Tag: war

Blu-ray Review: Claire Denis' BEAU TRAVAIL Is A Last, Best Dance

The first time I saw Claire Denis' Beau Travail -- at a Cinematheque Ontario screening, which must have been long enough ago that it was before the TIFF Bell Lightbox -- I was convinced throughout, and for quite a while...

Review: MULAN, Not Quite Equal to an Illustrious Predecessor

Directed by Niko Caro, Disney's live-action adaptation of a classic Chinese tale stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen and Jet Li.

BEHIND THE LINE: ESCAPE TO DUNKIRK Exclusive Clip From Ben Mole's War Action Flick

Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk, a war action flick written and directed by Ben Mole, is coming to Digital, VOD and DVD on August 18th. We have an exclusive clip to share with you, which you will find below.  ...

Blu-ray Review: Godard's LE PETIT SOLDAT Marches onto Criterion Blu-ray

“Cinema is truth at 24 frames per second.“   Any self-respecting student of deeper film history (casual or otherwise) has no doubt come upon the above quote credited to Jean-Luc Godard, perhaps multiple times.  It’s quick, snappy, and affirming nature makes...

Rotterdam 2020 Review: In THE END WILL BE SPECTACULAR, Filmmaking Meets Journalism

The under-reported resistance during the 2016 siege of Sur receives an insider's treatment, while emphasizing female empowerment in the usually male-dominated area of military conflict.

Oscars 2020 Review: THE PAINTED BIRD, A Child's Adventures in Abominationland

A WWII coming-of-age not for the faint of heart is the Czech Repulic´s bid for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Friday One Sheet: A HIDDEN LIFE

You are always guaranteed a great poster for the films of Terrence Malick. A Hidden Life premiered at Cannes in May, but here is a teaser poster for its Toronto International Film Festival screening. Set in World War II, and...

Friday One Sheet: JOJO RABBIT And The Handbill Aesthetic

A mixture of techniques in play make for an interesting, photo-free, text heavy poster for Taika Waititi's last film, Jojo Rabbit. The large splashes of text all over the key art looks painted with a wide brush. It being a...

Now on Blu-ray: Severin Films Delivers Filth To Your Doorstep With ROBOWAR, THE BEAST IN HEAT, & NIGHT KILLER

Severin Films is one of the most reliable purveyors of high-quality trash on the planet right now, and their latest trio of releases for July is no exception. Today we're looking at three of the sleaziest exploitation films out there...

Blu-ray Review: DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT Radiates Brilliant Delirium

Czechoslovak New Wave firebrand Jan Němec's debut film is an experimental World War II tale of survival.

Review: DIETRICH & VON STERNBERG IN HOLLYWOOD on Criterion Blu-ray

"Shadow is mystery and light is clarity. Shadow conceals, light reveals. To know what to reveal and what to conceal and then what degree and how to do this is all there is to art." - Josef von Sternberg  In...

Review: GOYO: THE YOUNG GENERAL, Reversing the Hero's Journey

Warning: Full spoilers...but come on, it's a biopic! Are spoilers even possible?!?   In the Philippines, we are taught to worship heroes from a young age. In primary school, we are made to memorize single-line descriptions of what to remember...

TRENCH 11: Hey America! Enter Our DVD Giveaway

We have a DVD giveaway this week for our American readers. We have a couple copies of Leo Scherman's wartime horror film Trench 11 to give away. His film is releasing today on home video but if you want to...

TRENCH 11: Watch This Exclusive Clip From The War Time Horror Flick

Leo Scherman's war time horror flick Trench 11 will be available in U.S. on Digital, VOD and DVD on Sept. 4th thanks to the fine folks at RLJE Films. The U.S. distributor has given Screen Anarchy an exclusive clip to...

TRENCH 11: Check Out The New Trailer And Poster For Canadian Wartime Horror

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment will release Leo Scherman's WWI horror flick Trench 11 in Canadian cinemas on August 31st. They will follow the theatrical with VOD on September 4th.    The lads have passed along the new poster...

Konstantin Khabenskiy Leads An Escape From SOBIBOR

Russian star Konstantin Khabenskiy rose to international fame through his lead roles in Timur Bekmambetov's Night Watch films - followed by a memorable support part in Bekmambetov's English debut Wanted -  and he now makes his directorial debut with the...

Large Scale Tank Battles In Aleksey Sidorov's T-34 Trailer!

Russian helmer Aleksey Sidorov first came to our attention here with his slick boxing themed crime thriller Shadowboxing several years back. He was clearly a director looking to create large scale entertainment with the technical chops to do exactly that...

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...

SPECTRAL Trailer: Netflix's Supernatural War Movie Hits this Week

I had big hopes for Spectral when it was announced that Legendary would be producing it. A big budget supernatural war movie blending the raw aesthetic of Black Hawk Down with the notion of a ghostly invasion sounded like a great...

Classic movie review: Shiri, a South Korean action movie from 1998

Movies with war, political and society differences can be difficult to avoid being a propaganda movie instead of being just an ordinary movie. But there are a few movies that actually succeeded to get away from the propaganda stamp such...