Tag: sport

AnarchyVision: #TIFF17 Edition!

A look at a slew of Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) films, from Darren Aronofsky's Mother! to the fantastic I, Tonya, The Shape of Water and Jane, as well as Canadian indie Porcupine Lake....

THE SAMURAI IN AUTUMN (JESEN SAMURAJA): Action RomCom From Serbia

Director Danilo Backovic may very well have delivered the first fight film from Serbia with The Samurai In Autumn (Jesen Samuraja), a film that aims to blend realistic karate and MMA action with comic melodrama and action. The story follows...

Review: HAVANA MOTOR CLUB Tools Nicely Through Cuba

The rift between car culture and filmmaking isn't what we might think.   Considering both were invented and popularized at the same point in history, maybe this shouldn't be so surprising.  Although the rabid devotion that both inspire in their...

Blu-ray Review: DOWNHILL RACER Snaps Into Sharp Focus On Criterion

Here's what the Criterion Collection is good for: equal parts enshrining of significant milestones in the art of film (see last week's review of Ikiru), and the championing of striking works of filmcraft that have somehow slipped from the narrative...

Criterion Celebrates December: Harold Lloyd's SPEEDY, Michael Ritchie's DOWNHILL RACER, And More

The Criterion Collection gets in the spirit of the holiday season in December by offering a silent movie by Harold Lloyd. Now that's a holiday I can support! Speedy features Lloyd in his final leading performance in a silent feature,...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See TO THE FORE In Cinemas!

Dante Lam's latest film To The Fore is coming to Australian cinemas next week! The Unbeatable director reteams with popular star Eddie Peng for another exciting sports drama, this time about the competitive world of cycling.  Thanks to its distributor in...

Review: SOUTHPAW Fights Itself To A Draw

Movies about boxers enjoyed a revival in the 1970s, marked by the popularity of Rocky, a well-made tale about an underdog getting a shot at the title, and the artistry of Raging Bull, which depicted the savagery of the sport...

Neuchatel 2015: GREEN ROOM, THE INVITATION Win

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival wrapped this past Saturday with an awards ceremony that saw Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room win a whopping three awards: the HR Giger Narcisse Award for Best Feature Film, the Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award, and the RTS...

Your First Look At Aaron Eckhart And Miles Teller In BLEED FOR THIS

We have your first look at Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller in Ben Younger's third feature film Bleed For This. You do not get a really good look at Eckhart but a buff Teller is front and center in the...

Trailer: Dante Lam, Eddie Peng Back In The Saddle For TO THE FORE

Hot on the heels of their blockbuster collaboration Unbeatable, Hong Kong action auteur Dante Lam and Taiwanese superstar Eddie Peng reunite for the globe-trotting cycling drama To The Fore. While plot details are light on the ground right now, the...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks FOXCATCHER, THEORY OF EVERYTHING and THE FORCE UNLEASHED

Some more TIFF films seeing wider release - Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher serves up some mighty performances by Tatum, Carell and Ruffalo, The Theory of Everything gives audiences a look at the more romantic side of Stephen Hawking, and, of course,...

Review: FOXCATCHER, A Rewarding Look Into A Cold And Strange World

John Eleuthère du Pont, one of the heirs to the vast Du Pont fortune, had it all, it seemed. Wealthy almost beyond measure, he studied and wrote on ornithology and was an avid philatelist, having paid a record (at the...

Lucy Liu Will Smuggle Humans In SNAKEHEAD

Lucy Liu, who lately has been investigating crime on the U.S. television show Elementary, will become a human smuggler in Snakehead. Evan Jackson Leong (Linsanity) has written the script and will direct. Liu, a native New Yorker, will play a Chinese...

Review: NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY With (Soul) Power

"I pitched every game in the Major Leagues under the influence of drugs," reveals Dock Ellis, the late baseball player who in 1970 threw a "no-no" (no-hitter) for the Pittsburgh Pirates while he was high on LSD. This is the...

852 Films Serves First Teaser For Derek Kwok's Badminton Flick FULL STRIKE

The first teaser for Full Strike has just hit online, showing off the impressive line-up of talent in director Derek Kwok's upcoming badminton tournament flick. Produced by Josie Ho's 852 Films, the film sees the actress star alongside Ekin Cheng,...

Review: Football Doc WE COULD BE KING Tackles Big Issues

Sports docs are fickle things. Often they're little more than highlight reels, adding a bit of social drama in to make the story seem more relevant than just the drama tallied on the scoreboard. Yet when done right, the...

CUBAN FURY Clips: It's A Dance-Off To The Death!

Now available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms, and coming to DVD next week (July 29), Cuban Fury stars Nick Frost in the tale of a man who learns how to dance the salsa so he can woo...

Exclusive Interview: ScreenAnarchy Talks To Steve James About LIFE ITSELF And More

It's a rare pleasure to be able to follow up with an interview subject on a given project. I had the pleasure of speaking with documentarian Steve James mere hours after his remarkable film, Life Itself, made its debut....

Win A CUBAN FURY Poster And Blu-Ray

Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd star in Cuban Fury as - of all things - rivals competing for the same woman (Rashida Jones) with the power of salsa dance. The UK comedy hits DVD and Blu-Ray on July 29th and...

Álex de la Iglesia's Docufiction On Footballer MESSI Gets A Trailer

"Thank God that (Lionel) Messi exists", says legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff at the end of the first trailer for Messi, Álex de la Iglesia's documentary/dramatization dedicated to the current Argentina national football squad and FC Barcelona leader. The Spanish filmmaker...