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.
Brian De Palma Shots

The 10 Most Obsession-Worthy Shots of Brian De Palma’s Career

By Anna Swanson 

From the perverse to the paranoid, these are the most unshakeable moments from the films of Brian De Palma.

Timothy Dalton James Bond

A James Bond Under The Radar: Reflections on the Timothy Dalton Era

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

What if Timothy Dalton is the best Bond, actually?

Bond Boys Ranked

All 43 Bond Boys Ranked

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

This one’s for the boys.

Roger Moore Octopussy

James Bond the Clown: Reflections on the Roger Moore Era

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Moore, Moore, Moore! How do you like it, how do you like it?

Bond Girls Ranked

All 55 Bond Girls Ranked

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

While we wait for the eventual release of ‘No Time To Die,’ we decided to rank every single one of the Bond Girls (including the married ones, too).

Panic Room Monitors

How David Fincher Brings Terror Home

By Anna Swanson 

Oh, you think a home should be a place of comfort? That’s cute, but Fincher has other ideas.


Jeff Barnaby On Bringing ‘Blood Quantum’ to the Screen and the Relevance of Zombie Movies

By Anna Swanson 

We chat with the filmmaker about the 13 years that went into making his zombie thriller and where he plans to go next with Indigenous horror movies.

Kelly Gang Bts

Justin Kurzel on ‘The Kelly Gang,’ Australian Gothic Mythology, and the Perfection of George MacKay

By Anna Swanson 

We chat with the filmmaker about bringing the emotional truth of an outlaw icon to the screen and the process of capturing a very different side of Australia.

Endings Beginnings

‘Endings, Beginnings’ Review: A Love Triangle Drama Buoyed by its Cast

By Anna Swanson 

Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan, and Jamie Dornan elevate a predictable but heartfelt romance.