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Good Movie Choices for January

Hope Madden Hope Madden Good Movie Choices for January

Do you like scary movies? We do! The new Scream is super fun, and for the true horror nerd, a three-plus hour documentary on Shudder is amazing. What else? Actually, a startlingly good haul for mid-January. Scream In theaters by Hope Madden A quarter-century ago, horror master Wes Craven reinvented his genre of choice—again—with a […]

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The List: Best Movies of 2021

George Wolf George Wolf The List: Best Movies of 2021

by Hope Madden and George Wolf Looking back, what will we remember about the 2021 year in film? Musicals, black and white palettes, smoking, ensembles and impressive debuts are the trends we’ll think of first. But more specifically, we’ll remember these 25 favorites: 1. Licorice Pizza Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest is loose, forgiving, and along […]

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Big, Big Movie Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big, Big Movie Weekend

Christmas weekend — the holiday spirit brings with it a massive mix of blockbusters to lure families with free time away from home, and high caliber fare aimed squarely at Oscar. Gift giving, indeed! So here you have it: kids movies, big budget sequels, sports movies, Gyllenhaals, Paul Thomas Anderson and Sean Baker, George Clooney […]

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Human Drama and Horny Nuns Onscreen

Hope Madden Hope Madden Human Drama and Horny Nuns Onscreen

No superheroes, no sequels, just a quiet weekend of human drama, seasonal horror and horny nuns. Huh. Here’s the rundown on this week’s theatrical and streaming options. C’mon C’mon At Drexel Theatre and Gateway Film Center by Hope Madden In looking back over the notes I took as I screened Mike Mills’ latest feature, I […]

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Ghostbusting, Oscar Baiting, Documenting and More

George Wolf George Wolf Ghostbusting, Oscar Baiting, Documenting and More

What are you looking for? A spectral bit of nostalgia? Will Smith’s latest bid for Oscar? Maybe a musical? Maybe a documentary? Maybe an apocalyptic fable? Done. Some are better than others, though, so let us run you through it before you choose. Ghostbusters: Afterlife In theaters by George Wolf Have you tried to branch […]

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Oscar Contenders Hit Big Screens and Small

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Contenders Hit Big Screens and Small

One massive misfire, two black and white powerhouses, a hometown haunting, two compelling indies, and one really bad shark movie. Now that is variety. Which one is on your radar?  Belfast In theaters by Hope Madden and George Wolf As an actor, Kenneth Branagh can be very ALL CAPS. As a director, he’s harder to […]

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Princesses, Superheroes and Regular Old Folks in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Princesses, Superheroes and Regular Old Folks in Theaters

An award-worthy turn from Kristin Stewart and a superhero movie from Chloe Zhao – not what a lot of people might have expected early in their careers. But here we are. And that’s not all, because Jim Cummings returns with another whip-smart film that says no one plays a man on the verge of a […]

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