Film

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

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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

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Funke (dir. Gabriel Taraboulsy, Alexander Emanuele)

I’d still like to know more about pasta

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The Farewell (dir. Lulu Wang): Film review

Based on a story first made popular on an episode of This American Life

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The Art of Self-Defense (dir. Riley Stearns): Film review

This is Fight Club by way of Napoleon Dynamite

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Wild Rose (dir. Tom Harper): Film review

Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give the film is also the one that scares me most: I want to listen to more country.

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SHAZAM! (dir. David Sandberg): Film review

Unlike a lot of onscreen heroes, Zachary Levi is having fun. So are we.

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THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT (dir. Kim Nguyen): Film review

At once a financial thriller, a workplace comedy, and a character study of obsessives, this strange curiosity fails to commit to any one tone.

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US (dir. Jordan Peele): Film review

The most important thing about Us is that it is absolutely fucking terrifying.

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THE INVISIBLES (dir. Claus Räfle): Film review

All of this actually happened, and relatively recently to boot.

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TRIPLE FRONTIER (dir. J.C. Chandor): Film review

A tale about men with little to lose and everything to gain,

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CAPTAIN MARVEL (dir. Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck): Film review

What should’ve been a paean to girl power is instead a bland, by-the-numbers product of the Marvel machine.

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GRETA (dir. Neil Jordan): Film review

I say women were “placed” in these roles when what I really mean is “stuffed.”

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UNTOGETHER (dir. Emma Forrest): Film review

Angela Harmon reviews the new movie by director Emma Forrest.

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EMPATHY, INC. (dir. Yedidya Gorsetman): Film review

The film explores the lengths that someone will go just to save their reputation and/or bank account.

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BODIED (dir. Joseph Kahn): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The film blogosphere has been alight about Joseph Kahn’s latest feature, Bodied, since its explosive debut at TIFF over a year ago.

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PROSPECT (dir. Chris Caldwell, Zeek Earl): Philadelphia Film Festival review

In this world, space isn’t the final frontier. It’s the California desert post-gold rush.

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THE FAVOURITE (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos): Philadelphia Film Festival review 2

Dan Scully reviews the latest movie from the director of The Lobster.

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THE GUILTY (dir. Gustav Möller): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Like all good thrillers, THE GUILTY weaves in current issues from the real world,

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BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY (dir. Dava Whisenant): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Call me a snob, but I’ve never understood the idea of enjoying something ironically. The enjoyment of the “it’s so good it’s bad” phenomena for movies like The Room tend…