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Review: MISS SLOANE Wallows in Politics as Usual

It wouldn't hurt to bone up on Washington DC lobby laws and practices before taking in Miss Sloane, the latest from one-time prestige director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). But if doing so falls between the cracks, don't let that...

HumanSide Podcast: Director Robert Eggers Talks THE WITCH

Welcome to HumanSide. This time around I'll be letting you in on some amazing Chicago-based movie happenings, including the Music Box Theatre 70 MM Film Festival, the Roger Ebert Film Festival and a pair of great screenings from the Chicago...

Have Your Say: Gorgeous, Gorgeouser, Gorgeousest...

(Gorgeous: ˈɡɔːdʒəs/ adjective, meaning: beautiful; very attractive.) Guillermo Del Toro's gothic romance fairy-tale Crimson Peak is currently flailing at box-offices worldwide, despite many people liking it a great deal. In his review, Jason Gorber calls it "...a grand vision...", and...

Review: CRIMSON PEAK, A Gothic Romance For The Ages

Delving into a Guillermo del Toro movie is like visiting a great museum. Superficially there's all this pretty stuff going on, with images that often startle as much as they entertain. Dig a bit deeper and there's meaning to...

Toronto 2015 Review: THE MARTIAN, A Thrilling, Entertaining Space Flick

The Martian concept is a delight, stranding an astronaut millions of kilometers from home, where he has to "science the shit" out of the situation in order to find a way back. Implicit in the concept, however, is that...

CRIMSON PEAK: Guillermo Del Torro`s Gothic Horror Gets Haunting Teaser Trailer

Here is that Guillermo Del Toro that we all fell in love with. The director is back to horror and suspense in a big way in the teaser trailer for his upcoming gothic horror film Crimson Peak. The sets are...

The Many Faces Of Jessica Chastain

This week didn't exactly see many new films premiering in North America, but among those that did is A Most Violent Year. Jim reviewed it and called it "a legitimately terrific film". And it stars Jessica Chastain, which is never...

Review: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Slow-Burns With Quality

Lurking modestly in the fringes of film awards season, we have this: an accomplished, dignified, slow-burn of a film. A Most Violent Year is a crime film, a crumbling family drama, an unexpected character study, and an art house pot-boiler....

Our First Look At Jessica Chastain In Del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK

Why, hello there Jessica Chastain. What a lovely and dark dress you have on. It complements the creepy stairwell you are standing in wonderfully. According to a report over at Indiewire this is our first look at Chastain as Lady Lucille...

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR: Watch Oscar Isaac And Jessica Chastain In First, Searing Clip

In this first clip from J.C. Chandor's drama A Most Violent Year, Jessica Chastain has something her youngest daughter found in the bushes outside her home. She wants her husband, played by Oscar Isaac, to have a look. It is...

INTERSTELLAR: The Teaser For Nolan's Latest Reaches For The Stars

With another banner year behind him, Matthew McConaughey's next big project is Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. A year out from release, what we see today is indeed a teaser. But with its somber and inspiring tone, featuring McConaughey voice over and...

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...

Oscar Rundown: ZERO DARK THIRTY, DJANGO UNCHAINED, LINCOLN

Most any seasoned film fan has at one time or another come to experience the annual Oscar race in varying parts exciting, perilous, exhausting, fun, and dismissible. If you're at all like me, your attention to this annual ritual (and...

Review: MAMA, A Stylishly Directed But Disappointingly Predictable Horror Film

"Once upon a time," reads the title card that kicks off Mama, a supernatural horror film by first time feature director Andy Muschietti, which is being sold under the imprimatur of a much more famous name, Guillermo del Toro, who...

Guillermo del Toro and Jessica Chastain on the Making of MAMA

Mama, opening in the U.S. on January 18, is a supernatural horror film that deals with two little girls rescued from the woods following their parents' death. The sisters are placed in the care of their uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)...

Hey, DC And San Fran! Wanna See The Del Toro Produced MAMA Early, And For Free?

We here at ScreenAnarchy ain't nothing but excited for Mama, the supernatural thriller starring newly-minted Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain and executive produced by that 'Pacific Rimming' ultrageek Guillermo del Toro. We wanna share that excitement with some of you, so...

Opening: ZERO DARK THIRTY Lights an Uneasy Fire in the Soul and Conscience

Instantly acclaimed as one of the year's best films when it began screening in advance of its opening several weeks ago, Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty has also been sparking controversy all over the U.S. due to its treatment --...

LINCOLN is Best of 2012, According to Dallas Critics

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln has been named the best film of 2012 by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I am a proud member. (That being said, the film was not in my personal top 10.) Kathryn Bigelow nabbed...

Final Trailer For Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY

With Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty racking up awards for its performances and technical prowess along with controversy surrounding its portrayal of torture in the pursuit of Osama Bin Laden a final trailer for the picture has arrived, one which...

Review: ZERO DARK THIRTY Pierces a Troubling Search With Riveting Precision

Maya flinches when she sees a chained man tortured by waterboarding. He is believed to have close ties to Osama bin Laden. He has been captured and imprisoned in an undisclosed location. He is never getting out. Three thousand Americans...