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Interview: Bong Joon-ho on OKJA's Inspirations and Controversies

It all began with a drawing of a little girl and a giant pig.  Okja is Director Bong Joon-ho’s fantastic journey of a brave child fighting capitalism, betrayal, instant celebrity, and a world full of ills to save her beloved pet...

Review: OKJA Makes For a Grand Feast

An endearing family adventure, a bitter ecological plea and a rousing action film all rolled into one, Okja proves once more that Bong Joon Ho is a master of twisting something new out of the familiar. While Netflix's gamble screams...

Choi Wooshik on Joining the International Cast of OKJA

Choi Wooshik’s outstanding performance in 2014’s haunting, heartbreaking SET ME FREE not only won him the Busan International Film Festival Actor of the Year and the prestigious Blue Dragon awards, it also gained him a place in the incredible international...

Interview: OKJA Producer Dooho Choi Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Part collaborator, part many-armed mover and remover of obstacles, Dooho Choi jumped into the deep end as a producer with 2013’s SNOWPIERCER, Director Bong Joon-ho’s ambitious multinational sci-fi adventure.  As the founder of Kate Street Picture Company, Choi dives in...

New OKJA Trailer Features Poignant Moments, Critical Quotes

Bong Joon Ho's Okja will, apparently, "make you jump for joy and burst into tears," at least according to the latest trailer for the movie. That quote is from some publication called ... [squints eyes, watches trailer again] ... ScreenAnarchy....

Christopher Walken To Receive Award, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM to Close Sitges 2016

Christopher Walken will receive the Grand Honourary Award at Sitges 2016 this year. A stellar career whose highlights include iconic performances in The Deer Hunter, The Dead Zone, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, and countless other films,...

Review: SWISS ARMY MAN, A Film Unlike Any Other

What do you want from the world of independent cinema? Well, ideally you'd like a story told without the overt constraints of market, where filmmakers can tell a tale to a wide enough audience that appreciates without sacrificing to the...

Farting Corpse Movie SWISS ARMY MAN Gets Poster, Trailer

Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Swiss Army Man quickly became known as "the farting corpse movie." That reputation is earned, according to our own Jason Gorber. In his review, he stated in part: "I described the...

AnarchyVision: Sundance 2016 - THE BIRTH OF A NATION, SWISS ARMY MAN, OPERATION AVALANCHE, And More

A few days after the end of the Sundance Film Festival, but here at last are the latest ScreenAnarchyvision posts, talking Swiss Army Man, Operation Avalanche, Manchester By the Sea, Birth Of A Nation and more....

Sundance 2016 Review: SWISS ARMY MAN Is Surprisingly Glorious

What do you want from the world of independent cinema? Well, ideally you'd like a story told without the overt constraints of market, where filmmakers can tell a tale to a wide enough audience that appreciates without sacrificing to the...

SPOTLIGHT Is Best Movie Of 2015, According To Dallas-Fort Worth Critics

The Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association has selected Spotlight as the best movie of 2015. Performances by Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Brie Larson (Room), Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), and Rooney Mara (Carol) were named as best in their respective...

Bong Joon-ho Nabs Jake Gyllenhaal And More For New Monster Feature

Returning to the creature feature well after 2006's The Host, ace Korean director Bong Joon-ho's next film Okja (no English title as of yet) is gearing up for production early next year and a cast of big names is starting...

Review: LOVE & MERCY, That's What You Need Tonight

"I was sittin' in a crummy movie with my hands on my chin..."  That's not a statement in regards to the film this review is covering. Rather, it's the first line of the song of this movie's namesake. Brian Wilson's...

Music Is All Michael Caine Understands In Gorgeous First Trailer For Paolo Sorrentino's YOUTH

Hot off his Best Foreign Language film Oscar win for The Great Beauty last year, Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino brings us Youth (aka La Giovinezza), starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as two old friends holidaying in the Alps. Fred...

First Trailer for 12 YEARS A SLAVE Reveals Epic Story and Cast

UK director Steve McQueen pretty much blew filmgoers away in 2008 with his intense political thriller Hunger, which examined the life of Bobby Sands and the Irish Troubles of the late 20th century. Then he turned that same intense eye...

Review: So Yong Kim's FOR ELLEN

So Yong Kim, one of the US's finest filmmakers, celebrated by critic A.O. Scott in a 2009 New York Times article as a practitioner of American "neo-neo realism," finds her inspiration in deeply autobiographical places, working out personal issues from...

Interview: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris Talk RUBY SPARKS, Coming Out of Hiding, and a Magic Typewriter

[Thanks to James Wallace for this interview.] Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan are a bit of an indie darling power couple, having both starred in their fair share of festival favorites and award winners. Directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie...

NY/LA Opening: RUBY SPARKS and a Chemical Reaction

Opening in New York and Los Angeles today, Ruby Sparks is the long-awaited second feature film from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris. Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan star as a novelist and his muse, respectively; Kazan wrote the script....

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: RUBY SPARKS Sings of Honest Chemistry

There's no shortage of movies exploring the minefields of love and relationships. With the abundance of schlocky Hollywood romances, the presence of honest connections on the big screen is too often undervalued. When a film is able to capture those...

Brim and The Good Heart clean up the Icelandic Eddas

Our annual film and TV awards, The Edda, was held on saturday and indy darlings Brim (Undercurrent) and The Good Heart took home a large chunk of the awards. Brim took Best Picture, Lead Actress, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design and...