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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...

AnarchyVision: #TIFF17 Edition!

A look at a slew of Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) films, from Darren Aronofsky's Mother! to the fantastic I, Tonya, The Shape of Water and Jane, as well as Canadian indie Porcupine Lake....

Venice 2017 Review: MOTHER!, A Masterpiece Straight From Hell

Director Darren Aronofsky has set the 47th Biennale Main Competition alight with an infernal psychological thriller that definitely burns with the fire of his past films Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. It's perhaps not surprising that mother! is...

mother!: Jennifer Lawrence Gets in a Satanic Panic in Creepy First Trailer

The influence of Dario Argento and Roman Polanski continues to run strong in the work of Darren Aronofsky if the first full trailer for his latest, mother!, is anything to go by. Jennifer Lawrence stars as a young woman whose...

Sean Penn As Action Star (?!) In THE GUNMAN Trailer

Let's not pretend. In 2014, it's very strange to see Jeff Spicoli as an action star. Sean Penn, now 54 years of age, stars in The Gunman as a spy who "must clear his name in order to save himself from...

Review: THE COUNSELOR, Deranged, Dazzling, And Diabolical

I was slack-jawed and spellbound while watching Cormac McCarthy's first original screenplay unfold on screen. Diabolically unpredictable and wildly discursive, problematic yet bold, the story itself is not the thing: it's the characters and the words, and the twisted criminal...

Watch The New UK Trailer For Ridley Scott's THE COUNSELOR

The new UK trailer for the Ridley Scott directed / Cormac McCarthy penned thriller The Counselor focuses less on Javier Bardem's crazy hair and more on the actual story of the film. Which means lots more Fassbender. And more Fassbender...

The Stack: THE ART OF ELYSIUM, THE DAMNED, ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY, THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES, ISHTAR, And More

The August 13 edition features The Art of Elysium from Titan Books, the classic French post-war thriller The Damned from Cohen Media Group, winner of the 1933 Best Picture Academy Award, Calvacade, the Blu-ray debut of Ishtar from Sony, and...

Opening In Mexico: Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER

The legendary Terrence Malick is currently working on two films - Knight of Cups and a still untitled effort - but in Mexico his Tree of Life follow-up film, To the Wonder, has been only exhibited in the Riviera Maya...

Penélope Cruz-Directed Lingerie Promo Deemed Too Risqué By YouTube

Spanish actress Penélope Cruz recently donned the director's hat for the first time, and, in the process, fed the world of straight male fantasies a few more of the usual cliches. Lingerie client Agent Provocateur is probably happy with the...

Second, Extended Teaser For Ridley Scott's THE COUNSELOR

Working from the first ever original script by acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy, director Ridley Scott has assembled an incredible cast for his upcoming effort The Counselor. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz headline this tale...

Fassbender, Pitt, A Cheetah And Bardem's Crazy Hair In First Teaser For THE COUNSELOR

[It's out in English now, too! Check it out below!]If there has been a more anticipated film than Ridley Scott's The Counselor in recent years, I don't know what it is. From the moment word got out that Cormac McCarthy...

J.C. Chandor Gives Javier Bardem A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Ben Wheatley constantly amazes us at ScreenAnarchy with his speed at churning out cinematic masterpieces starting with his debut Down Terrace in 2009. Over the moat in America, J.C. Chandor is fast catching up, already readying his third feature since...

Review: TO THE WONDER Swirls With Grace

"Pourqoi pas Toujours?" (Why not always?) is the question on the mind of Terrence Malick in his latest emotive cinematic meditation -- it could have easily been the title. Here the elusive auteur is less overtly concerned with the connections...

70s Rewind: DEADHEAD MILES, A Trucker Comedy Written By Terrence Malick

Lately, Terrence Malick has been dividing audiences with To the Wonder, another visual exercise on which he is said to have tossed the script, or most of it. (Our own Kurt Halfyward weighed in on the film when it screened...

Sam Mendes Not Returning For Bond 24

After successfully guiding Skyfall to critical acclaim and huge box office returns around the globe, director Sam Mendes has decided not to return for the next installment of the James Bond franchise. "I have theatre and other commitments, including productions...

The Stack: February Episode Two Includes THE MASTER, SKYFALL, New Shout Factory and More

Welcome back to The Stack! This installment showcases Oscar winners and losers Skyfall, The Master, Argo, and The Sessions, as well as new vintage SE's from Shout Factory,  including Terror Vision, The Video Dead, The Joshua Tree and Prison. The truly...

Win SKYFALL On Blu-ray!

The latest James Bond adventure, Skyfall, has cleaned up at the box office worldwide and has also scored with (most) critics, including our own Brian Clark. It's even won a few awards along the way, including the prize for Best...

BAFTA Honours ARGO, LES MISERABLES and SKYFALL

Last night saw the awards train hit London for the British Academy Film & Television Awards, with Ben Affleck's Argo, Tom Hooper's Les Miserables and Sam Mendes' Skyfall emerging as the big winners on the night. Since they were re-scheduled...

AnarchyVision: Talking MAMA, THE LAST STAND And Oscar Preview

Twitch is proud to announce a new a new regular video series, Twitchvision! On a weekly basis I'll be pontificating on Canada's Nationally Broadcast CTV News Channel. The live broadcast is at 7:30pm EST on Sunday nights, and on Monday mornings...