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Blu-ray Review: Terry Gilliam's JABBERWOCKY on Criterion, Vital, Promising, More Quirky Than Funny

Surprise! The delightful, self-deprecating audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin is what sold me on Jabberwocky, a very British film loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll's poem. Released in the U.K. and the U.S. in April 1977 -- two...

Criterion in November 2017: LE SAMOURAI, DESERT HEARTS, JABBERWOCKY, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

New digital restorations are the main attractions for four titles that will be arriving via the Criterion Collection in November 2017. Le Samourai is the one that caught my eye first. Jean-Pierre Melville's work has been influential upon more than...

10+ Years Later: Is TIME BANDITS Still One for the Ages?

Going back through the time portal, there was a point when Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits was practically an obsession. It had most everything to do with the director. For my close friends and I, Gilliam was part of an impeccable...

Gaiman And Pratchett's GOOD OMENS Coming To Amazon

Oh, it's good news here for scifi-fantasy fans with word reaking this morning that author Neil Gaiman is on board as an executive producer for an adaptation of Good Omens - the apocalyptic comedy he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett -...

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Adam Driver Joins Michael Palin In Terry Gilliam Pic

Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has experienced many levels of development hell. Any version of the film has been in the works longer than any of the ScreenAnarchy crew's offspring have been alive. We are talking nearly...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING In Cinemas!

Thanks to Australian distributor Icon Film Distribution, we have FIVE double passes for Absolutely Anything to give away to our readers. This outrageous comedy is directed by Terry Jones (Life of Brian) and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley,...

Terry Gilliam Is Tilting At Windmills Again, This Time With Amazon Money

Terry Gilliam's abortive attempts to make his big screen riff on Cervantes' famous novel are well documented in the wonderful film, Lost in La Mancha. But at various film Q&As and other settings, people have been asking the director for years...

Simon Pegg! Monty Python! Robin Williams! It's The Trailer For Terry Jones' ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!

Terry Jones has gone and gotten the Monty Python gang back together - along with a couple of notable outside additions- for his latest directorial effort and after a long wait the first trailer for his Absolutely Anything has finally...

Meeting The Criterion: TIME BANDITS On Blu-ray

Time Bandits (1981) is often called Terry Gilliam's most accessible film, which has always seemed like a back-handed compliment to me. Is there a more neutral term than accessible? Gilliam's work is characterized by anything but neutrality. It's a narrative resume...

Zero Must Equal 100%: An Interview with Terry Gilliam

Photo: Jay Brooks/SagaBrazil was one of the first films that got me interested in the medium as an art form, as opposed to just entertainment. Interestingly, I had seen the trailer before a screening of Jeunet and Caro's City of...

Review: THE ZERO THEOREM, A Step Back Into The Future

In Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, the old master of visual overload and absurd humor heads back to his "Brazilian" roots. He tells the story of Qohen Leth, a schizophrenic futuristic data mathematician trying to find a solution for the...

Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Announces First Titles

Presenting a marvelous banquet of fantastic titles with their first announcement, Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film has, in the proverbial sense, something for everyone -- as long as you have good taste in genre...

MOOD INDIGO And ZERO THEOREM To Open Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival

The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival announced the first four titles of this year's lineup for our festival. Formerly the Dark Bridges Film Festival, we announced these four titles the other night during a screening of Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer at our home...

Gilliam's ZERO THEOREM Finds A US Home

Fans of Terry Gilliam rejoice, for word has just arrived that his latest effort - the Christoph Waltz starring oddity The Zero Theorem - has found a US home with Amplify and WellGo USA teaming up to release the film...

IMAGINE 2014 Promises THE RAID 2, THE WIND RISES And More

Come April 8th, the 2014 edition of Imagine begins, Amsterdam's annual genre film festival. This week the festival's website revealed the first few titles, and an impressive shortlist it is! First up: The Raid 2, which is much anticipated in...

Monty Python Reuniting For New Stage Show!

Details are still scarce, with the official press conference not scheduled until Thursday, but the surviving members of legendary comedy troupe Monty Python are confirming that they are reuniting for a new stage show. New material? Old material? A blend...

To Dream the Impossible Dream: Gilliam May Attempt DON QUIXOTE Again

An article on The Playlist suggests that Terry Gilliam might attempt, for the seventh time, to make his dream of a film version of Cervantes' daunting novel, Don Quixote, a reality. The documentary on the subject, Lost in La Mancha,...

Stanley Kubrick Wanted Terry Gilliam To Direct SON OF STRANGELOVE

There are certain things in this life that just do not appear to go together and - on first blush, at least - it would appear that Stanley Kubrick and sequels are two of those things. And yet ScreenAnarchy has...

Venice 2013 Review: THE ZERO THEOREM, A Step Back To The Future

In Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, the old master of visual overload and absurd humor heads back to his "Brazilian" roots. He tells the story of Qohen Leth, a schizophrenic futuristic data mathematician trying to find a solution for...

A Dozen Directors We'd Love To See Handed A Cool Hundred Million

We all know the phenomenon: there are movies out there that we'd love to see, but do not get their financing sorted. Some directors are just not lucky enough, some seem to be cursed (cough-Gilliam-cough), but sometimes directors just aren't...