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Blu-ray Review: Terry Gilliam's JABBERWOCKY on Criterion, Vital, Promising, More Quirky Than Funny

Surprise! The delightful, self-deprecating audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin is what sold me on Jabberwocky, a very British film loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll's poem. Released in the U.K. and the U.S. in April 1977 -- two...

Criterion in November 2017: LE SAMOURAI, DESERT HEARTS, JABBERWOCKY, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

New digital restorations are the main attractions for four titles that will be arriving via the Criterion Collection in November 2017. Le Samourai is the one that caught my eye first. Jean-Pierre Melville's work has been influential upon more than...

Buscemi, Tambor, Palin And More Join Armando Iannucci's THE DEATH OF STALIN

If anyone in the World can take the piss out of the death of a Russian dictator and live to see the day it is British satirist Armando Iannucci. The man behind In The Loop and Veep has been adapting...

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Adam Driver Joins Michael Palin In Terry Gilliam Pic

Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has experienced many levels of development hell. Any version of the film has been in the works longer than any of the ScreenAnarchy crew's offspring have been alive. We are talking nearly...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING In Cinemas!

Thanks to Australian distributor Icon Film Distribution, we have FIVE double passes for Absolutely Anything to give away to our readers. This outrageous comedy is directed by Terry Jones (Life of Brian) and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley,...

Terry Gilliam Is Tilting At Windmills Again, This Time With Amazon Money

Terry Gilliam's abortive attempts to make his big screen riff on Cervantes' famous novel are well documented in the wonderful film, Lost in La Mancha. But at various film Q&As and other settings, people have been asking the director for years...

Simon Pegg! Monty Python! Robin Williams! It's The Trailer For Terry Jones' ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!

Terry Jones has gone and gotten the Monty Python gang back together - along with a couple of notable outside additions- for his latest directorial effort and after a long wait the first trailer for his Absolutely Anything has finally...

Meeting The Criterion: TIME BANDITS On Blu-ray

Time Bandits (1981) is often called Terry Gilliam's most accessible film, which has always seemed like a back-handed compliment to me. Is there a more neutral term than accessible? Gilliam's work is characterized by anything but neutrality. It's a narrative resume...

Monty Python Reuniting For New Stage Show!

Details are still scarce, with the official press conference not scheduled until Thursday, but the surviving members of legendary comedy troupe Monty Python are confirming that they are reuniting for a new stage show. New material? Old material? A blend...

Check The First Poster Art For Monty Python Reunion Picture ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING

The surviving members of Monty Python (minus Eric Idle) are getting back together and they're reportedly bringing Gemma Arterton and Benedict Cumberbatch for the ride along with the voice of Robin Williams. The picture is titled Absolutely Anything and features...

TIFF 2012 Review: A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY - THE UNTRUE STORY OF MONTY PYTHON'S GRAHAM CHAPMAN

Graham Chapman has been dead for almost a quarter century, but that hasn't stopped him from starring in a brand new film. If that weren't notable enough, this work is also the closest we'll probably ever get to a legitimate...