Tag: music

Edinburgh 2018: Scotland's Own CALIBRE Takes Top Prize

Atmospheric Scottish Highland-set thriller Calibre has taken the top prize at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival and there's good news for anyone who wants to watch the award-winning film: just a few days after it's World Premiere at the...

Cinepocalypse 2018: Nine World Premieres And Festival Faves Dominate Full Lineup!

Next month, between June 21st and 28th the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Illinois will be invaded with all manner of beasts and terrors. In only its second year Cinepocalypse is making a strong move to becoming a key go-to...

Hey San Francisco! Win a Double Pass For a Film From The Iwai Shunji Trilogy at The Cherry Blossom Film Festival

Lovers of Japanese cinema should find themselves in San Francisco during the weekends of April 14th/15th and 21st/22nd for the Cherry Blossom Film Festival. And if you especially love the work of director Iwai Shunji we have a giveaway for...

Berlin 2018: GURRUMUL Trailer Introduces An Aboriginal Music Icon

It was back in 2015 that we first caught wind of Paul Williams' upcoming documentary about Australian aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. An enormous gifted singer steeped in the traditions of his native people, you can easily make an argument...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Celebrates MONTEREY POP's 50th

The newly released complete Monterey Pop box set is vying for the most impressive package in my personal Criterion collection. A little bit about my Criterion collection… I own under 100, more than enough to make me unwilling to do...

An American Film Geek's Top Ten of 2017

What an embarrassment. An embarrassment of riches, that is. 2017 had so many excellent, top-tier, wonderful, provocative, enjoyable films, that any given critic's list can't help but be embarrassing for what's not able to be included. I've seen no shortage...

DEAR SON: A Father Pens A Fateful Letter To His Son In Bryan Sloyer's New Shortfilm

L.A.'s own Bryan Sloyer has been a linchpin of my own work at Film Combat Syndicate for bringing some of the best in independent action filmmaking to online viewers. In equal measure, there's no question for the strength he's accumulated...

Early Submission Call - Four Seasons Film Festival

Holmlands is proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival in partnership with Green Owl Films; in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography. February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan...

Exclusive Interview: Edgar Wright on BABY DRIVER

It’s always nice when a director complements you on your thematically on-point Simon & Garfunkel shirt, but Edgar Wright is nothing if not perceptive. He’s one of those rarified directors who clearly has a vision, managing within studio pictures, indies...

Review: GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN - THE STORY OF DEATH BY AUDIO, Living, Breathing, Fiery Passion

A bittersweet memoir of a independent music venue that proved to be much more than a place for bands to play their music as loudly as possible, Goodnight Brookyn - The Story of Death By Audio is also a screed...

AnarchyVision: Talking MOONLIGHT, THE HANDMAIDEN and More

In this weekend at the movies chat, I talk about the fantastic Moonlight, Park Chan-Wook's terrific The Handmaiden, the great music doc Oasis: Supersonic and, uh, Inferno....

MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

Now on Blu-ray: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and BEYOND, The American Dream Melts Into Psychedelic Mush On Criterion Blu

Brand new from the Criterion Collection this month is a pair of whacked out features that chronicle the decay of the American Dream in glorious high definition. Mark Robson's Valley of the Dolls is an adaptation of Jaqueline Suzanne's best...

Toronto 2016: Exclusive Clip From Doc BEAUTIES OF THE NIGHT

As the Toronto International Film Festival nears we who live here, at ground zero, are bracing ourselves for the din of stardom and fandom in our city's streets.  ScreenAnarchy will be on task to provide you coverage leading up to...

LET ME BE FRANK: Episode 3 “Art of Reshaping Reality”

The LET ME BE FRANK web documentary series continues with Episode 3, “Art of Reshaping Reality”. This third installment features reading by Michael (Mikee) LaBash, graphic designer and producer of the Let Me Be Frank series with Linda Mac.  Mikee...

Review: POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING Affectionately Skewers The Music Biz

“Viral video” is an overused – and very often misused – term, but one group of guys who can genuinely be said to have created some of the best and funniest of these is the comic musical collective known as...

PLASTICO: Watch The Hypnotic Trailer For Ricardo Soto's Dark Drama

Clocking in at just 62 minutes Ricardo Soto's Plastico is one of those in-between films that often struggle to find a home as it's not quite long enough to be considered a true feature while being far too long to...

Review: SING STREET Tunes Into 1980s Pop Music

“Any guy who says he started playing guitar for any other reason than meeting girls is lying.” That's not an exact quote, but it's the gist of what some rock star once said. I was thinking it was either John...

Review: I SAW THE LIGHT, Cheatin', Drinkin', And Singin'

Twangin' Tom Hiddleston lights up the screen whenever he sings as country music legend Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw the Light, which plays like a dramatization of a Wikipedia entry. A sense of doom hangs over the picture,...

Blu-ray Review: Chen Kaige's FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE From The BFI

For many mainstream filmgoers, Farewell My Concubine is perhaps the best-known Chinese language film of the 1990s, helped in no end by its success at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Chen Kaige (Yellow Earth, Temptress Moon), the film traces...