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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TIFF 2021: ‘The Power of the Dog’ is a Deeply Rewarding Slow Burn

By Anna Swanson 

Jane Campion’s latest is a masterfully well-constructed film about masculinity with a third act that sneaks up on you.

Thinking of Ending Things

The So-Bad-It’s-Good Editing of ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

By Anna Swanson 

Rules are made to be broken.

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‘Skins’ Generation 3, or how to Ruin a Great TV Show

By Anna Swanson 

The British teen drama was riding high for four seasons… and then came the third generation.

Shrek Swamp

Why the ‘Shrek’ Soundtrack is a Masterclass in Music Selection

By Anna Swanson 

SomeBODY once told us the ‘Shrek’ soundtrack absolutely rips.

Movies Like Manhunter

12 Movies to Watch if You Like Michael Mann’s ‘Manhunter’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

If you can pull yourself away from staring at the ocean for long enough to watch a movie, we recommend selecting one of these twelve.

Movies Like The Fly

12 Movies To Watch If You Like David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

For those who like to be afraid … very afraid.

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12 Movies To Watch If You Like ‘The Green Knight’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

From Arthurian Legends to modern myth-making, these are the best streaming picks for those enchanted by ‘The Green Knight’

Miami Vice

Navigating the Digital Landscape of Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’

By Anna Swanson 

The masterful big-screen adaptation has a polarizing and distinct mid-2000s look to it, but that’s all part of what makes it great.

Movies to Watch if You Like Aliens

12 Movies to Watch if You Like James Cameron’s ‘Aliens’

By Anna Swanson 

Another James Cameron journey into the unknown, the desert-dwellings of giant sandworms, and a place we don’t need eyes to see. These are the movies we’ll bet you’ll like if you’re a fan of Aliens.