The best independent movie theaters in Philadelphia
Living in a cinema's paradise
KC Wingert rounds up the best independent theaters in the city while considering their history, their future, and their lasting impact on Philadelphia's film and arthouse culture.
What Netflix’s short-lived Cowboy Bebop teaches us about chance
The real remake blues
Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the classic anime feels like a missed opportunity, but it might be teaching us a lesson about how we share and create for ourselves. Kyle V. Hiller considers.
Gentefied takes an intimate, complex dive into the Latinx family experience
A second season of growth through love, humor, and trauma
Netflix's second season of Gentefied returns with an even more intimate look into the Latinx experience in the US by diving into the topic of undocumented immigrants, deportation, and families being broken apart. Christina Anthony reviews.
Three films about Philly, family, and Eagles fandom
Finding the real Eagles fans
Game Day and Maybe This Year recently joined Silver Linings Playbook in the movie canon of Philly football fans, but do they really capture our region? Stephen Silver considers.
December 2021 repertory movie roundup
It's a Wonderful Life everywhere, plus Fargo, Eraserhead, and many holiday classics
An assortment of holiday films, including off-beat and lesser-known classics. Stephen Silver rounds up.
The Weekly Roundup, November 24-December 1
Museums and streams for the holiday
AAMP, Brandywine River Museum, Penn Live Arts, and Opera Philadelphia serve up offerings for post-holiday festivities. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The Weekly Roundup, November 17-24
From painting to sculptures, a double film screening, and ‘Anatomy of a Tablao’
A week decorated with contemplative paintings and sculptures, documentaries, and yes, flamenco. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Raphael Xavier’s Swerve changes direction for Philly’s stigmatized BMX culture
From freeze moves to freeze frames
Hip hop artist Raphael Xavier turns his talents from the dance stage to the screen with production of Swerve: The Movie. In the short film, Xavier plays a BMXer who mentors a teenage rider as they both undergo transformation. Darcy Grabenstein profiles.
The Weekly Roundup, November 3-9
Voicing Philadelphia, ‘Young Money,’ and Diwali on the Pier
A film festival and a multi-disciplinary exhibit chronicle untold stories and perspectives of the city, Azuka Theatre opens Young Money, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The November 2021 repertory movie roundup
Remember, remember, the fifth of November
A roundup of select screenings in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area in November. Stephen Silver rounds up.