Film

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

Bong Joon-Ho Before PARASITE: An ongoing series from Philadelphia Film Society

Interview with PFS programming director Travis Trew about Bong Joon-Ho’s films before PARASITE

THE GENTLEMEN (dir. Guy Ritchie): Film review

Ritchie is celebrating a welcome return to form, complete with bullets, Brits, and enough creative uses of the word “cunt” to make your grandmother shake her head in shame

A Film Classic Returns to Stage: Director Noel Hanley on THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

An upcoming production at Allens Lane Theater returns the play to the stage, giving audiences a new opportunity to revisit the still-contemporary comedy.

CATS (dir. Tom Hooper): A sin against theater, film, cats, and humanity

Maybe one day I’ll be able to scrape its rancid essence from my memory entirely. 

LITTLE JOE (dir. Jessica Hausner): Film review

A high concept, a solid design, and more than a few creepy moments rooted in existential terror, but struggles to fill a feature-length run-time

AWAY (dir. Gints Zilbalodis): Film review

A terrifying yet starkly beautiful world

Things You’ll Like to Watch: A new web series from a local filmmaker

Spice up your weekend with a funny, sexy, and painful web series from local filmmaker Irina Varina

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