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A Holiday Movie Appropriate for 2016: <i>A Midnight Clear </i>

A Holiday Movie Appropriate for 2016: A Midnight Clear

It’s holiday time, and it only makes sense that many of us want to be watching holiday themed movies. But perhaps you’ve seen It’s A Wonderful Life or Love Actually one too many times, and you’re [...]

A Petty, Selfish Letter to the People Who Made <i>100 Years</i>: The Movie You Will Never See

A Petty, Selfish Letter to the People Who Made 100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See

Dear Robert Rodriguez, John Malkovich, Louis XIII Cognac, and whoever else has anything to do with 100 Years, I want to see your movie and it’s tearing me apart to know that I will be dead [...]

Philly Flix: <i>The Village</i>

Philly Flix: The Village

Remember back in the day when M. Night Shyamalan was a darling director, touted as the next Spielberg? He certainly took a fall from grace, with several duds in a row- and it all began with [...]

12 Christmas Movies to Help You Survive the Holiday Season

12 Christmas Movies to Help You Survive the Holiday Season

You’ve eaten too much turkey. You’ve overdosed on pumpkin pie. You’ve started shopping. You’ve watched Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (the only essential Thanksgiving film). And now it’s here. Christmas. Maybe you’ve started decorating, but whether you [...]

5 Great Book-to-Movie Adaptations

5 Great Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Nocturnal Animals is one of my favorite films of 2016, and immediately upon having seen it, I made my way to the bookstore and picked up a copy of the source novel. I can’t wait to [...]

What We’re Thankful For in Film 2016

What We’re Thankful For in Film 2016

Members of our writing staff took some time to gather around the Cinedelphia table, pass the mashed potatoes, and tell everyone what in the world of film we’re thankful for this year. Andy Mathias I am [...]

5 Spin-Off Movies That Actually Worked

5 Spin-Off Movies That Actually Worked

Sequels, prequels, reboots, reimaginings, extended cuts, ultimate editions – the list goes on and on when it comes to the myriad ways we milk a cinematic property to death, and with this weekend’s Fantastic Beasts and [...]

5 Movies That Have Something To Say About America This Week

5 Movies That Have Something To Say About America This Week

Like many of you, I am cycling through the stages of grief as I come to terms with the fact that a man who ran a campaign based on hate, racism, xenophobia and fear is the [...]

From the List of Shame Files: <i>Dog Day Afternoon</i>

From the List of Shame Files: Dog Day Afternoon

Holy moly, Dog Day Afternoon is perfect. From top to bottom, every level of production is firing on all cylinders. The real-life story is automatically engaging by the sheer nature of this sort of thing, and [...]

Why the Movies Matter

Why the Movies Matter

I meant to write a different essay for today. I imagine I’ll eventually sit down to write “The Marvel Universe Has a Romance Problem” but I just don’t have the heart for it today. It seems [...]

Exhumed Films Horrorthon X: A Review

Exhumed Films Horrorthon X: A Review

After many months of anticipation for this year’s Horrorthon, the day finally arrived. It was hard to sleep the night before, as it felt like Christmas for horror movie lovers. At 10 am, a full hour [...]