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5 Movies to Get You to Election Day

5 Movies to Get You to Election Day

Now that the presidential election is in full swing, I thought I’d pull together a list that partisans of either party can enjoy, as a way to immerse themselves in the insanity of our political system or [...]

5 Fantastic Horror Sequels

5 Fantastic Horror Sequels

You either die as Child’s Play or you live long enough to become Seed of Chucky. That’s a rule in horror film – success means sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and reboots. This can go a few ways: a [...]

Bruce Springsteen At The Movies

Bruce Springsteen At The Movies

  After the premiere of Oliver Stone’s new film Snowden, my twitter feed was slightly abuzz with the news that it featured an original Peter Gabriel song which explained the plot of the movie, in a bit too [...]

<i>Star Trek</i> at 50: Ranking the Films

Star Trek at 50: Ranking the Films

To celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary of Star Trek, I thought it would be fun to rank all of the Trek films to date. I grew up with my father being a pretty big Trek fan, [...]

Philly Flix: <i>Law Abiding Citizen</i>

Philly Flix: Law Abiding Citizen

In Philly Flix, I write about films set in and around Philadelphia, with each column highlighting a different one. I’m interested not only in the quality of the films, but in how they portray Philadelphia to [...]

Recap – <i>The Blair Witch Project</i> & <i>Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows</i>

Recap – The Blair Witch Project & Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest bombs to drop was the announcement that the latest Adam Wingard / Simon Barrett collaboration, which had been marketed under the title The Woods, was [...]

PHILLY FLIX: <i>Blow Out</i>

PHILLY FLIX: Blow Out

  PHILLY FLIX In Philly Flix, I write about films set in and around Philadelphia, with each column highlighting a different one. I’m interested not only in the quality of the films, but in how they [...]

Demon: a rare chance to see something new in ‘possession horror’

Demon: a rare chance to see something new in ‘possession horror’

There’s a really cool little movie coming out in Philadelphia this week called Demon. It’s a possession-horror movie, so it’s doomed to be dismissed, likely ending its local theatrical run in about a week, yet it’s of [...]

Jill and Ryan’s Fall Preview

Jill and Ryan’s Fall Preview

After a long summer devoid of great blockbusters (except for Ghostbusters and Star Trek), we’re as hyped as anyone for this fall’s movies. Here are 5 picks each for the next few months: Ryan: Voyage of [...]

10 Movies to Look Forward To This Fall

10 Movies to Look Forward To This Fall

This summer movie season seemed to sadden most movie lovers, as noted in a story I wrote here last week. Fortunately we are entering a time of year I like to call “good movie season,” otherwise [...]

My BBC Best Films of the Century Ballot

My BBC Best Films of the Century Ballot

Last week, the BBC released their list of the best films since 2000, after polling 177 film critics to submit a top 10. Since it was created in aggregate, it’s an interesting list, but critiquing the [...]