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Review: THE WITCHES Brews Up a Deep, Surprising Potion

Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Anne Hathaway star in a new version of Roald Dahl's fantasy for children, directed by Robert Zemeckis and now streaming on HBO Max.

Now in Theaters: LUCE, A Poster Boy and Dangerous Stereotypes

Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Tim Roth star in the psychological thriller, directed by Julius Onah.

HORROR NOIRE Interview: Co-Writer/Producer Ashlee Blackwell on the Importance of Representation in Cinema

The vital documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, directed by Xavier Burgin and based on Robin R. Means Coleman’s book of the same name, invites us to know the perspective of African-Americans towards horror films. With a chronological...

Trailer & Poster for MA: Not The House Party You're Looking For

Blumhouse can arguably officially take on the mantle of premiere indie horror film production company; like Hammer Films in the 1960s & 70s, we have come to expect a certain level of horror with more than a little dash of...

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...

Sitges 2017 Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER, The Workers and the Dreamers

Guillermo del Toro is back with a vengeance, returning to his fairy-tale roots after too long an absence, with what is arguably his best film to date. Beautiful, sensuous, fully wearing its heart on its sleeve, with top-notch performances and...

Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER: First Trailer Dazzles

'Nuff said. Official synopsis follows: From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where...

Review: Kevin Costner's BLACK OR WHITE Is Anything But

Dances with Wolves. Field of Dreams. JFK. And now, Black or White. That's how Kevin Costner, who not only stars in, but financed this highly approachable light drama about contemporary race relations, is pitching the film. In his varied and overall...

FRUITVALE STATION Makes A Stop In The UK

Ryan Coogler's dramatisation of Fruitvale Station resident Oscar Grant's shooting by a San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) policeman is making a welcome appearance in the UK. Taking numerous awards over the past year, at Sundance and Cannes...

Full-Length SNOWPIERCER Coming to U.S. -- If You Can Find It

The journey of Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer from South Korea to the U.S. via the Weinstein Co. is a long story, with many obstacles along the way, but it might have a happy ending -- if you can find it. According...

Review: Diablo Cody's PARADISE Asks, What Happens in Vegas?

What is partying, exactly? Images of clubs saturated in blue and magenta light, where well-coiffed dudes and sexy women grind slowly through rooms filled with people overjoyed with high-priced mixed drinks are so familiar that it would seem to take...

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On Casting SNOWPIERCER (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, ScreenAnarchy was gifted the opportunity to spend an hour talking to South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho about his hugely-anticipated science-fiction thriller Snowpiercer. The film opened in Bong's homeland back in August, where it quickly became his most succesful...

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Heartbreak And Comedic Confusion

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! It may kill me, but I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention,...

Guanajuato 2013: Director Ryan Coogler And Star Melonie Diaz Walk The Red Carpet, Talk FRUITVALE STATION

Fruitvale Station was a really powerful way to start the Guanajuato International Film Festival 2013. It's a great and difficult drama that puts us in the Bay Area, with the real-life story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African American who...

Watch An Extended Animated Clip For SNOWPIERCER

How did the world end in Bong Joon-ho's highly anticipated post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer? An extended animated clip has been release, providing the backstory on how the catastrophic ice age began and depicts the first departure of the train following...

Hollywood Beat: PACIFIC RIM Did Not Fail This Weekend; FRUITVALE STATION More Relevant Than Ever

As my colleague James Marsh tweeted, "The people have spoken." He was referring to the victory of Grown Ups 2 (and Despicable Me 2) over Pacific Rim at the U.S. box office this weekend, but the sentiment applies with equal...

Review: FRUITVALE STATION, For Anyone Who Believes In Love And Community

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale, California resident Oscar Grant had been made, it set off an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a very close connection with...

Hollywood Beat: Minions Top Johnny Depp; WAY, WAY BACK Rises Way, Way High; FRUITVALE STATION Opening

Did you enjoy your holiday weekend? Did you even get a day off? Canadians got to celebrate Canada Day last Monday, while Americans were granted Thursday to celebrate Independence Day -- or, as it's known in my neighborhood, "set off...

Watch Special Animation Clip, Character Featurette and Behind-the-Scenes Video For SNOWPIERCER

Earlier today, the special live internet showcase for the highly anticipated Korean/American sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer with director Bong Joon-ho and Korean cast Song Kang-ho and Ko A-sung was broadcast online. Following the live event, several promotional videos that were launched...

Sundance 2013 Review: FRUITVALE Is The Real Deal

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale resident Oscar Grant had been made and was coming to Sundance, it sent up an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a...