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.
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David Fincher: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

By Anna Swanson 

Some recent films illustrate the difference between taking inspiration from one of the greats and ripping him off.

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A True Crime Junkie’s Guide to Upcoming Movie and TV Projects

By Anna Swanson 

From Netflix to Tarantino, there’s a lot on the horizon to satisfy your true crime cravings.


Drop What You’re Doing and Watch ‘Claws’

By Anna Swanson 

There’s an endless number of reasons why the crime dramedy is worth watching. Here are four.


The ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Cast Keeps Getting Better

By Anna Swanson 

James Ransone’s addition is further proof this sequel is heading in the right direction.

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How ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Notting Hill’ Tell the Same Story

By Anna Swanson 

The similarities between the two films reveal the potential terror lurking beneath an idyllic romance.

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‘The Bling Ring’ is a Perfect Millennial Movie

By Anna Swanson 

Sofia Coppola’s polarizing crime drama deserves more credit than it’s been given.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Max Ophüls

By Anna Swanson 

Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, and Paul Thomas Anderson have all sung the praises of the German auteur. Isn’t it time we listened?

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A Guide to Horror Movies That Will Make You Cry

By Anna Swanson 

The genre can be just as heartbreaking as it is horrifying.


Rosamund Pike Discusses ‘Beirut,’ Working with Jon Hamm, and Life After ‘Gone Girl’

By Anna Swanson 

We chat with the Oscar-nominated actress about her latest thriller and why David Fincher was the “blessing” of her life.