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Trailer: BEAUTIFUL BOY Offers Earnestness and Tragedy

Belgian director Felix van Groeningen is deeply interested in chronicling the emotional lay-of-the-land of 'downfall.' From his comedic family comedy-drama The Misfortunates, to the death of a small child for a pair of firebrand Bluegrass musicians in The Broken Circle...

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...

Review: CAFE SOCIETY, Woody Allen's Entertaining, If Familiar, Comedy

You ever see the Woody Allen film about the older man who’s in love with a younger woman, only to have her torn between her affection for another nebbishy guy? Sure, it’s fair to say that Allen’s treading on familiar...

Cannes 2016 Review: Woody Allen Visits CAFÉ SOCIETY

You ever see the Woody Allen film about the older man who’s in love with a younger woman, only to have her torn between her affection for another nebbishy guy? Sure it’s fair to say that Allen’s treading on familiar...

Review: THE BIG SHORT, Hey Stupid, Watch This Movie

Adam McKay's The Big Short quickly and stridently establishes a superior, condescending tone as it aims to mythologize a few men who were smart enough to recognize that a huge downturn in the housing mortgage market was looming in 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...

Cannes 2014 Review: FOXCATCHER Is Captivating, Rewarding

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

China Box Office: Minions Storm The Mainland As DESPICABLE ME 2 Opens Top

After a lengthy delay, Dreamworks' animated hit Despicable Me 2 finally opens in mainland China and goes straight into the top spot. Rank Title Origin 6/1-12/1 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 Despicable Me 2 USA $15.37 $15.37 3 2...

Review: ANCHORMAN 2 - THE LEGEND CONTINUES Tickles The Genitalia

Beowulf. Lancelot. Ron Burgundy. Legendary characters of mythology, heroic figures that transcend space, time, and good taste. But only one had a mustache that would provoke eruptive disturbances in the the genitalian region of even the most ascetic of deities,...

Review: THE WAY, WAY BACK, Charming, Honest, And LOL Funny

Being the awkward kid is the worst. Making friends is hard; everyone thinks you're one with the freaks, and contact with the opposite sex is pretty much non-existent. Since lack of confidence is always going to be an uphill battle...

Review: DESPICABLE ME 2 Is Even Weaker Than the First One

In the pilot episode of the animated sitcom Despicable Me -- which somehow appeared in movie theaters, despite clearly being meant for TV -- we were introduced to Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), a comically accented supervillain who adopted three...

AnarchyVision: Talking THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, Magic Movies, and more!

Continuing the magician theme this week, with talk of the disappointing Burt Wonderstone, along with that magical year of 2006 where competing magician movies tried to impress at the cinema....

SXSW 2013 Review: THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Pits Magic Against Stunts

Jim Carrey easily steals the spotlight in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone away from leading man Steve Carell, but it doesn't take a magician to understand why. As the titular character, Carell is the straight man, a wildly successful Las Vegas...

SXSW 2013 First Impression: THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Brings Big Laughs in Spurts

The SXSW Film Festival kicked things off today with the world premiere of Don Scardino's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Olvia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Alan Arkin. The film is about a magical friendship...

Sundance 2013 Review: THE WAY, WAY BACK Wants You to Laugh as Hard as You Can. And You Will.

Being the awkward kid is the worst. Making friends is hard; everyone thinks you're one with the freaks, and contact with the opposite sex is pretty much non-existent. Since lack of confidence is always going to be an uphill...

Sundance 2013 First Impression: THE WAY, WAY BACK is Heavy on Laughs

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash may not exactly be household names, but chances are you would recognize their faces from the myriad of comic roles they've played over the years. They made a splash on the filmmaker scene two...

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Trailer. Is It? Is It Incredible?

We're a tad late on this one but a lot of the ScreenAnarchy staff are traveling this weekend or spending time with their families in preparation for the holidays. Except me it seems. I'm the one with all the spare...

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World isn't your typical pre-apocalyptic Hollywood thriller. There is no escaping or delaying impending disaster -- the end is coming and there are only two options: continue on with your regular life,...

More Minions! First Teaser For DESPICABLE ME 2!

Much like the Martians in Toy Story the Minions of Despicable Me add virtually nothing to the actual story but a whole lot of awesome to the overall viewing experience. This is something their creators know full well so guess...