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Matt Johnson's CIA Thriller OPERATION AVALANCHE Gets North American Distribution

Canadian filmmaker Matt Johnson caused quite a stir last year with The Dirties, his feature-length debut, in which he starred with Owen Williams in a thriller that tackled the subject of high school shootings with daring and intelligence. His follow-up, Operation...

Fantaspoa 2014 Lineup: Tromasterpieces, JORGE AND ALBERTO VS THE NEOLIBERAL DEMONS, THE DIRTIES, & More!

From May 9 to 25, the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is going to be the place to be for the genre cinema aficionado. The reason is Fantaspoa, the largest fantastic film festival in Latin America, which in 2014 is...

New To Netflix: Docs and Monsters

And we're back with a fresh entry of New To Netflix. Contained in this edition of streaming premieres in various markets around the world are several classic documentaries, including one on the dwellers of an abandoned stretch of underground...

Indie Beat: Matt Johnson And The Unbearable Lightness Of Movies -- THE DIRTIES Director On Media And Obsession

Matt Johnson is the director, co-writer, co-editor and co-producer of The Dirties. That's a fair number of hats, to be sure, but in the world of micro-budget filmmaking this is more often than not the norm. What makes these roles...

Review: THE DIRTIES Is One Of The Smartest, Most Empathetic Looks At School Violence In All Of Cinema

Can you laugh with the boy holding the gun? The short answer is, "Yes." The slightly longer answer is, "Quite a lot, but with a hell of a caveat." And the longest answer is the rest of this review. Looking...

EXCLUSIVE: "In High School No One Can Hear You Scream" -- A Closer Look At THE DIRTIES

Ahead of its North American release tomorrow, October 4 (and just before my remixed review of the film here at ScreenAnarchy this very morning), we've got another look at The Dirties and the inner world of the film's troubled subjects,...

EXCLUSIVE: Get To Know The Inner World Of THE DIRTIES' Matt & Owen With This Fresh Trailer

Phase 4 and Kevin Smith Movie Club will be dropping The Dirties into North American theaters and on VOD this Friday, October 4. If you've been paying attention than you know we're big fans of the multi-award winning film here...

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In October

October is looking to be one of the best months of the year for independently minded film in the U.S., if only because a handful of titles that have been some of the most anticipated and talked about (and controversial)...

"You Can't Make A School Shooting Movie": Watch Two New Clips From THE DIRTIES

Fresh off showings at Fantastic Fest and Toronto After Dark, and just a week ahead of it's release from Phase 4 and The Kevin Smith Movie Club, we've got a pair of clips from The Dirties, the Slamdance Grand Jury...

Fantastic Fest 2013: JODOROWSKY'S DUNE Wins Audience Award, THE DIRTIES, THE CONGRESS, and AFFLICTED Also Cited

Before a packed audience, the awards for Fantastic Fest 2013 were handed out tonight in Austin, Texas, USA. Here is the prepared statement by the festival with the announcement: Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce this year's Fantastic Fest Award...

Indie Beat: Ben's Favorite Indies Of 2013 (Thus Far)

As I was compiling this list, an alternate subtitle that came to mind was "Indies On Parade". I'm still not sure if that means anything, but I like the energy behind it and hope that crackle transfers over to this...

"We're Just Here For The Bad Guys": New Trailer For THE DIRTIES Drops

An absolute favorite of mine when it premiered and won the top two prizes at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, Matt Johnson's The Dirties has been turning heads and racking up awards all year long on the festival circuit for...

Kevin Smith And Phase 4 Films Embrace Slamdance Favorite THE DIRTIES

I ain't gonna lie, it's always fun to get in on the ground floor of a movie you just know is gonna be a buzz film all year long and beyond because not only is said film really, really, funny,...

Full Schedule Of Dallas IFF 2013 Has Been Unleashed! TAI CHI HERO! MUD! ICEBERG SLIM: PORTRAIT OF A PIMP! And Much More!

With opening night a mere three weeks away on April 4th, the Dallas International Film Festival has officially unveiled its full line-up for 2013, and it's a cracker! There are too many titles to talk about them all, however, there...

Dallas IFF Announces First Titles, Including MUD, PIT STOP, THE DIRTIES

The first 10 titles that will be screening at the upcoming Dallas International Film Festival have been announced, marking the local premieres of Jeff Nichols' Mud, Yen Tan's Pit Stop, and Matt Johnson's The Dirties. The festival's 7th edition will...

Slamdance 2013 Review: THE DIRTIES Asks The Question 'Can You Laugh With The Boy Holding The Gun?'

The short answer is, "Yes."The slightly longer answer is, "Quite a lot, but with a hell of a caveat."And the longest answer is the rest of this review.Looking like the freshest-faced 16-year old you could imagine, Canadian filmmaker Matt Johnson...

Slamdance Embraces Controversy With First Trailer For THE DIRTIES

If there is a more controversial topic right now than schoolyard violence I don't know what it is. And the Slamdance Film Festival is sure to rile some feathers and provoke some conversation with Matt Johnson's debut feature The Dirties.The...