The Tree of Life
(Ritz East) The eagerly awaited return of director Terrence Malick concerns an abusive father and the birth of the universe.

Blank City
(Ritz at the Bourse) A document of the downtown Manhattan filmmaking scene of the late ’70s/early ’80s.  Screening again August 20 at the I-House with bonus 16mm shorts by filmmaker Vivienne Dick.

Beautiful Boy
(Ritz at the Bourse) Michael Sheen and Maria Bello play the parents of a mass murdering teenager in this feel-good summer film.

Super 8
(wide) The most secretive sci-fi film since the American Godzilla is destined to fall just as flat.

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
(wide) I would have attended a preview screening of this, but it just didn’t feel right.

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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