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Disclaimer: I am not a serious writer on the subject of cinema. My text blurbs only serve to give you a sense of how I feel about each film. If you want to read legit cinema writing, please look into the work of Travis Crawford, Rachael Nisbet, Nathaniel Thompson, Stephen Thrower and Michael J. Weldon.


My name is Jonathan Canady. I’m a visual artist, graphic designer, and musician currently living in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been an avid film freak since the late ‘90s. I started this site as I spend a lot of time hunting for movies that don’t suck in the sea of streaming garbage. Why not share the diamonds I find among the trash, right?

As of late 2020, I have settled into posting around one recommendation every Friday, as I hope to eventually make Anomalous Cinema into a book. However all posts on the website are updated pretty much every month. That means if a movie is on the site, it is still available to watch on it’s respective platform. I highly recommend using the tags to search. For instance, here’s all the films I recommend on Netflix.

I have also recently added a couple of longer articles, you can check them out here.

If you have any questions, or notice a movie is no longer streaming, please comment or email me at vergeoflight (at) gmail

Thank you. -Jonathan