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CINtactics : Chromatic Exchange

CINtactics : Chromatic Exchange

CINtactics is an ongoing series that decodes linguistic forms and tactics in cinema with a contemporary focus. Opting for B&W amidst the longstanding primacy of color is as foundational an artistic choice as one can make [...]

<i>Star Trek Beyond</i> review

Star Trek Beyond review

  Star Trek, the J.J. Abrams film from 2009, has yet to be topped as the best franchise reboot film. A lot of credit should be given to Abram’s knack for casting. John Cho, Simon Pegg, [...]

My pitch for Indiana Jones 5

My pitch for Indiana Jones 5

It’s been on and off for years, but yesterday’s announcement that Indiana Jones 5 has a release date of July 19, 2019, with Harrison Ford in the iconic hat and Steven Spielberg in the director’s chair [...]

<i>Zoolander 2</i> review

Zoolander 2 review

Sequels, by their very nature, are always about more – more characters, more action, more jokes, more romance, bigger set-pieces, more, more, MORE – yet they must also be reverent to their forbears. As such, sequels [...]

Glamorama: Roger Avary’s Lost Film

Glamorama: Roger Avary’s Lost Film

Last week I wrote about Fred Dekker, a wonderfully talented director who, after allegedly dropping the ball on an already doomed franchise ended up in “director jail.” This week I’d like to talk about a film [...]

Disagreeing with Rotten Tomatoes: Christopher Nolan Edition

Disagreeing with Rotten Tomatoes: Christopher Nolan Edition

While Rotten Tomatoes can serve as a good general thumbs up/thumbs down when it comes to seeing a movie, there are some movies that don’t get their deserved praise or criticism through this rating system.  It [...]

My First Horror Experience: What Lies Beneath

My First Horror Experience: What Lies Beneath

I was nine years old the first time I saw a horror movie in theaters. Horror is sort of a loose term here, as the film I’m about to describe follows perhaps more under the bracket [...]

Interview: Writer/Director Adam Rifkin

Interview: Writer/Director Adam Rifkin

Giuseppe Makes a Movie screens this Friday and Sunday at PhilaMOCA! $10 admission, advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/828237 Cinedelphia: Can you talk a little bit about first meeting Giuseppe? What was it about him that got him the part [...]

5 Films I Lie About Having Seen

5 Films I Lie About Having Seen

We’re all guilty of it. You’re in a circle of friends, someone references that classic quote from that movie you have been meaning to watch for so many years but keep forgetting to prioritize, and instead [...]

PAAFF – Round 1 Review

PAAFF – Round 1 Review

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is underway! Yessssss! PAAFF has preserved the unique  two-part format from years past, which is a great model in my opinion. It allows for a little breathing room, which most [...]

<i>The Grandmaster</i> review

The Grandmaster review

Wong Kar Wai’s latest delivers upon many expectations and even exceeds them. The film is suffused with his characteristic sense of patience and longing, is composed poetically with attention to moments, and is visually centric. The [...]