Philadelphia Film Festival

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…

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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…