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.
Performer Brad Pitt

Performer of the Year (2019): Brad Pitt

By Anna Swanson 

This is Brad Pitt’s year, and we’re all just living in it.

Rewind Best Movies You Missed

The Best Movies You Missed In 2019

By Anna Swanson 

These underseen gems are some of the best films of the year and we recommend you catch up on them before 2019 ends. Start watching now.

Decade Oscars

For Your Consideration: A Decade at The Oscars

By Anna Swanson 

As the decade comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on how rule changes, mixups, and new practices are shaping the modern Academy Awards.

Best Film Scores of the Decade

The 25 Best Film Scores of the Decade

By Anna Swanson 

Hear, hear! We assembled the best of the best original soundtracks from 2010 to 2019.

Ford V Ferrari

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael Discusses His Exhilarating Collaboration With James Mangold

By Anna Swanson 

We get into the nitty-gritty of shooting practically, why ‘Ford v Ferrari’ feels so thrilling, and what’s lost when superhero movies dominate action cinema.


Mati Diop Discusses Her Award-Winning Ghostly Love Story ‘Atlantics’

By Anna Swanson 

We spoke with the filmmaker about her Netflix-bound landmark debut feature that stunned at Cannes.


Double Take: Is Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ Secretly a Masterpiece?

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ is a masterpiece to some, and a piece of garbage to others. Let’s settle this with a re-appraisal.

Home Invasion Horror

10 Home Invasion Horror Movies To Watch Alone At Night

By Anna Swanson 

Settle in for a cozy movie night and make sure your doors are locked.


10 Grand Hagsploitation Horror Movies

By Anna Swanson 

No wire hangers, just 10 great psycho-biddy thrillers.