The Weekly Roundup, October 20-26
Picks for the 30th Philadelphia Film Festival
The Philadelphia Film Festival returns for its 30th year. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up a selection of must-watch movies.
The Weekly Roundup, October 13-19, 2021
'Fantasy Basement,' 'Spring Awakening,' PHonk! Philly, and the FirstGlance Film Festival
Nerd-centric burlesque and comedy, a pair of new music fests, Temple Theaters reopens its doors, and FirstGlance Film Festival returns for its 24th year. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
HBO presents The Many Saints of Newark
The Sopranos, before and after
The new Sopranos movie, The Many Saints of Newark, isn’t nearly as transcendent as its series predecessor. But it does tell a much more honest story about the Mafia, Newark, and race. Stephen Silver considers.
The October 2021 repertory movie roundup
Trick-or-treat, give me something good to screen
A Halloween-y lineup of films screening in the Philadelphia area this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.
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Philly Fringe 2021: The Women’s Film Festival presents Animation Nation
Film shorts at the Fringe
In partnership with the Philly Fringe, the Women’s Film Festival screened Animation Nation, a collection of short films exploring parenting, family, and social power dynamics. Corey Qureshi reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, September 22-28
YallaPunk and Arab.AMP’s JAM3A, Penn Live Arts, 'Black Panther,' and the Delaware Korean Festival
A collaborative music festival from YallaPunk, Penn Live Arts opens its new season, Black Panther screens with an orchestra, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21
The return of the Women’s Film Festival, ‘Nanay,’ WEIRDO, and more
The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Ardmore’s Viva Video closes after nine years on Lancaster Avenue
Goodbye to The Last Picture Store
Fans of TLA Video found a new home after Miguel Gomez opened Viva Video in Ardmore. As Viva Video now closes, the community that loved it reflects on the future of movie watching. Stephen Silver was there.
The Weekly Roundup, September 1-7
Tadaima 2021, Pedrito Martinez, Andrea Walls, 'POOL,' and 'A Saturday Jawn'
A festival celebrating Japanese Americans, a new exhibit from Fairmount Water Works, and Vinyl Tap returns to Amalgam. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
The September 2021 repertory movie roundup
An assortment of classics, contemporary gems, and film seminars for the movie lovers
From recognizable classics like 'Casablanca' to notable anti-classics like 'Evil Brain from Outer Space,' a variety of films are screening in the Philadelphia area this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.