Tag: thriller

Review: THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD, An Incoherent, Unfunny Action-Comedy

If there was an Academy Award for Best Skincare Routine And/Or Genetics (All Ages Category), Salma Hayek undoubtedly would take the award going away. There isn't, unfortunately. Hayek, though, is practically flawless every time she makes a welcome appearance in...

THE MAURITANIAN: Blu-ray Giveaway

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Kevin Macdonald's drama thriller The Mauritanian on Blu-ray and DVD on May 11th. Screen Anarchy has three (3) Blu-rays to give away to our readers in the U.S. Look for details down below on...

Summer Is Heating Up With Arrow Video This July: TRUE ROMANCE & CAT O'NINE TAILS UHD, DAIMAJIN, Classic Westerns & THRESHOLD

Another month, another bumper crop of Arrow Video releases. This July things are going to get very expensive for film fans with several must-own editions of classic and contemporary films for collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. First of...

Review: THE VIRTUOSO, An Empty Exercise in Faux-Noir

Anthony Hopkins, Abbie Cornish and Diora Baird star in an action-crime thriller, directed by Nick Stagliano.

Review: THINGS HEARD AND SEEN, A Failure As Domestic Drama and Supernatural Thriller

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s (The Extra Man, The Nanny Diaries, American Splendor) no-thrills, no-chills, ultimately shrug-worthy adaptation of Elizabeth Brundage’s 2016 well-regarded, literary novel, Things Heard & Seen, works hard to turn tired, overused tropes into a compelling,...

Review: WITHOUT REMORSE, Michael B. Jordan Gets an Action Franchise To Call His Own

In Hollywood, a performer’s longevity is directly proportional to their connection to a long-running series or franchise (the more, the better), an immutable fact Michael B. Jordan, an actor with Oscar-worthy talent, has known for quite a while, hitching his...

Interview: RIDE OR DIE's Mizuhara Kiko and Sato Honami Test Cinema Sexuality, Gender Norms

  A combustible erotic tale of two opposites drawn together by a shocking act, Netflix’s Ride Or Die is determined from its outset to push envelopes.    Starring Japan’s It Girl, Dallas-born model, fashion designer/entrepreneur, Mizuhara Kiko, and former Gesu...

Fantaspoa 2021 Review: NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN'S NIGHT

Ulysses is a hundred-year-old man living with his wife, Dalia, in their Argentine colonial apartment. This is the last night of his life and Ulysses will start to experience frightening events in his apartment and throughout the building. They are...

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR: Shudder Acquires Debut Thriller From THE DJINN Filmmakers

Shudder has picked up the streaming rights for The Boy Behind the Door, the debut thriller from filmmaking duo, Justin Powell and David Charbonier. Shudder will put the film on their streaming service in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland,...

Review: THE BANISHING, Period Supernatural Horror Delivers Slow-Burn Chills

There’s an intriguing moment in director Christopher Smith’s (Black Death, Triangle, Severance, Creep) latest contribution to the supernatural horror sub-genre, The Banishing: Harry Price (Sean Harris, committed in every sense of the word), a seedy, small-town occultist with a bad...

GREAT WHITE: RLJE Films and Shudder Catch Australian Horror Action For North America

Everything in Australia is trying to kill you. You might as well immortalize it with film. RLJE Films and Shudder have picked up the Australian horror/action flick Great White, directed by Martin Wilson.    In GREAT WHITE, a blissful tourist...

Review: THE NEVERS, Don't Call It a Comeback, They've Been Here For Years

Joss Whedon’s (Avengers, Firefly, Angel, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) banishment from public life has been as swift as it has been brutal. By all accounts, Whedon’s fall from professional grace was well-deserved. After the box-office failure and critical drubbing of...

Arrow Video Brings Argento's Debut To UHD, Italian Crime Films, MAJOR DUNDEE, THE STYLIST, & Classic Masamura To Blu This June.

Dario Argento's stunning debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, flies onto 4K UHD for the first time through Arrow Video, and that's only the beginning! Also coming this summer is an incredible box set of Italian crime films called...

SXSW 2021 Review: SOUND OF VIOLENCE

After surviving a horrible childhood tragedy that took the lives of her whole family, Alexis has been chasing down sounds that help her experience the phenomena called Synesthesia. It is usually an involuntary experience in a second sense. Alexis sees...

Review: PHOBIAS, An Anthology Of Fears

Who doesn’t like a good anthology film? It gives directors a chance to try out new things in a short timeframe, and it gives viewers a chance to discover the work of someone they might have otherwise missed out on....

Shudder in April: Halfway to Halloween Month Returns With CREEPSHOW, THE LAST DRIVE IN, PENNINSULA And so Much More

Wow. March is only 4 days old and already we have an announcement about Shudder's lineup for April. We know March is the one year anniversary of (waves hands around) *THIS* here in North America and we're all eager to...

LOBO FEROZ: Spanish Language Adaptation of BIG BAD WOLVES is Finally Underway

Production has finally begun on Lobo Feroz the Spanish language adaptation of the Israeli revenge thriller Big Bad Wolves. We shared the news with you about this adaptation back in May 2019, but you know, plague and pestilence got in...

Friday One Sheet: THE AMUSEMENT PARK

This surreal poster from designer Aleksander Walijewski echoes the strange feeling of getting a 'new' George A. Romero film nearly four years after the maestro's passing. The film is, of course, not 'new' in the sense that it was made...

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE Interview: Jay Baruchel On His Potent Horror Debut

Canada’s Jay Baruchel became known as part of the group of young comedians linked to Judd Apatow. In the romantic comedy Knocked Up, for example, he portrayed one of the friends of the protagonist played by Seth Rogen. He later...

Review: I CARE A LOT, Come for Rosamund Pike's Performance, Stay for the Wicked Satire

The Trump Era may be officially over, but Trump’s legacy of greed, corruption, and malfeasance lives on in J Blakeson’s (Gunpowder, The Disappearance of Alice Creed) scabrous, scathing satire, I Care a Lot, a not particularly deep, if viciously funny,...