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.
Uncut Gems

‘Uncut Gems’ Review: A Dazzling and Unrelenting Masterwork

By Anna Swanson 

The Safdie Brothers’ thriller is a raw and powerful feat of filmmaking anchored by a career-best Adam Sandler performance.

Matt Dillon Nimic

The Curious Career of Matt Dillon

By Anna Swanson 

The Dillonaissance is upon us and Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Nimic’ shows us why.

James Ransone It

James Ransone on Horror, Humor, and Bonding with his ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Castmates

By Anna Swanson 

The ‘IT: Chapter Two’ scene-stealer discusses his unlikely sources of inspiration for playing adult Eddie, meeting Stephen King, and why he likes to do favors for fans.

Hobbs and Shaw

Double Take: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Anna Swanson loves the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise. Meg Shields adamantly does not. They debate action stars’ masculinity, when the films peaked, and if space is the only place left to go.

Inglourious Basterds

Behind the Revisionist History of ‘Inglourious Basterds’ is a Real Story of Women in Film

By Anna Swanson 

The movie that just might be Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece asks us to consider the events that never were and whose stories have been lost as a result.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Sharon Tate

How ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Honors Sharon Tate’s Life and Legacy

By Anna Swanson 

Quentin Tarantino’s film remembers her as so much more than a victim.

Florence Pugh Midsommar

It’s a Good Time to Fall in Love With Florence Pugh

By Anna Swanson 

All hail the ‘Midsommar’ star.

Best Comedy Movies Toni Erdmann

According to ‘Toni Erdmann,’ We’re All Losing The Humor

By Anna Swanson 

Maren Ade’s absurd comedy is laugh-out-loud funny, deeply resonant, and increasingly necessary viewing.

Best Comedy Movies Arsenic And Old Lace

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ and the Incomparable Comedic Talents of Cary Grant

By Anna Swanson 

Cary Grant was a one of a kind actor and Frank Capra’s bonkers dark comedy illustrates why.