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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...

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.

Blu-ray Review: THE FLORIDA PROJECT, Another Exuberant Celebration of Life on the Fringe From Sean Baker

Director Sean Baker is perhaps the most empathetic filmmaker working today. Two years ago his film Tangerine, famously shot entirely on iPhones, was a runaway critical success. That film, the story of a transgendered prostitute hunting down her philandering boyfriend,...

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...

ScreenAnarchy's Favourite Films of 2017

Another year over, and what an annus horribilis it proved to be in so many ways. But away from the political atrocities that took place in pretty much every country you care to mention, and the sexual harassment scandals that...

New York 2017 Review: THE FLORIDA PROJECT, A Stunning Work of Authenticity and Humanism

As with Tangerine, Baker uses mostly untrained non-actors to portray people on the skid and just have them run with the materials they were given. The result is a stunning work of authenticity, brimming with humor, heartache and much humanism.

Review: DEATH NOTE, A Boy And His Death God

Live-action versions of animes – especially the Westernized kind – are tough to pull off, and the reason why goes beyond the dreaded “whitewashing”. Rather, there’s a huge cultural barrier to overcome; anime series and TV shows are very, very...

New DEATH NOTE Trailer: You're Going to Get Yours

Boy, I hope this is good. Directed by Adam Wingard, Death Note is heading to Netflix on August 25. The English-language version has the following official description: "Intoxicated by the power of a supernatural notebook, a young man begins killing...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: A Strong Year for the Sidebars

The main attraction at what might be the world's most bifurcated film festival is certainly the Palme d'Or competition. But there is always a film or two that finds a fair amount of buzz out of one of the primary...

Review: In Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL, Matt Damon Saves the World

I've seen sillier attempts at blockbuster fantasy films than Zhang Yimou's latest, The Great Wall, but I must admit it's been a while. The director, one of China's most respected visual artists after his stunning work on crossover hit wu...

Interview: Paul Schrader Talks DOG EAT DOG

Paul Schrader's ultra-violent new film, Dog Eat Dog, starring a badder lieutenant, Nicolas Cage, and hyper-batshit Willem Dafoe, isn't just another crime film; it's every crime film. With Dog Eat Dog, adapted from guru of grit crime fiction novelist Eddie...

Review: DOG EAT DOG Doesn't Give A Shit What You (Or I) Think

The press notes for Paul Schrader's grotesque, and let's face it, kind of loopy, story of disorganized crime offer a mission statement for its own unusual blend of zero budget and A-list talent: "The freedom not to be boring." This...

DOG EAT DOG: RLJ Entertainment Grabs North American Rights For Paul Schrader's Kindnapping Flick

Ahead of it's North American premiere here in Toronto next month RLJ Entertainment has acquired the North American rights for Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. As you will read in the press announcement excerpt...

Matt Damon And Andy Lau Will Save The World In Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL

Chinese blockbuster director Zhang Yimou is no stranger to casting Hollywood A-listers in his projects since wooing Christian Bale for his 2011 epic The Flowers of War. While that film made huge bank in China, it failed to make the...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks NIGHTCRAWLER, FORCE MAJEURE, Stanley Kubrick, And More

A double bill this week, where we talk about new openings like Nightcrawler, Force Majeure and Maps to the Stars, as well as the new Kubrick exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.As a bonus, there's also the coverage from the...

Review: JOHN WICK, Make Him Mad, Suffer The Consequences

When you're an elite assassin, you don't need to clean up the bloody scenes of carnage you create. Thus, hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves), retired for four years, can draw upon his ample financial resources to hire an ultra-discreet...

Never Come Between A Hitman And His Dog. Watch The Kinetic Second Trailer For Keanu Reeves' Starrer JOHN WICK

"Yeah, I think I'm back," Keanu Reeves' mutters in this second trailer for John Wick. And while I'm not sure he's been gone, exactly, but the general sentiment about John Wick when it screened to an overwhelmingly positive response at...

Fantastic Fest 2014: JOHN WICK Quickly Runs Out Of Body Bags

When you're an elite assassin, you don't need to clean up the bloody scenes of carnage you create. Thus, hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves), retired for four years, can draw upon his ample financial resources to hire an ultra-discreet...