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Now Streaming: KNIVES OUT, Twists and Turns Abound in Delightful Whodunit

Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas lead an all-star cast in Rian Johnson's comic murder-mystery.

Interview: Michael Shannon Talks THE QUARRY and Religion, Plus Lessons From Scorsese, Herzog, del Toro

Michael Shannon is, absolutely, one of the very best actors working right now in cinema, television and theater. A versatile performer, he has been a leading man (take his collaborations with director Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter and Midnight Special, for...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Ten Films of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, ScreenAnarchy’s global team of critics and cineastes weighs in with our favourite cinematic offerings from the past 12 months, which saw Netflix lead the charge for cementing the legitimacy of the streaming platforms, while...

THE LAST JEDI Was A Star Wars Fan's Star Wars Film... Until It Wasn't

It's been a year since the release of the eighth "saga" Star Wars film, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi, and I still don't get it. Not the movie -- I "got" the movie by about its 2-hour mark -- but...

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...

Friday One Sheet: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Kicking off a new column here, in which we will look at the most interesting, or conversation-worthy poster of the week, every Friday morning. Sometimes we will talk about design, other times about influences on other iconic films, or historical...

Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, Stronger Than Ever with the Force

There’s nothing better than a great Star Wars movie. And this is a great Star Wars movie. In the interest of rightly remaining spoiler free, I’ll put forth that, generally speaking, The Last Jedi pulls off many things that The...

New STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Trailer Paints a Grim Picture

Remember Bill Murray's character, Nick the lounge singer, on Saturday Night Live? And remember when he sang about Star Wars? And about how he'd never wish they'd end? Nick is the prophet of our time. Lucasfilm has gone ahead and...

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Teaser Offers Space Opera at its Finest

Disney and Lucasfilm have dropped the teaser trailer for Rian Johnson's entry in the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi, which for us old school fans we'll fondly call Episode VIII. Of course, Star Wars is such a behemoth that...

Destroy All Monsters: General Leia Is STAR WARS' No-Win Scenario

Two weeks ago, Disney took the unprecedented step of announcing that, in spite of their recent resurrection of Peter Cushing for CGI Frankentarkin in Rogue One and in the wake of the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, that they would...

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII Title Revealed, THE LAST JEDI!

The title for the next Star Wars saga film has just been revealed. The Last Jedi.  The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson and picks up where The Force Awakens left off, with Rey finding Luke Skywalker,...

STAR WARS VIII: Production Begins With Benicio Del Toro And Laura Dern Joining The Cast

Now that the fervor has quietened down for the moment the cast of The Force Awakens are back in front of the camera with new director Rian Johnson at the helm of Episode VIII. A short teaser trailer was released...

STAR WARS VIII: Benicio Del Toro In Talks To Villainize Rian Johnson's Entry

The Wrap is reporting that Benicio Del Toro is in early talks to play the villain in Rian Johnson's entry in the upcoming Star  Wars trilogy. You know how things like this go. According to the report there are  'multiple sources'...

Have Your Say: Which Actor/Actress Would You Like To Hop Into The STAR WARS Universe?

(Oi! The article is down here!) Yesterday, the biggest news was probably the announcement that Donnie Yen might be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII (mentioned here). Before that, there was much rejoicing when Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian...

Donnie Yen Joining STAR WARS EPISODE VIII?

Following the massive success of Furious 7, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Jurassic World at the Chinese box office this summer, Hollywood is really seeing the importance of the Chinese market. A number of key productions are now scrambling to...

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Set To Fly

Bob Iger, CEO and all around bossman of Disney, let the world know some official news today about the upcoming standalone Star Wars film, not least by unveiling its official title.As you'll recall, there's been plenty of chat about these...

LOOPER Director Rian Johnson To Write And Direct STAR WARS EPISODE VIII

Well, now, here's a little something for Star Wars fans to be excited about: With Episode VII still underway and future talk thus far largely centering on the one off spin off projects, word has broken that Disney and LucasFilm...

Joshua Chaplinsky's Favorite Films of 2012

Another year older and what do you get? Another crop of kick ass movies, that's what. And if the crop is where celluloid images are stored prior to digestion, this column is the gizzard where their contents are broken down...

Win A LOOPER Blu-ray And Custom Pocket Watch

One of my very favorite films of the year, Rian Johnson's Looper hits DVD and Blu-ray December 31 and we've got a Blu-ray copy to give away. But wait! The winner is also going to score themselves a little something...

VIDEO: LOOPER Interactive Live Chat with Writer/Director Rian Johnson

Here's the video of the Looper interactive live chat with writer/director Rian Johnson that I moderated on Monday at the Sony lot. This method was very new for me since it was all online and I'm used to doing...