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Toronto 2019 Review: THE PLATFORM Is a Dystopian Feast of Social Inequality

A man wakes up in a spartan concrete room, with a copy of Don Quixote, and a composed, elderly roommate. The number 48 is stencilled on the wall, and there is an open elevator shaft that divides the space. The...

Toronto 2018 Review: THE WIND, Loneliness Brings Out the Demons

"Does it ever stop? The wind?" Two women converse over the natural elements and, although it isn't mentioned, the effect it has on their state of mind. This being sometime in the late 1800s, there is no television or radio...

Interview: Paul Schrader Talks DOG EAT DOG

Paul Schrader's ultra-violent new film, Dog Eat Dog, starring a badder lieutenant, Nicolas Cage, and hyper-batshit Willem Dafoe, isn't just another crime film; it's every crime film. With Dog Eat Dog, adapted from guru of grit crime fiction novelist Eddie...

Destroy All Monsters: The Normalized Atrocities of Julia Ducournau's RAW

Last Monday night's screening in the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival gained a week's worth of notoriety when The Hollywood Reporter announced that three people had fainted during the show and were taken away in an...

HEADSHOT Bludgeons And Brutalizes Online With Its First Teaser

TIFF attendees are days away from the forthcoming Midnight Madness premiere of the new Iko Uwais-starring thriller, Headshot, and so the promotional campaign officially ramped up this week with a new teaser first presented at EW, and now officially from...

Toronto 2015: THE MIND'S EYE: Watch This Clip From Midnight Madness Entry

Leading up to its world premiere at TIFF last night in the Midnight Madness program, EW dropped a clip from Joe Begos' The Mind's Eye. Already a seasoned veteran of the Midnight Madness stage from 2013 and his debut feature film...

Toronto 2015 Review: HARDCORE's Visceral Action Will Squeeze Your Balls Off

In some number of years from now when Virtual Reality is finally really here and we're all immersed in first person narratives, we'll look back at Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore and ask, "Were we all really so impressed by this film?"...

Toronto 2015 Review: BASKIN Is Creepy, Weird And Amazing

When many people think of contemporary Turkish cinema, the first thing that comes to mind is the Palme d'Or-bait that is the films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Methodical (ahem, slow) dramas like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter's...

BASKIN: Watch The Deeply Disturbing Trailer For Can Evrenol's Feature Debut

Turkish helmer Can Evrenol feels very much like one of our own here at ScreenAnarchy. We've been covering his work since back in 2009 when he first came to our attention with his sophomore short film The Chest, and we've...

Check Out 5 Exclusive Stills From Midnight Madness Selection THE EDITOR

Ahead of its big premiere tonight at Midnight Madness in Toronto, we've got Five Exclusive stills for you from Matthew Kennedy & Adam Brooks' giallo sendup The Editor. A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic...

Toronto 2014 Review: BIG GAME, Big Fun That Feels Totally Fresh

It's such a delight to see a film that plays by its own rules, fulfilling the premise that it sets up, and delivering right through to the conclusion. This is especially true for Midnight movies, as often you get...

Toronto 2014: The Woods Are Not Safe In Trailer for CUB

Dear forest child in the mask. Why are you so stabby? This was supposed to be a nice weekend for this pack of cub scout. Full of campfires, sleeping under the stars and sing-a-longs. But now you have shown up...

Destroy All Monsters: A Fine Madness

I popped my TIFF cherry at midnight on the last night of the Toronto International Film Festival in 1999, at a screening of Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris, preceded by the short film George Lucas in Love, and hosted...

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets For Tomorrow's TIFF Midnight Madness Screening, RIGOR MORTIS!

Hey, you! In Toronto and have a hankering to see Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis on the big screen in a room packed with hundreds of screaming maniacs without having to pay for it? ScreenAnarchy can make this happen! We've got...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks TIFF13, GRAVITY, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, And THE SQUARE

Already quite a year, and we're only four days into this 11-day fest! Something kind of unique for me, my first "stand up" in front of a boisterous crowd, talking TIFF off the top of my head. Chatted about CuarĂ³n's...

TIFF 2013 Review: ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE Lets The Good Times Load

When it comes to the ample challenge of squeezing out profit from an indie film, current dogma would have it that titles closer to the start of the alphabet do better on digital VOD platforms. Therefore you'd be forgiven...

Watch The Trailer For Midnight Madness Selected Austrian Creature Feature THE STATION

A selection of the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival, Rammbock director Marvin Kren returns with mountain set creature feature The Station (Blutgletscher).Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the Alps. He...

First Blood-Filled Trailer for TIFF 2013 Midnighter ALMOST HUMAN

"I don't think that's Mark!" It's blood, tension, and more blood in the first trailer for Joe Begos's feature debut thriller Almost Human. Premiering as part of ther just announced Toronto Midnight Madness lineup, the film stars Graham Skipper,...

TIFF Announces 2013 Midnight Madness Slate

It seems kind of fitting that I'm stumbling back to a keyboard well after midnight with thoughts about this year's Midnight Madness slate. In what has to be the most unique release done at the storied festival, programmer Colin Geddes...