The BSR May 2023 repertory movie roundup
Grease turns 45, Sports Movie Night, screening Barry Jenkins, and more
May sees familiar screenings like Goodfellas and Rocky Horror, but this month also has some rare, unique offerings. Stephen Silver rounds up.
The Philadelphia Film Society presents SpringFest 2023
Coming soon: reviews of Somewhere in Queens, Polite Society, and Sisu
This year’s PFS SpringFest featured 18 films in three days, including Ray Romano’s directorial debut, genre-bending action in Polite Society, and Sisu, about a violent rout of the Nazis in Finland. Stephen Silver reviews.
The BSR April 2023 repertory movie roundup
Fluid Karma tour, 25 years of Lebowski, and TÁR talk
Stephen Silver previews film screenings and events for April in the Greater Philadelphia area, including a visit from Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, a Toshiro Mifune retrospective, and more from Sight & Sound 500.
The BSR March 2023 repertory movie roundup
Discovering the cult classics and revisiting the familiar
March screenings include Rent, Philadelphia, and One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, from the late French auteur Agnès Varda. Stephen Silver rounds up.
The BSR February 2023 movie repertory roundup
"You must remember this"
Stephen Silver rounds up February with some great movie screenings for the coldest month of the year.
PBS’s Independent Lens presents The Picture Taker
Capturing the story of civil rights movement photographer Ernest Withers
Phil Bertelsen and Lise Yasui’s documentary casts a dynamic light on the life of Ernest Withers, an iconic civil rights photographer who was also a secret informant for the FBI. Kathryn Smith Pyle previews.
PBS presents Vivian Kleiman’s No Straight Lines
Documenting the history and future of queer comics
The documentary film chronicles the timeline of queer comics, from Mary Wings to contemporary artists today. Kathryn Smith Pyle previews.
Opera Philadelphia presents David T. Little’s Black Lodge
Accepting your dark side
Opera Philadelphia brings its dark existential opera film to theaters this weekend. C. M. Crockford previews.
The BSR January 2023 movie repertory roundup
Stanley Kubrick, Do the Right Thing on MLK Day, and the best 100 films ever?
Stephen Silver rounds up a robust movie screenings list to kick off the new year.
The BSR December 2022 movie repertory roundup
Christmas with Die Hard and the Muppets
Holiday cheer at the cinemas, and screenings outside of the Christmas fare coming this month in the Greater Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver rounds up.