Film

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

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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…

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Shoplifters (dir. Hirokazu Koreeda): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The best films are those which afford the viewer an inside look into a life experience different from their own

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Burning (dir. Chang-dong Lee): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Based on a Murakami short story, BURNING clocks in at 148 indispensable minutes.

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SKATE KITCHEN (dir. Crystal Moselle): Film review

While watching Skate Kitchen, I found myself entertained, engaged, and delighted, but it wasn’t until it ended – until I realized that rolling credits meant the end of my time…

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10 Best Films of 2018 So Far

You love movies and can’t get enough of them no matter how many times you watch them? Since your time and money are precious, you should only spend them on the best movies. Check out the top 10 films you shouldn’t miss this year.

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MEASURE OF A MAN (dir. Jim Loach): Film review

Even though the film is rather plain, the central characterization makes this breezy beach-read of a movie a thorough joy.

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Poetry and Film: Alexandra Naughton combines literary and cinematic talents at a film premier

Author and actor Alexandra Naughton combines her two loves April 29 with a party for the premier of a new movie, CTRL ALT DEL.

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Oscar-Winning Movies Don’t Come From Plays Anymore

No published or produced play has been the source for a Best Adapted Screenplay award since 1989.

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Dinner for One: The greatest cult film you’ve never heard of

A comedy little known in its native Britain has become a cult favorite in Germany.

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BORG MCENROE (dir. Janus Metz): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Fitting that the festival which began with I, Tonya should end, at least for me, on a similar note with Borg McEnroe. While not as heightened for the purpose of…

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BAD DAY FOR THE CUT (dir. Chris Baugh): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The right amount of craftsmanship can elevate even the lowest budget film into something special,

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THE SQUARE (dir. Ruben Östlund): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The Square uses awkward humor to explore the ridiculousness of ‘high class’ expression.

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (dir. Martin McDonagh): Philadelphia Film Festival review

“Raped while dying,” the first billboard reads. The next, “And still no arrests,” and finally, “How come, Chief Willoughby?”

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IN THE FADE (dir. Fatih Akin): Philadelphia Film Festival review

In the Fade is less concerned with the catharsis of vengeance than it is the ethical questions that revenge naturally raises.