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Morbido 2018 Wrap-up: Stories From My Happy Place

Since the first year I went to Morbido it quickly became my home away from home. I use my vacation time to go to two festivals and/or copro markets each year and one week always goes to mi Familia...

Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: BORDER and THE SISTERS BROTHERS, Two Of The Festival's World Highlights

At the core of Let the Right One In, one of the most memorable vampire films of the past decade, was Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), a lonely, misfit, and bullied young boy with little attention from his divorced parents. He found...

Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: LORDS OF CHAOS and LETO, Two Gems From The Festival's Music Section

In the documentary Supersonic, the Gallagher brothers are heard discussing what is most important for a rock 'n' roll band, whether music itself or the mythology that is created around them. Although Noel argued for the artistic material, while Liam...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Adult Animation?

Yesterday, our Eric Ortiz Garcia reviewed the animated web-series Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto, and he wasn't overly positive. I quote: What's disappointing is that the idea of ​​Black and Gass to take advantage of the inherent freedoms to exhibit their...

Have Your Say: Weird Gimmicks.

Earlier this month, UK-based distributor Indicator released a boxset of films called William Castle at Columbia, Volume One. The set contains four films, each with a booklet and plenty of on-disc documentaries, a big chunk of which are about William...

Have Your Say: How Corrupt Do You Think We Are?

Another week, another troll on the Internet who claims I've been bought. Ugh... I wish things were that simple. It's fun to be able to claim you're untouchable, and of such strong moral fiber that you're incorruptible. But let's be...

Have Your Say: Depictions Of The Afterlife

Last week I reviewed Yamazaki Takashi's new fantasy Destiny, The Tale of Kamakura, a film virtually crammed with ghosts, yokai, and Gods. I liked it a lot, stating in my review that the film "borders on being dangerously sentimental and...

Have Your Say: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Versus GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Thirty years ago, then-fledgling animation factory Studio Ghibli released two new feature films, each starring two children: the gentle fantasy tale My Neighbor Totoro and the harsh war drama Grave of the Fireflies. Both films initially opened to great critical...

Have Your Say: What's The Bloodiest Non-Horror Film Ever?

Yesterday, Peter Martin reviewed The Night Comes For Us, Timo Tjahjanto's ultra-violent gang thriller which played at Fantastic Fest. In fact, it is SO ultra-violent, Peter jokingly states that to make its equal "All you need is a girl, a...

Have Your Say: A Missing Bit Which Warrants Its Own Film...

Remember that scene in the 1933 King Kong, when the film crew has stunned Kong with gas grenades, and as he lies on the beach, unconscious, they plan to ship him to New York? A few days ago, friend and...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Film About Making Films?

Ueda Shin'ichirô's zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead is currently on its way to become one of the biggest box office miracles this year. After a festival run, in which the ultra-low-budget film gathered rave reviews and awards from...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 5 - CLIMAX, CRYSTAL EYES, THE DARK

The fifth and final day of FrightFest wrapped up a packed weekend of festivities in fine style. Monster Squad fans got their fill from the European Premiere of documentary Wolfman’s Got Nards from child star turned director Andre Gower. The...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 4 - THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, HAMMER HORROR: THE WARNER BROS YEARS, TERRIFIED

It was the penultimate day of FrightFest and the incessant rain did nothing to deter horror fans and genre aficionados from swarming back to Leicester Square for a fourth helping of cinematic excess. Sunday witnessed the English Premiere of John...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 3 - HERETIKS, WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

Day 3 of Arrow Video FrightFest marked the halfway point, and positively groaned with gruesome delights. As the weekend arrived in earnest, so did the crowds, who were treated to world premieres of British nightclubbing/germ attack shocker Ravers, as well...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 2 - BRAID, BLUE SUNSHINE

The momentum was building fast heading into Day 2 of Arrow Video FrightFest, as horror icon Barbara Crampton swooped into town to introduce the European Premieres of Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich as well as...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 1 - THE RANGER, SUMMER OF 84

The 19th edition of the UK’s foremost celebration of ghoulish genre cinema kicked off in riotous style last night at the glorious Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. The five-day horrorthon kicked off with the UK premiere of Jenn Wexler’s...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Robot Sidekick?

This week sees the release of Oliver Daly's A.X.L., in which a military robotic dog becomes sentient and befriends a young motorcyclist who helps him to hide. Robots are, of course, cool, so it's no surprise we've seen so many...

Have Your Say: Which Director Would You Like To Get 200,000,000 USD To Play With?

Now that I've been writing for Screen Anarchy for more than ten years, I sometimes revisit stuff I did a decade ago. Sometimes just for fun, sometimes to see what topics concerned us back then, in the "oughts". And in...

CineMage - Episode Two: (In)glorious Americana

SA Editor Benjamin Umstead's new column studies the intersections between film culture, social systems, mental health and the nature of self-awareness and actualization through a humorous lens.

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Shark Movie (Not JAWS)?

This week sees Jon Turteltaub's The Meg chomp its way into cinemas worldwide, and if the trailers do not lie it might give us a fun ride. At the very least it looks decently made, which is not what you...