Anna Swanson

Anna Swanson is a Senior Contributor who hails from Toronto. She can usually be found at the nearest rep screening of a Brian De Palma film.
Basic Instinct

13 Movies to Watch if You Like Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Basic Instinct’

By Anna Swanson 

A.k.a. “movies where people get off before they got offed.”

Fast And Furious Movies

The ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise, Ranked From Least Best to Best

By Anna Swanson 

All of these movies deliver some fast-paced stunts and over-the-top car chases, but only one can come out on top.

Fast And Furious Dom And Brian

13 Movies to Watch if You Like ‘The Fast and the Furious’

By Anna Swanson 

Heart pounding heists, exhilarating action, and cars. Lots and lots of cars.

Marie Antoinette Ending Explained

The Ending of Sofia Coppola’s ‘Marie Antoinette’ Explained

By Anna Swanson 

There are many different ways to say goodbye.

Mission Impossible Hanging

12 Movies to Watch If You Like ‘Mission: Impossible’

By Anna Swanson 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to watch these movies.

Shrekiversary Double Take

Double Take: ‘Shrek’ at 20 and the Iconic Legacy of DreamWorks’ “All Star”

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

It’s the 20th Shrekiversary. Time to peel back the layers.

Debate Week Best Picture Losers Social Network

Why ‘The Social Network’ is the Best Movie to Lose Best Picture

By Anna Swanson 

You don’t get to become an Oscar contender without making a few enemies.

Thief Michael Mann

An Ode to the Diner Scene in Michael Mann’s ‘Thief’

By Anna Swanson 

Proof that lowkey doesn’t have to mean dull and that a conversation can have as much tension as a heist sequence.


Double Take: They Got ‘Constantine’ Right The First Time

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

For its 16th anniversary, here’s our re-appraisal of the DC comic book movie.