Hulu presents ‘Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself’
More than magic
‘Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself’ is a film adaptation of a theater production that combines storytelling, magic, and audience participation to explore the complexities and contradictions of identity, for an astonishing and moving experience. Kelly Conrad reviews.
Netflix presents ‘Concrete Cowboy’
The horsemen of North Philadelphia
‘Concrete Cowboy,’ Ricky Staub’s directorial debut, provides a compelling and beautifully rendered look at the subculture of Black horsemanship in North Philadelphia. Stephen Silver reviews.
Grasshopper Film presents Ephraim Asili’s ‘The Inheritance’
Cinematic magic in a West Philly collective
Ephraim Asili’s ‘The Inheritance,’ a thought-provoking new film about a Black socialist collective in West Philadelphia, combines fictional characters with real-life appearances by veterans of MOVE. Stephen Silver reviews.
Netflix presents Sam Levinson’s ‘Malcolm & Marie’
Conversations come through
Netflix's ‘Malcolm & Marie,’ the first Hollywood feature conceived and created within the pandemic, follows a couple trading uncomfortable truths on the night of a fraught film premiere. Christina Anthony reviews.
Sundance Film Festival presents ‘Philly D.A.’
The Krasner wars come to PBS
‘Philly D.A.,' a new docuseries about Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival February 3. It’s a multifaceted look at the controversial civil-rights attorney turned prosecutor. Stephen Silver reviews.
Netflix presents ‘The Queen's Gambit’
A beautiful game
Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a hit, and as a woman who loves chess, Christina Anthony knows why the story rings true.
Hulu presents Clea Duvall’s ‘Happiest Season'
It’s exciting to see mainstream platforms making and promoting Christmas romances telling queer stories, but Hulu’s ‘Happiest Season’ is run-of-the-mill holiday cheese. Michelle Nugent reviews.
Yael Shavitt’s ‘Split’ is available to stream on Amazon Prime
Two worlds of what if
The ambitious and mind-bending new TV series ‘Split,’ created by Yael Shavitt, follows the two lives of Sammy 12 years after an audition for her dream high school. Kelly Conrad reviews.
Netflix presents Radha Blank’s ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’
The power of your own voice
Radha Blank’s semi-autobiographical film debut, ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version,’ follows a Black woman playwright as she balances the production of her new play in the predominantly white New York theater scene, and her desire to become a rapper. Kelly Conrad reviews.