Film

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

OH MERCY! (orig. “Roubaix, une lumière”) (dir. ARNAUD DESPLECHIN): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival Review

Suspense is just a side effect to this crime-ridden film that’s not a crime film

THE REPORT (dir. Scott Z. Burns): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

THE (TORTURE) REPORT is captivating start to finish — the audience is expected to keep up with all the timeline and key elements changing the course of the investigation, and…

BY THE GRACE OF GOD (orig. “Grâce à Dieu”) (dir. François Ozon) 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

Prepare to be outraged, triggered, maybe cringe a bit, cry a bit, smile a bit, or get up and cheer for justice. At the very least, you’ll grow more empathy…

The Convergence of Films and Video Games

In today’s world of fast technological development, video games and films are the main forms of entertainment for society.

BLOW THE MAN DOWN (dir. Bridget Savage Cole + Danielle Krudy): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

An exciting film from a duo of filmmakers who I will surely be watching out for.

DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS (dir. J-P Valkeapää): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

Even those not on board with the film’s themes will be won over by the sensory experience

The Irishman film review

THE IRISHMAN (dir. Martin Scorsese): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

A stunningly realized world with an ensemble of legends doing what they do best

bacurau movie review

BACURAU (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

If Bacurau is what an international genre film looks like, color me excited, because it’s a great look.

DEERSKIN (dir. Quentin Dupieux): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

There is nobody making films like Quentin Dupieux. The gleefully immature DEERSKIN might be his most mature work yet

PARASITE (dir. Joon-ho Bong): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

This years Palme d’Or winner at Cannes was also the opening night film for the 28th annual Philadelphia Film Festival.

10 Picks for the 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival

What to see at the 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival

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