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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...

ScreenAnarchy's Favourite Films of 2017

Another year over, and what an annus horribilis it proved to be in so many ways. But away from the political atrocities that took place in pretty much every country you care to mention, and the sexual harassment scandals that...

Review: A GHOST STORY Offers Top-Tier Existential Horror

A definite highlight of the year, David Lowery's new film grips you completely as it explores fresh ground in how it tackles mourning and losing a loved one.

Review: In THE DISCOVERY, People Are (Literally) Dying to Experience the Afterlife

… Who would fardels bear,  To grunt and sweat under a weary life,  But that the dread of something after death,  The undiscovered country, from whose bourn  No traveller returns, puzzles the will,  And makes us rather bear those ills we have  Than...

Review: SONG TO SONG, Where Angelic White People Have A Devil Of A Time

And so the prostitute says, "Create the Illusion, but don't believe it."  I am not sure if that is Terrence Malick's thesis with Song To Song, an elliptical fairy tale of despondency, but the film does feature Val Kilmer wielding a...

Destroy All Monsters: Systems Of Control In CAROL

Some spoilers for Carol. Carol is one of the best films of the year, beautifully mounted by Todd Haynes, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel. It pays close attention to the tools of its trade: framing, composition, editing, and sound choices...

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...

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Tops Online Critics Awards

George Miller's action epic continues to pick up steam in awards season as it was named Best Film of 2015 today by the Online Film Critics Society, of which a number of ScreenAnarchy's contributors are members. Miller also nabbed the...

Interview: Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy On Adapting CAROL

Two years before Patricia Highsmith would earn acclaim with the release of her 1950 suspense novel, Strangers on a Train, she was working as a shopgirl selling dolls at a department store. Legend goes that one day an elegant, beautiful...

Review: CAROL, A Magnificent Mood For A Story That Doesn't Quite Connect

Todd Haynes' Carol is an objectively beautiful film. It is exquisitely acted, hauntingly shot and meticulously well-designed. And it left me surprisingly cold. The same-sex melodrama presents an interesting case where form and content match up a little too well....

New York 2015 Interview: Todd Haynes On Falling For CAROL

In Todd Haynes' new film, Cate Blanchett plays Carol, the object of uncharted desire for Therese (Rooney Mara), a young girl ill-equipped to handle this foreign attraction. Since the film exists in the closed-minded postwar years, circa late 40s, the courtship...

Review: PAN, Far From The Disaster You Might Want It To Be

Following his adaptations of Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina, Joe Wright next turns his attentions to J.M. Barrie's boy who never grew up. But instead of bringing the adventures of Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook to the big screen,...

Destroy All Monsters: Five Years Since THE SOCIAL NETWORK

David Fincher's The Social Network turned five last Thursday, and I watched the film again to mark the occasion. I've seen it several times, but each viewing seems to give me something new. It's 2015 and already I am seeing...

Cannes 2015 Review: CAROL, Tremendously Accomplished, Yet Cold

Todd Haynes' Carol is an objectively beautiful film. It is exquisitely acted, hauntingly shot and meticulously well-designed. And it left me surprisingly cold. The same-sex melodrama presents an interesting case where form and content match up a little too well....

Tatiana Maslany And Rooney Mara Testing For STAR WARS Standalone

Although the first Star Wars standalone film may have lost its first writer it is still chugging along and looking for its female lead. Ophan Black star Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara, star of David Fincher's version of The Girl With...

Review: Spike Jonze's HER Is The New Anthem For The Millennial Generation

It's hard to believe that Her is only Spike Jonze's fourth feature film, since he has been in our pop-culture consciousness for a long time. With his innovative music videos and films, he's always been creating worlds that are both...

Spike Jonze's HER Gets A New, Romantic, Haunting Trailer

A new trailer for Spike Jonze's Her captures some of the film's magic without ruining any of the hidden treats. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a lonely soul who is still getting over the dissolution of his marriage to Rooney Mara....

Review: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, A Moody Tale Shrouded In Broken Americana

As someone who spends a good portion of his days talking and writing about cinema, there comes an interesting moment when certain difficulties as to how to communicate rear their ugly head in either form of discourse. Sometimes it is...

Hey LA! Go See AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS Early, Courtesy of ScreenAnarchy

You read that right! IFC Films is hosting a special screening of Sundance hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints next week in Beverly Hills -- and ScreenAnarchy has got a handful of tickets for our readers. You want a pair?...

First Astounding Trailer for Spike Jonze's HER

We learned the first real insight into Spike Jonze's much-anticipated follow-up to Where the Wild Things Are when the director sat down with David O. Russell to discuss Her at LA Film Fest earlier this year. Now we are finally...