The BSR February 2024 repertory movie roundup
Nolan and Lynch re-releases and the 20th anniversary of Eternal Sunshine
Tenet, the two Dunes, Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, and more screenings decorate February. Stephen Silver previews.
The BSR January 2024 repertory movie roundup
Revisiting New Hollywood, music with movies, Dr. Strangelove, and more
The dark side of the New Hollywood, a 1960s classic, and movies with musical accompaniment open up the new year. Stephen Silver previews.
At the darkest time of year, horror movies bring me unexpected healing
Falling for the darkness
Melissa Strong used to leave the lights on after watching The X-Files, and hated doing anything risky or scary. But when she pushed herself to begin watching horror movies, she experienced a surprising change.
Netflix presents Bradley Cooper’s Maestro
A powerful realization of Leonard Bernstein’s life and loves
Star, director, co-writer, and co-producer Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, the new Netflix biopic on Leonard Bernstein, has important connections to Philadelphia’s creative life and music. Victor L. Schermer reviews.
The BSR December 2023 movie repertory roundup
Schindler’s List, It’s a Wonderful Life, and the five best films of all time
Holiday classics abound, a milestone anniversary for Spielberg, and wrapping up the Sight and Sound top 100 films of all time. Stephen Silver previews.
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The Philadelphia Jewish Film + Media Fall Fest presents Remembering Gene Wilder
Who didn’t love Gene Wilder?
The 2023 Philadelphia Jewish Film + Media Fall Fest opened with the local premiere of director Ron Frank’s Remembering Gene Wilder, a hugely enjoyable walk through the legendary actor’s life and career. Stephen Silver reviews.
The BSR November 2023 repertory movie roundup
Scorcese, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more Sight & Sound 100
November is a month for a lot of cinema classics from the best filmmakers at theaters around the Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver previews.
The 2023 Philadelphia Film Festival opens with American Fiction and Stand Up & Shout: Songs from a Philly High School
Two fine films kick off the Philly fest
The Philadelphia Film Society presents the 32nd Philadelphia Film Festival, with producer John Legend attending the premieres of American Fiction and Stand Up & Shout: Sounds from a Philly High School. Stephen Silver reviews.
The BSR October 2023 repertory movie roundup
The Exorcist, Do the Right Thing, and DiCaprio-Scorsese collabs
October movies include Halloween classics, more entries from the Sight and Sound 100 collection, and Coen Brothers seminars. Stephen Silver previews.
The BSR September 2023 repertory movie roundup
They Live turns 35, plus Rain Man, Whit Stillman, and Frank Rizzo
Stephen Silver curates movie screenings for the Philly area in September, including Whit Stillman’s 1990s classic The Last Days of Disco and a rare showing of a documentary about the ever-controversial Frank Rizzo.