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.
The Silence Of The Lambs

The (Almost) Impossible Oscars Success of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

By Anna Swanson 

How a movie about cannibals and skin suits took home Hollywood’s highest honor and why it still matters.

Pvt Chat Julia Fox

‘PVT Chat’ Features Uninhibited Actors Making the Most of Underdeveloped Characters

By Anna Swanson 

This voyeuristic thriller starring Peter Vack and Julia Fox offers stellar performances and daring exercises, but these parts aren’t enough to make a great whole.

Austin Powers

Every James Bond Reference in the ‘Austin Powers’ Movies

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Baby. Yeah, Baby.

Best Movies You Missed

The 20 Best Movies You Missed in 2020

By Anna Swanson 

This was an easy year to lose focus with regards to new releases, but we’re here to remind you of the best of the most under-seen movies.

Never rarely sometimes always empathy in movies of 2020

Exploring Radical Empathy in the Movies of 2020

By Anna Swanson 

In 2020, films asked us to look at unconventional ways we can connect with people when they need it most.

Mank David Fincher Netflix

David Fincher’s Long and Winding Road to ‘Mank’

By Anna Swanson 

This movie and its lack of serial killers and murder is a strange choice for the filmmaker. Or is it?

Movies to Watch After Casino De Niro

9 Movies to Watch if You Like Martin Scorsese’s ‘Casino’

By Anna Swanson 

If you’re a fan of Martin Scorsese’s Las Vegas mob epic, you need to have these nine films on your watchlist.

Nightmare Alley

The Magical and Seductive Power of ‘Nightmare Alley’

By Anna Swanson 

Although a departure from typical film noir narratives, its exploration of taboo is perfectly in line with the genre’s goals.

Borat 2

‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Marks the Return of a Hero We Deserve

By Anna Swanson 

Borat is back as the father of a daughter, but how successfully does he find his way in a world that’s changed since 2006?