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Friday One Sheet: INSIDE

I love a good teaser poster, and these three pieces of key art for Vasilis Katsoupis' debut feature deliver a satisfying tease. The film, Inside, is a one man, one room heist film starring Willem Dafoe, who slowly goes crazy after...

Review: DEAD FOR A DOLLAR, Character Actor Goodness in a B-Western Package

In his 1962 essay, "White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art," critic Manny Farber comes firmly down on the side of filmmakers and actors who are completely at odds with the zeitgeist or trends, and nibble away at the edges of...

Friday One Sheet: THE NORTHMAN

In case you missed it earlier in the week when the trailer dropped, here is the fire and brimstone key art for Robert Eggers' The Northman. Designed by studio AVPrint (who also did this year's wonderful hand-drawn one-sheet for Lamb and the...

Interview: Abel Ferrara Talks Pandemic Film ZEROS AND ONES, Recalls Cult Classic MS .45

At 70, Abel Ferrara lives with his partner Cristina Chiriac and their little daughter Anna in Rome, Italy. Far from the city that made him a legendary filmmaker, he makes fictions and documentaries with absolute creative freedom, personal works that...

Review: THE CARD COUNTER, Paul Schrader Delivers Another Searing Indictment of American Politics and Ideology

With an eye-catching title like The Card Counter, it’s more than reasonable for viewers to assume and/or expect that writer-director Paul Schrader’s (Reformed, American Gigolo, Blue Collar) latest film, an expansive, provocative existential drama, will focus primarily, if not exclusively,...

Review: SIBERIA, Willem Dafoe on an Abel Ferrara Roller Coaster

Willem Dafoe, Dounia Sichov and Simon McBurney star in a European horror fantasy, directed by Abel Ferrara.

Friday One Sheet: THE (Animated) FRENCH DISPATCH

It has been over a year since The French Dispatch (of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Star) was to premiere at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. After numerous date changes and the typical COVID release dance seen for major titles, the...

Review: TOMMASO Stars a Riveting Willem Dafoe As Abel Ferrara Stand-In

The unexamined life is not worth living. The half-examined life isn’t worth living either or - to be more accurate - isn’t worth documenting in narrative film, let alone a character study with a two-hour running time and a loose,...

Berlinale 2020 Review: SIBERIA, Carnivalesque Therapy Session Turned Divine Journey

Willem Dafoe stars in Abel Ferrara's Rorschach of a film that might and might not be a satire of expressionist psychoanalytical drama.

Friday One Sheet: THE FRENCH DISPATCH

The French Dispatch of The Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, has this piece of delightful Wes Anderson clutter (in title and design) slash dollhouse-diorama as its first piece of key art. What has become the norm for the filmmaker, is to...

Now Streaming: TOGO, Of Dafoe and a Dog

Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson star in the dramatic adventure, based on a true story. Ericson Core directed.

ScreenAnarchy's Top Ten Films of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, ScreenAnarchy’s global team of critics and cineastes weighs in with our favourite cinematic offerings from the past 12 months, which saw Netflix lead the charge for cementing the legitimacy of the streaming platforms, while...

Vancouver 2019 Review: THE LIGHTHOUSE, Startling, Darkly Funny Maritime Nightmare

After a sleeper hit and critical success with 2015's The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers crafts a startling, darkly funny maritime nightmare: The Lighthouse. Like Eggers' debut feature, The Lighthouse is fully committed to the aesthetics, language, and atmosphere of its...

Friday One Sheet: Robert Eggers' Cursed Animal Series Continues With THE LIGHTHOUSE

A24 recently put out a new poster for this loopy, horrific, sad, entertaining, difficult, oddly-aspect ratio'd, actors workshop of a period horror, The Lighthouse. The poster is a direct nod to Robert Eggers' previous period horror picture, The VVitch, which...

Friday One Sheet: THE LIGHTHOUSE in Glorious, Stark, Black And White

Robert Eggers' Cannes-feted sophomore film, The Lighthouse, gets a gorgeous poster, which matches the high contrast black and white trailer that also dropped this week. (It is embedded below if you have not had the pleasure yet.) It is rare...

Cannes 2019 Interview: Abel Ferrara and TOMMASO

Like Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant, Abel Ferrara is an artist who’s never been afraid to let it all hang out. In fact, I can think of few filmmakers more ready, willing and capable of cinematically exorcising personal demons in...

It's Going To Be A Scorching Summer With Arrow Video's July Titles

Arrow Video's July announcements are here, and there are more than a few welcome surprises! With seven total releases during the month, there are several high profile classic '80s comedies in the mix that, frankly, I did not see coming....

THE LIGHTHOUSE: What We Know About Robert Eggers' Mysterious New Film

Billed as a fantasy/horror/drama, Robert Eggers' (The Witch) next film looks to be a sparsely populated, black and white historical piece centered around two men and a Nova Scotia lighthouse. It was co-written with Max Eggers. Currently, the film only...

Review: AQUAMAN, Throwing Caution to the Sea, and Back Again

Get ready to get wet, for good reason.

Now on Blu-ray: eXistenZ & THE GRIFTERS From 101 Films Black Label

UK cult home video specialists 101 Films recently launched a new line of limited edition releases under the banner 101 Black Label. The first two films to get the deluxe treatment are David Cronenberg's eXistenZ and Stephen Frears' The Grifters....