Film

The latest on cinema in Philadelphia, including Philadelphia films, independent cinema, and Philly film festivals.

JOKER (dir. Todd Phillips): Film review

Dan Scully narrowly avoided the onslaught of violence that accompanied this EVIL, EVIIIIL movie. Jk.

2020 Academy Awards: Best Picture Odds and Predictions

Who will win the little gold statues?

Famous Philadelphia Movies You Should’ve Seen

What do you mean you haven’t seen these films?

Perfect Millennial Leisure: Take Your Pup to a Dog-Friendly Movie Theater

Bring the dogs, not the kids to these cinemas.

A Web Series Irina Varina Made Instead of Thinking About Men

Irina Varina gives a behind-the-scenes look at her unique new series, part of the Free Fringe

AD ASTRA (dir. James Gray): Astro Dad!!!

Brad Pitt in space

Ms. PURPLE (dir. Justin Chon): Film review

Dan Scully reviews the new movie by Justin Chon

4 Reasons Ford v Ferrari Could Be An Instant Classic

While James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari isn’t set to release until November, it’s already generating plenty of Oscar buzz.

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THE LION KING (dir. Jon Favreau): Beautiful and utterly pointless

A film review of the CGI live action remake

ROMEO AND JULIET (Royal Ballet): Live ballet at the cinema

A live recording from Royal Opera House gives American audience a rare chance to see a classic ballet

5B (dir. Paul Haggis and Dan Krauss): Film review

Here in America, we pride ourselves on being open-minded, caring, and unwilling to back down in the face of adversity. We are the arbiters of ethical conduct and the punishers…

DARK PHOENIX (dir. Simon Kinberg): Film review

Production flaws aside, Dark Phoenix is just boring.

BOOKSMART (dir. Olivia Wilde): Film review

The obvious point of comparison for Booksmart would be Superbad,

MY SON (dir. Christian Carion): Film review

MY SON steadfastly refuses to give in to the catharsis of revenge

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (dir. Rob Letterman): Film review

It exists. I watched it. It was fine.

The Tomorrow Man (dir. Noble Jones): Film review

What appears on its surface to be your typical “older people in love” romantic comedy turns out to be much more. Certainly, this is a romantic comedy about senior citizens,…

Mike Wallace Is Here (dir. Avi Belkin): Film review

Mike Wallace is Here is entertaining and educational, miraculously giving us a thorough portrait free of excessive editorial spin.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME (dir. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo): Film review

Avengers: Endgame had to stick the landing. It did.

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Luce (dir. Julius Onah): Film review

Based on a play by J.C. Lee (Warplay, Pookie Goes Grenading), this talky drama positively smolders from beginning to end