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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‘On The Rocks’ Showcases Sofia Coppola at Her Most Mature

By Anna Swanson 

The director long preoccupied with coming of age narratives now turns her full attention to the problems that come with adulthood.

Best James Bond Shots

The 50 Most Beautiful Shots of the James Bond Franchise

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

When Bond makes a shot, he doesn’t miss.

Historical Horror

10 Best Period-Piece Horror Movies

By Anna Swanson 

Historical, not like ‘Carrie.’

Internet Horror Movies

10 Eeriest Internet-Centric Horror Movies

By Anna Swanson 

Log on and celebrate the best cyber scares.

Best Australian Horror Movies

10 Best Australian Horror Movies

By Anna Swanson 

Jumpier than a kangaroo and scarier than a spider encounter, these are the ten best horror films to hail from down under. 

Tomorrow Never Dies Pierce Brosnan James Bond

Pretty Boy Bond: Reflections on the Pierce Brosnan Era

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

To quote John Waters: “Sometimes, stupid and cute ARE enough.” Or are they? The Bondathon duo is back for an investigation into the legacy of Pierce Brosnan’s 007.

Showgirls Double Take

Double Take: ‘Showgirls’ at 25 and the Unlikely Legacy of Nomi Malone 

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

One of the worst films of all time? We think not! For the film’s 25th anniversary, here’s our re-appraisal of ‘Showgirls.’

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Every James Bond Opening Title Sequence, Ranked

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Maurice Binder said it best: “Girls, guns, smoke, and steam.”

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.