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10 Best Movies of 2015

This year was a rich phantasmagoria of features and strong performances, capped off by a slate of better-than-average prestige pictures into December. Some years we […]

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The Hateful Eight: Thoughts On the New Quentin Tarantino Movie

I had a chance to screen The Hateful Eight this week, just before the new Quentin Tarantino movie opens in 70mm in select cities followed […]

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Some Hard Truths About Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I make a lot of stupid predictions, yo. I thought both the Eagles and Sixers would be in playoff position this season, but hell no. […]

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Out In Theaters: The Not-So-Fresh Prince of Focus

Hometown hero (and long rumored homosexual—sorry, Jada) Will Smith returns to the big screen as a con man with a plan in Focus. The new […]

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Out in Theaters: Matthew Warchus’s Pride is the Most Enjoyable LGBT Film of the Year

While many of us were gaga over Meryl Streep’s performance of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, that film did little to shine a critical light […]

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Jack Ryan: Rebooted

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Philadelphia showtimes Armed with an unflappable understanding of justice and a haircut you can set your watch to, Jack Ryan was […]

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Anchorman 2: Is It Possible to Have Too Much Ron Burgundy?

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Philadelphia showtimes. He’s reading local news in North Dakota. He’s interviewing Peyton Manning. He’s selling trucks. He’s sitting on a journalism […]

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10 Must-See Films at the Philadelphia Film Festival

I know I wasn’t the only cinephile disappointed that the Philadelphia Film Festival didn’t make IndieWire’s inaugural list of the 50 leading film festivals back […]

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The Best and Worst of 2013 Movies … So Far

It has been a disastrous summer for movies. Compared to last year, box office was down over 17 percent. (Much of this has been attributed […]

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13 Life Lessons from The Conjuring

The Conjuring — opening today — is based on the “true” story of two families: the Perrons who are being terrorized by the evil spirits […]

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Seven Reasons You Should Skip The Lone Ranger

Perhaps the tepid, if not vicious, reviews have not yet swayed you from seeing The Lone Ranger this weekend. Perhaps your sincere, stalkerish love of […]

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10 Things to Know Before Seeing Star Trek Into Darkness

For the most part, I am excited to see new movies (save for those in the Twilight series or anything starring Julia Stiles). But the movie that […]

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13 Movies That Film Critics Got Completely Wrong

As I was reading through old reviews and writings of Roger Ebert last week, I stumbled across an interview he did for the Television Academy […]

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Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70

One of America’s most beloved and respected film critics, Roger Ebert, has died. Since losing part of his lower jaw to cancer in 2006–rendering him […]

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Bradley Cooper Gives Oscar-Worthy Performance in Silver Linings Playbook

This year’s best actor Oscar category is going to be one to watch. Not so much for who will win (which, in my opinion, will […]