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PFF25: Opening Weekend Preview

PFF25: Opening Weekend Preview

The 25th annual Philadelphia Film Festival kicked off last night with a red carpet event and screening of La La Land with director Damien Chazelle in attendance. It looked to be a great evening that will [...]

<i>Ouija: Origin of Evil</i> review

Ouija: Origin of Evil review

In order to improve upon the original film, Ouija: Origin of Evil needed only to be mildly coherent. Ouija, Hasbro’s first foray into horror, set the lowest of bars, telling a hackneyed, boring tale about a [...]

<i>American Pastoral</i> review

American Pastoral review

Every year there comes a movie that everyone else hates and I end up loving. For 2016, I’d like to bestow that honor upon American Pastoral, the adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which also [...]

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016 Capsule Reviews

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016 Capsule Reviews

The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival’s inaugural outing occurred last weekend, and if the film gods are good, it’ll be the first year of many. Arriving just a few weeks prior to the higher-profile Philadelphia Film Festival, [...]

<i>Denial</i> review

Denial review

In England, libel cases are handled much differently than in America. While our presumption of innocence requires that the burden of proof be on the accuser, the Brits require the opposite. Those accused of defamation have [...]

<i>The Accountant</i> review

The Accountant review

The Accountant is three movies. The first is a police procedural in which a young law enforcement agent with a sordid history is trying to capture a mysterious corporate espionage artist. The second is a light-ish romantic [...]

<i>Shin Godzilla</i> review

Shin Godzilla review

First some stats: Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence would be the translated English title) stomps into theaters as the 31st film in the franchise since the original 1954 Gojira first graced the screen. Only the 1998 and [...]

Philly Flix: <i>The Sixth Sense</i>

Philly Flix: The Sixth Sense

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 [...]

From the List of Shame Files: <i>A Nightmare on Elm Street</i> (1984)

From the List of Shame Files: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve discovered horror as a genre I can enjoy. It wasn’t so much that I dismissed it as worthy of attention, but growing up I had a [...]

Contest: <i>Ouija: Origin of Evil</i> advance screening

Contest: Ouija: Origin of Evil advance screening

Advance screening: Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 PM at the UA Riverview We’re giving away a bunch of pairs of passes to see Ouija: Origin of Evil before it comes out in theaters. To enter to win, send us an email with your full name [...]

5 Moments of Childhood Cinematic Horror

5 Moments of Childhood Cinematic Horror

My love for horror film most certainly stems from that precious time in my youth when even the mere suggestion of horror elements in a movie was enough to scare the bejeesus out of me. I [...]