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Film still: Sandler walks through the gray-carpeted Sixers lobby, the Philly skyline visible through the window behind him.

Netflix presents Jeremiah Zagar’s Hustle

A shot at the Philly sports movie pantheon

The set of Hustle, the latest from star Adam Sandler, was hard to avoid during its extensive on-location Philly shoots. Now it’s out on Netflix, for fans of Sandler and the Sixers alike. Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 5 minute read
Film still. Actress Grace Kelly sits, a white lamp off behind her in a dim room, straight-faced, looks off-center from camera

June 2022 repertory movie roundup

An abundance of classic films and plenty of Grace Kelly to start the summer

Stephen Silver rounds up indoor and outdoor screenings in the Philly area for the month of June.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 7 minute read
Marcel the Shell, a tiny shell with one eye and sneakers, stands on a laptop keyboard. She fits on a single key.

The Philadelphia Film Society presents SpringFest 2022

Four films to watch out for

In one movie-packed weekend, PFS SpringFest screened 22 films at the Philadelphia Film Center, from a full-length treatment of a viral shell with shoes to the film Apple hopes will be the next CODA. Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 5 minute read
A screenshot of Dern looking towards the camera, half her face cast in shadows, pitch black behind her

May 2022 movie repertory roundup

The return of Lynch's Inland Empire, John Waters in town, and 70s classics

Screenings in the Philadelphia area for the month. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 5 minute read
A closeup snapshot of Yeoh outdoors at a film festival, wearing a black sequin dress and necklace.

The Weekly Roundup, April 20-27

A Michelle Yeoh appreciation post

The Philadelphia Film Society hosts a film series celebrating Michelle Yeoh alongside her latest film Everything Everywhere All At Once. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the screenings.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
A balcony shot of the orchestra inside a church, wearing all black on a stage. A camera person records between the audience

Tempesta di Mare presents On Tour from Dresden

20 years a tempo and counting

Gail Obenreder looks at Tempesta di Mare as they celebrate their 20th anniversary and debut On Tour from Dresden, a film about their March 2022 Germany tour.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Profiles 4 minute read
Actor Tommy Wiseau wears sunglasses and a vest as he poses with Silver, in a theater space. A 'The Room' poster behind them

April 2022 repertory movie roundup

The Room returns, celebrating Michelle Yeoh, and lots of baseball flicks

April films screening in the Philadelphia area include a series honoring Michelle Yeoh's storied career and another visit from The Room's Tommy Wiseau. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 6 minute read
Jose Andres and one other man hurry away from a just-landed helicopter. Andres carries two large aluminum trays of food.

The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival presents We Feed People

Cooking from Haiti to Ukraine

This year’s Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival featured a new Ron Howard documentary about globetrotting humanitarian chef José Andrés. Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 4 minute read
Two young adults stand in a landfill, a city skyline foggy in the distance.

Philadelphia Film Society presents Green Screen: Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

Capturing the global backdrop

The film festival will bring a mix of documentary and fiction films that focus on the impacts of climate and environmental change. KC Wingert previews.
KC Wingert

KC Wingert

Previews 2 minute read
Film still. Muñoz, a Mexican woman, shouts out in a crowd, with dim tinted lights. Camera is close up on her side profile

The Weekly Roundup, March 16-23

CultureFest! celebrates Nowruz, films with Penn Live Arts, and EgoPo’s Life is a Dream

The week features the Iranian New Year festivities with CultureFest!, a series of films from Penn Live Arts and Temple University, and of course, Make A F*ckin’ Show, You P.O.S. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read