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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 [...]

<i>The Queen of Katwe</i> review

The Queen of Katwe review

Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) was born and raised in Katwe, a slum community in Uganda. Through the Sports Outreach Institute, Phiona is discovered by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo) to be a chess prodigy, who despite not being [...]

<i>Operation Avalanche</i> review

Operation Avalanche review

Operation Avalanche is impossible to describe, but I’ll certainly try. It’s a found footage flick, even though it’s not, set in the years leading up to the moon landing, about a handful of low-level CIA operatives [...]

<i>The Magnificent Seven</i> review

The Magnificent Seven review

The Magnificent Seven suffers from the same problem as its 1960s counterpart: with so much plot there’s very little time for story. The titular seven are a rogues gallery of badasses, but not much more. It’s [...]

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 [...]

Contest: <i>Author: The JT Leroy Story</i> tickets

Contest: Author: The JT Leroy Story tickets

Author: The JT Leroy Story opens Friday September 23rd at the Ritz Bourse, and we are giving away some free passes to see the film Monday-Thursday during its theatrical run. To enter, email us with your name and full [...]

<i>Demon</i> review

Demon review

Demon, by the late Polish filmmaker Marcin Wrona, is initially unsettling as Piotr (Itay Tiran) arrives in the Polish countryside for his wedding to Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska). His bride’s father (Andrzej Grabowski) laments he doesn’t know [...]

<i>Blair Witch</i> review

Blair Witch review

Let’s get one thing straight: we never needed a sequel to The Blair Witch Project. Not when it came out. Not now. Not ever. But since these things are bound to occur in the wake of [...]

<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 [...]