Film

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

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.

Luce film review

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

Funke film review

Funke (dir. Gabriel Taraboulsy, Alexander Emanuele)

I’d still like to know more about pasta