Philadelphia Film Festival

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BAD DAY FOR THE CUT (dir. Chris Baugh): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The right amount of craftsmanship can elevate even the lowest budget film into something special,

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IN THE FADE (dir. Fatih Akin): Philadelphia Film Festival review

In the Fade is less concerned with the catharsis of vengeance than it is the ethical questions that revenge naturally raises.

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THELMA (dir. Joachim Trier): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Easily one of my favorites of the fest so far, Thelma is one of those rare movies that is so rich, so stylish, and so thematically dense that it merits…

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THE ENDLESS (dir. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Among genre fans, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have become synonymous with a “microbudget sci-fi drama.” Each of their films uses a Twilight Zone-esque concept to put characters through the subversions of typical…

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SPOOR (dir. Agnieszka Holland & Kasia Adamik): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Spoor has all the makings of a great movie, but fails to pull them together in a satisfying way.

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UNDER THE TREE (dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Although it’s not a terrible film, this is the first of the fest that I’d call a disappointment. Maybe I was tired, maybe I internally overhyped it … but maybe…

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MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND (dir. Ana Asensio): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Asensio writes, directs, and stars in this slow-burn thriller which took home top honors at this year’s SXSW festival.

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BRIMSTONE & GLORY (dir. Viktor Jakovlesly): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Films like this are why I go to festivals. There is truly nothing else quite like it.

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GEMINI (dir. Aaron Katz): Philadelphia Film Festival review

There’s something to be said about a mystery that simply crumbles once its secrets are revealed

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THE FLORIDA PROJECT (dir. Sean Baker): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The Florida Project is easily Philadelphia Film Festival’s most buzzed about exhibition.

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FLESH AND BLOOD (dir. Mark Webber): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Featured as part of the Greater Filmadelphia programming block, Flesh and Blood is Mark Webber’s semi-autobiographical tale of addiction and redemption.

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BLOODY MILK (dir. Hubert Charuel): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Bloody Milk is a sort of genre-less affair which could best be described as “occupational drama
dressed up like a thriller.”

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JANE (dir. Brett Morgen): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The term ‘found footage’ is typically reserved for horror, where it describes a specific filmmaking style. With Jane, the stunning documentary about conservationist, Jane Goodall, the term is a literal…

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BREATHE (dir. Andy Serkis): Philadelphia Film Festival review

What is most impressive about Breathe is its unimpressiveness. And that is a sincere compliment.

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The 26th Philadelphia Film Festival skates off with Tonya Harding and closes with Martin McDonagh

From October 19 to 29, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the 26th annual Philadelphia Film Festival.