Philly-area theatrical releases for Friday, January 13

The Iron Lady (Ritz Five) Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in a pretty standard biopic from the director of Mamma Mia!.

Carnage (Ritz at the Bourse) An obvious, dialogue-driven adaptation of a stage play; Roman Polanski directs.

Pariah (Ritz at the Bourse) Sundance fave concerning young Brooklyn-based  African American lesbians.

Contraband (wide) Mark Wahlberg has a gun and a bunch of money taped to his stomach.

Joyful Noise (wide) …

Beauty and the Beast 3D (wide) Self-explanatory.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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