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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. [...]

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 [...]