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<i>Miss Sloane</i> review

Miss Sloane review

Jessica Chastain’s performance in Miss Sloane is so good it threatens to burn a hole right through the screen. Unfortunately, it also manages to highlight every wonky piece of dialogue flowing from her ruby red lips. [...]

<i>Old Stone</i> review

Old Stone review

The feature debut of Chinese writer/director Johnny Ma, Old Stone is a taut, efficient little thriller. Lao Shi (Chen Gang) is a taxi driver who accidently hits motorcyclist Li Jiang (Zhang Zebin), when a drunken passenger [...]

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 [...]

<i>Allied</i> review

Allied review

For being the film that broke Brangelina, I guess I was hoping for a bit more. Not that Allied is terrible, but for a film to be based around a romance – which in turn resulted [...]

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 [...]

<i>Elle</i> review

Elle review

I am surprised by how much I enjoyed Elle, a statement that is even harder to write given this film’s reputation of being labeled a “rape comedy.” While I found this film more sad (and a [...]

<i>Moana</i> review

Moana review

Despite having plenty of films like Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, and this year’s Zootopia, Disney animation is always measured against its princess films* as the pinnacle of their output. So given its recent success with [...]