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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.

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MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (McCarter): Overreaching ambition

Theatrically spectacular but without the marvelous profundity of the source novel

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

THE SYNGE TRIPTYCH (Quintessence): Celebrating the common people of Ireland

In repertory with their solid production of PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, the company presents three of Synge’s one-acts as THE SYNGE TRIPTYCH.

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.

DOT (People’s Light): A (fading) memory play

Mmemories fill a family’s West Philadelphia home like radio waves.

An Irish Masterpiece Still Shocking: Considering Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

An extended consideration of the new Synge production from Mount Airy’s Quintessence Theatre.

Speak From Away: Dialect coach Joel Goldes teaches Newfie-talk and other accents for COME FROM AWAY

Dialect coach Joel Goldes breaks down what it takes to learn an accent.

10 Picks for the 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival

What to see at the 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival

And the winners are… 2019 Barrymore Award recipients

Hey, who won a 2019 Barrymore Award?

FALSETTOS (11th Hour Theatre Company): 60-second review

A challenging show, with musically complicated, character-driven songs, that demands performers tell almost the entire story through song.

MINORITYLAND (Power Street Theatre): The G word

MINORITY portrays gentrification and its evils in a complexity lacking from the characters that inhabit the fictional Hope Street.

THE NIGHT ALIVE (Inis Nua): 60-second review

A quiet, human look at modern isolation

The Effect of Social Media on the Music Industry

How social media affects an ever-changing industry

PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (Quintessence): Dead dads, tall tales, Irish intrigue

When PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD premiered in Philadelphia in 1912, riots broke out. Quintessence’s skillful production features consistently strong performances that manage to surprise and delight.

DONNA ORBITS THE MOON (Tiny Dynamite): A long and moving journey

At first it seems to be just another mad housewife story: a church-going, cookie-baking, carpet-vacuuming middle-aged empty nester whose husband works until 11 p.m. and most weekends. But Ian August’s…

ORLANDO (Villanova): Blurred lines

As Orlando journeys through genders and centuries, the pain and beauty of being a human in a body is explored with a vibrant commitment to the process of theater-making. 

JOKER (dir. Todd Phillips): Film review

Dan Scully narrowly avoided the onslaught of violence that accompanied this EVIL, EVIIIIL movie. Jk.