WATER Named Best Picture by Dallas Critics

It's that time of year when we look back and celebrate the best films and, as a proud member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, I'm glad to say that Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water has named...

Review: DARKEST HOUR Illuminates Wartime Anarchy in the UK

It’s often observed that moviemaking, large scale moviemaking in particular, is akin to orchestrating a war. That’s not to belittle or demean the very real horror and cost of true war; in filmmaking the severity of casualties don’t usually stem...

Blu-ray Review: Mike Leigh's MEANTIME, A Well-Timed Criterion Release

One of many, many, many films I'd never heard of before Criterion sought to add it to their numbers (number 890 in this case), Mike Leigh's 1984 TV movie Meantime comes across as an unintentional political statement. It pulls us...

Apes, Robots And Not Men In Suits Part Of Oscar's Short List For Best VFX

Visual effects play a large part in a lot of films that we have loved and hated this year. From Andy Serkis' mo-cap ape in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to the clutter, clank and do-you-have-any-friggin-idea-what-is-going-on robots in...

Destroy All Monsters: Darkness Before The DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Spoilers! There's the going theory that depressives are more clear-headed in a crisis, because we spend so much time mentally rehearsing the worst-case scenarios. When such scenarios ultimately arise, all the prep work has been done. If so, this summer's...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and LIFE ITSELF

This week we look at the latest from the Apes franchise, as well as the lovely tribute to Roger Ebert, Life Itself.Video embedded below...

Review: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Doesn't Monkey Around

There will be plenty of hyperbole flung about in celebration of this film with the joy and abandon of an ape playfully lobbing his poop at an appreciative audience.Yet like the scatological simian show at your local zoo, there may...

Go Ape For New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer

Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was one of the best surprises of 2011, and proved successful enough that Fox immediately green-lit a sequel, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). Set some years after the...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: The War Has Already Begun In Newest Trailer

The word gravitas gets thrown around a lot. But holy heck if it does not apply here. The newest trailer for Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes drips with it! You can also begin to piece together the...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ROBOCOP

With the latest installment of RoboCop we once again find the world of this famed cyborg character providing a rich palate for contemporary political discourse. We talk about the 1987 original, the newest film in the series, as well as...

Gary Oldman Meets RoboCoppola

Yup, that's Berlin based madman Daniele Rizzo clad in "Italian steel" (aka plastic) as he meets with the cast and crew of RoboCop on their German press junket and - as is typically the case with Rizzo - the results...

Review: ROBOCOP, A Decent-Enough Reboot

Way back in 1987, a non-American director came to these shores to make a film that worked as both an explosive and violent action film, but also a cautionary tale about militarism of our police forces and the growing fascism...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Watch The Epic First Teaser

Simian chaos is coming and it looks epic. The first teaser for the upcoming Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes has just arrived and while the first in this series reboot already stood as one of the finest re-launches...

Frankenstein Mechanics: ROBOCOP Trailer Aims For The Grim N' Gritty

I am not a child of the 80s. Per se. I was born in the 80s, but was far too young to see and to appreciate Paul Verhoeven's satirical actioner Robocop in its heyday. By the time my adolescence rolled...

Hey, NYC! Win Tix To See Harrison Ford In PARANOIA

It's been a good two decades since we saw this much Harrison Ford on the big screen, so whatever the quality of the overall film at hand, it is somewhat nice to see whom many of us would cite as...

Gary Oldman To Fight Those Damn, Dirty Apes In DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Bigger. Hairier. Apier. Matt Reeves is bringing the apes back to the big screen in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and his cast just got a high profile boost - not that it particularly needs it - with...

Jason Clarke Snared As (Possibly Human) Lead In Next APES Movie

The seventh installment of the Planet of the Apes franchise has snared an Australian in its casting net. Jason Clarke, born and raised in Australia, will star in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which takes place 15 years...

2INKER 2AILOR? Sequel in the Works for SOLDIER SPY film

A year ago almost to the day, I posted my first article on ScreenAnarchy, a gushing review of Thomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The film proved to be my favourite of 2011, joining the likes of Children of Men...

ONE NIGHT IN TURIN DVD Review

Every four years, hundreds of millions of hearts are broken. We're talking about the World Cup, of course, which is not merely a sports championship, it's a matter of national pride. In 1990, England badly needed a reason to...

THE BOOK OF ELI Review

The Hughes brothers don't make too many films (it's already been 9 years since From Hell), but when they immerse themselves in a project the end result is often worth pursuing. As proven by their latest film. The Book Of...