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AnarchyVision: Toronto 2016 Highlights

Some of the main hits from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), showcasing some of the highlights of this year's fest, including La La Land,  Arrival, Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea and more, are covered in the watch, which...

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Trailer Rides Wave of Critical Praise

Emerging out of Sundance early this year as a critical favorite, Manchester by the Sea follows Casey Affleck, who finds himself the unexpected guardian of his teenage nephew. The first trailer leans heavily on the critical praise, which makes it...

AnarchyVision: Sundance 2016 - THE BIRTH OF A NATION, SWISS ARMY MAN, OPERATION AVALANCHE, And More

A few days after the end of the Sundance Film Festival, but here at last are the latest ScreenAnarchyvision posts, talking Swiss Army Man, Operation Avalanche, Manchester By the Sea, Birth Of A Nation and more....

Destroy All Monsters: Systems Of Control In CAROL

Some spoilers for Carol. Carol is one of the best films of the year, beautifully mounted by Todd Haynes, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel. It pays close attention to the tools of its trade: framing, composition, editing, and sound choices...

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Tops Online Critics Awards

George Miller's action epic continues to pick up steam in awards season as it was named Best Film of 2015 today by the Online Film Critics Society, of which a number of ScreenAnarchy's contributors are members. Miller also nabbed the...

Interview: Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy On Adapting CAROL

Two years before Patricia Highsmith would earn acclaim with the release of her 1950 suspense novel, Strangers on a Train, she was working as a shopgirl selling dolls at a department store. Legend goes that one day an elegant, beautiful...

Review: CAROL, A Magnificent Mood For A Story That Doesn't Quite Connect

Todd Haynes' Carol is an objectively beautiful film. It is exquisitely acted, hauntingly shot and meticulously well-designed. And it left me surprisingly cold. The same-sex melodrama presents an interesting case where form and content match up a little too well....

New York 2015 Interview: Todd Haynes On Falling For CAROL

In Todd Haynes' new film, Cate Blanchett plays Carol, the object of uncharted desire for Therese (Rooney Mara), a young girl ill-equipped to handle this foreign attraction. Since the film exists in the closed-minded postwar years, circa late 40s, the courtship...

Cannes 2015 Review: CAROL, Tremendously Accomplished, Yet Cold

Todd Haynes' Carol is an objectively beautiful film. It is exquisitely acted, hauntingly shot and meticulously well-designed. And it left me surprisingly cold. The same-sex melodrama presents an interesting case where form and content match up a little too well....

THE VATICAN: Ridley Scott Rejected

First, ciritcs and audiences fled in horror from the genius of The Counselor, and now premium cable network Showtime has rejected Ridley Scott too, declining to move forward after seeing the pilot episode that he directed for the dramatic series...

Matthew Goode Joins Kyle Chandler In Ridley Scott's THE VATICAN

Hollywood is nothing if not a town that loves "coincidental" timing, so it should be no surprise that U.S. premium cable channel Showtimes has announced the casting for its prospective new series The Vatican in the wake of Pope Benedict's...

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...

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...

Gripping New Trailer For Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY

If there was a fear about Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming Zero Dark Thirty it was that the subject matter would virtually ensure that the film devolve into little more than chest thumping rah-rah. It is, after all, the story of how...