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Toronto 2020 Review: FAUNA Cleverly Deconstructs The Mexican Social Contract

Poor Paco needs a cigarette. Badly. After arguing with his girlfriend, Flora, and fighting with Waze and Wifi they eventually arrive in the remote Mexican village of her childhood, only to find her parents not to be around. The house...

Blood Window 2020: Final Call For BW Screenings Section

One week from this coming Monday is the deadline for the BW Screenings section in the Blood Window Program at Ventana Sur in Beunos Aires, Argentina.    The section is for films near completion, that are in post, works in...

Trailer & Poster for SYNCHRONIC: Psychedelic Time Travel Chaos

It's not secret that we at ScreenAnarchy are big fans of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson. And we love their movies, too. They have a particular perspective in blending science fiction and drama with some horror thrown in, that makes...

Santiago Horror 2020: Festival Goes Virtual With World Premieres of SKY SHARKS, THE DEEP ONES And Local Film SEJI

Festival season is kind of back, for better or worse. Films are finding spots on the circuit as more festivals adopt the virtual experience where possible.    Our friends at the Santiago Horror Film Festival in Chile have announced this...

MotelX 2020 Review: ICH-CHI, Reality Bending Mystical Horror From Indigenous Russia

A Yakut family run an isolated farm in the Republic of Sakha, the largest region in Russia, but also the most inhospitable. Tensions are on the rise when one of their sons returns home with his wife and child, begging...

Sitges 2020: Chilean Horror Anthology APPS Chosen For Festival's 'Coming Soon' Section

Some friends of ours from Chile have a new horror anthology called APPS and will be part of the Coming Soon program at Sitges.   Our friends Lucio A Rojas and Sandra Arriagada have both contributed to the projected. We...

Review: RENT-A-PAL Thrives On Dual Performances From Wil Wheaton and Brian Landis Folkins

Jon Stevenson wrote and directed the horror-thriller, starring Wil Wheaton and Brian Landis Folkins as two people who form a costly friendship.

MotelX 2020 Review: THE HISTORY OF THE OCCULT, a Race Against The Clock to Unveil an Evil Union

60 Minutes to Midnight, an investigative journalism program on television in Argentina has been cancelled. Having made their share of enemies throughout their run the program runners are about to air its last episode and plan to go out with...

Mayhem 2020: Announcing Physical Screenings of BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, PSYCHO GOREMAN And THE OAK ROOM

The international genre festival circuit has been finding ways to adapt to pandemic climate. Our friends at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, UK announced in July that they would be presenting a 'Skeleton Edition' this year.    Today the...

Fantasia 2020 Interview: Lloyd Kaufman On #SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM and Challenges of Independent Filmmaking

Even though Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Entertainment and director/star of #ShakespearesShitstorm, has a new movie to promote, his mind is always on the problems that American independent cinema has faced for years. “The independents in America don’t have any...

MotelX 2020 Review: An Adorable Hellion Hilariously Faces Off With Intergalactic Evil in PSYCHO GOREMAN

Sister and brother Mimi and Luke have unwittingly resurrected Psycho Goreman, PG for short, an ancient creature lying dormant in their backyard. Hellbent on continuing his quest of destroying everything in existence he is held back by one little thing....

Fantasia 2020 Interview: Director Sidharth Srinivasan Talks KRIYA, Death Rituals and Male Guilt

India’s representative at this year’s (virtual) Fantasia International Film Festival was Kriya, written and directed by Sidharth Srinivasan. At a nightclub party, the DJ, a young man named Neel (Noble Luke), ends up hooking up with a girl (Sitara, played...

BLOOD QUANTUM Interviews: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Michael Greyeyes Talk Zombies and Indigenous Representation in Film

Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum is a very singular zombie film, set in a First Nations reserve in Canada called Red Crow. Structurally, Blood Quantum follows pretty much two days in the lives of several characters from the reserve, including the chief...

L'Étrange 2020 Review: ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Absurdism & Hope in the Time of Apocalypse

The expression "You either you love [insert name here]'s work or you hate it" is a phrase perhaps a bit oversued, but I'm not sure there is a filmmaker to whom it more readily applies than Roy Andersson. His films,...

Venice 2020 Review: APPLES, Greek Weird Wave, With a Spin

Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, and Anna Kalaitzidou star. Directed by Christos Nikou, the film is a full-blooded, absurdist deadpan parable, cut from the finest Greek New Wave cloth.

Imagine 2020 Review: SLEEPLESS BEAUTY Keeps You Awake

Lo and behold: despite the limitations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Amsterdam-based Imagine Film Festival managed to get itself two theatrical world premieres for its 2020 edition. One of them was Peet Gelderblom's poetic collage film When Forever...

Review: I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS By Charlie Kaufman

In director Spike Jonze’s Adaptation, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is in the film as himself played by Nicolas Cage. That character puts his own spin on the book in that film when he is tasked with writing a screenplay for it....

Fantasia 2020: Audience Awards, The People Have Meowed!

In the world of international genre film festivals there is no audience like the group of rascals and miscrients that make up the Fantasia audience. Brimming with unbridled enthusiasm and generosity they welcome each year's lineup with open arms.   ...

L'Étrange 2020 Review: THE WITCH OF KING'S CROSS, The Soul of a Great Artist Laid Bare

When you are heavily involved in an art form, or maybe two, other art forms often slip under your radar, or you rely on friends' facebook posts to keep you informed, even with an artist you wish you knew about...

Fantasia 2020 Review: UNDERGODS, Get Caught Under Its Dystopian Spell

K and Z drive through a desolate wasteland, made up of crumbling infrastructure and empty apartment buildings. Picking up the scraps of humanity there are always stories to tell to fill the time. Ron and Ruth welcome a neighbour into...