Moneyball (wide) The true story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and his support of unconventional practices that would change the game of baseball.  From director Bennett Miller (Capote) and co-writers Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List).

Pearl Jam Twenty (Franklin Institute) Cameron Crowe’s loving tribute to his favorite band.  Haters need not apply.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Ritz Five) Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs) stars as the titular character in this stylish Hong Kong action film from the great Tsui Hark.

My Afternoons with Margueritte (Ritz Five) Gerard Depardieu plays a dullard whose intellectual limitations are broadened by a kind elderly woman.

Love Crime (Ritz Five) French thriller set in the world of big business.

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (Ritz at the Bourse) A History Channel-like documentary on the life of the author of Fiddler on the Roof.

The Mill & The Cross (Ritz at the Bourse) A painting by Pieter Bruegel serves as the inspiration for this fictional drama starring Charlotte Rampling as the Virgin Mary and Rutger Hauer as Bruegel himself.  I’m reminded of that Greenaway film about Rembrandt’s Nightwatch…did that ever come out on DVD?  It was pretty good.

Abduction (wide) John Singleton directs the action film debut of the werewolf from the Twilight series.  Looks funny.

Killer Elite (wide) A surprisingly fun, almost throwback-like action film featuring Jason Statham and Clive Owen as feuding assassins.  Robert De Niro occasionally appears.

Dolphin Tale (wide) A tail-less dolphin receives an artificial limb so that it can swim around in 3D.  Can’t wait!

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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