The second issue of the Philebrity Award-nominated (after only one issue!) Ritz Film Magazine has hit the theater stands and it kicks off with a four-page “Best Films of 2011” written by yours truly (I assure you that it is quite unlike the Cinedelphia Top 10 that will be posted next week, different audiences and all that). Andrew Repasky McElhinney handles both the Ask Ritz Film Magazine column (which includes an impressive breakdown on the many adaptations of The Worst Witch) as well as an exhaustive preview of this winter’s local theater happenings (Andrew, I know you’re a busy guy, but please consider Thea[ter]delphia.com as a future hobby). There’s a four-page breakdown on the Boyd Theatre, a two-page review of Melancholia (still playing at the Ritz at the Bourse) by a Temple grad student, an interview with the director of Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (it screened at the Bourse in mid-November), and a two-page summary of The Other F Word (it played at the Bourse the first week of December). Rounding it all out are the regular culture listings, movie synopses, and a wonderfully difficult holiday-themed crossword puzzle.
And that about sums it up. You can follow the Ritz Film Magazine on Twitter: @ritzfilmmag. I actually just read on there that they quite strangely guested on the Preston & Steve (recent winners of Philebrity’s Excommunication Award) show last week where they discussed the radio DJs’ Oscar predictions…if anyone has that on tape I would LOVE to hear it though predicting their predictions may be more fun than actually hearing them.