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HIGH LIFE Trailer: Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson Get Space Madness

In Claire Denis' High Life, a group of criminals accept a mission in space to become the subjects of a human reproduction experiment. Things go from complicated to worse to hallucinogenic when a storm of cosmic rays hit their ship....

Toronto 2018 Wrap: All Our Reviews & Coverage

Don't touch the cube! Things are long done at TIFF but we wanted to round up all our reviews and coverage in one place for easy access. We hope you enjoyed the fest, whether on the streets of Toronto, or...

Toronto 2018 Review: KINGSWAY, A Well-acted, If Slight, Dramedy

As a Vancouverite, my interest in seeing Bruce Sweeney's Kingsway stemmed almost entirely from the fact that it is shot and set in my city. Vancouver is, in fact, the third-largest centre for film and television production in North America,...

Toronto 2018 Review: SUMMER SURVIVORS, A Sensitive Look at Mental Health

Upon reading a plot description of Summer Survivors -- the debut feature by Lithuanian filmmaker Marija Kavtaradze -- one may imagine a quirky indie comedy with touches of the absurd. While the film does have its share of lighthearted, funny...

Toronto 2018 Dispatch: Chinese Costume Actioners SHADOW and LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT are Two Sides of the Same Coin

There's no doubting the stature of Chinese master directors Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige. These two stalwarts of the Fifith Generation of Chinese filmmakers burst onto the cinematic landscape with 20th century-set films Red Sorghum and Farewell My Concubine respectively. But arguably...

Toronto 2018 Preview: 10 Hot Titles to Watch from TIFF18

The Toronto Int'l Film Fest gets rolling on Thursday. With over 250 feature films, it's going to be another gigantic orgy of cinema. We've done our best to cull the massive listings and pick out just 10 films to draw...

FREAKS Teaser: Emile Hirsch Is a Paranoid Father in Sci-fi Thriller

A short teaser trailer has debuted for Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein's sci-fi thriller Freaks, ahead of its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival in a few weeks. Lipovsky is known for his work in the horror genre,...

Podcast: Talkin' Flicks With Pals Ep 1 - Talkin' Toronto 2017

Hello, and welcome to Talking Flicks With Pals, a new ScreenAnarchy podcast that aims to capture a bit of good old fashioned screen-related conversation. Should these first few episodes yield quality talks that film pals from around the world consider...

Toronto 2017 Dispatch: Worldwide Faves Deliver in their Mother Tongues

Although it's often the big Hollywood awards movies that get the most column inches, TIFF is always loaded with international films. 2017 is no different with many a Foreign Language Oscar submission making its North American debut at the festival....

Toronto 2017 Dispatch: Dark Comedies from Clooney/Coens, Payne, and Iannucci Scoring Well

In trying times, sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. It would seem that some of the leading filmmakers of today have taken that to heart and have also embraced the idea that a certain form of laughter laced with...

Toronto 2017 Preview: On the Genre Side

TIFF 2017 kicks off tomorrow and we continue our preview series today with a look at movies that lean a bit more genre. These aren't all Midnight Madness flicks, but they are all on the fantastic side of things. Don't...

Toronto 2017 Preview: The Best from Other Fests

TIFF 2017 kicks off in Toronto on Thursday and we've got a packed week of previews leading up to the crazy huge festival. Even though this year's program has been reduced a bit, it's still one of the world's biggest...

Hot Docs 2017 Interview: Listen to Music On Screen - Tony Palmer on The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Frank Zappa, Stanley Kubrick and More

Tony Palmer told this story far better than I ever could when he was introducing his TV works, All My Loving and All You Need is Love (Episode 14), at the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival, but I’m going to...

Tokyo 2016: Godzilla To Receive ARIGATO Award

In a rather amusing turn of events, Godzilla managed to make the news again this weekend after winning the annual TIFF ARIGATO Award. Now in its second year, the "Thank You" Award is given out to talented individuals, who wholeheartedly...

Tokyo 2016: Lineup and Recommendations

As the countdown on the official website keeps gently reminding us, there are only a few days left to go until Tokyo International Film Festival. Roppongi Hills, along with other venues, will once again play host to one of the...

HEADSHOT Bludgeons And Brutalizes Online With Its First Teaser

TIFF attendees are days away from the forthcoming Midnight Madness premiere of the new Iko Uwais-starring thriller, Headshot, and so the promotional campaign officially ramped up this week with a new teaser first presented at EW, and now officially from...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from Midnight Madness & Vanguard

The Toronto International Film Festival gets going on Thursday! Yesterday we took a quick look at the Galas and Special Presentations. Today we turn our attention to two of our favorite sections: Midnight Madness and Vanguard. This was really hard...

Toronto 2016 Preview: 10 to Watch from Galas & Special Presentations

It's time once again for the Toronto International Film Festival! The big Canadian fest kicks off Thursday and we've got a few days of previews in store for the Screen Anarchy faithful. These are just a few of the over...

Exclusive HEADSHOT Poster Premiere Looks Badass

To say we're fans of Indonesian action around here is a bit of an understatement. So it's our great pleasure to debut the awesome poster for the Mo Bros (that's Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, if anyone's asking) upcoming Headshot...

Toronto 2016 Vanguard Announcement Led by Amirpour, Du Welz, and Nacho Vigalondo

TIFF's Vanguard Program(me) always features some of the most innovative filmmakers on the international scene. Ana Lily Amirpour is just that and her debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night made everyone sit up and ask what else...