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First of the critics groups announce best film, best actors. Awards season has officially begun.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013, 4:35 PM
The New York Film Critics Circle, first out of the gate with the 2013 awards, named American Hustle, David O. Russell’s rollicking take...
Local screenings: World War II art heist drama in Chestnut Hill, plus Will Ferrell’s Buddy the elf at Philadelphia Museum
Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 4:51 PM
Two very different but essential films get screenings this week. Tuesday night, Dec. 3, the Chestnut Hill Film Group shows The Train, the 1964...
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t finished with 2013 yet. Box office records shattered, she’s making Oscar noise, too.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013, 3:40 PM
Jennifer Lawrence was paid $500,000 for her first turn as Katniss Everdeen in the then-unproven 2012 adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ young...
Cookie Monster parodies Katniss Everdeen in Hungry Games vid
Wed, Nov 20, 2013, 5:08 PM
There’ve been some sharp movie parodies of late, like Saturday Night Live’s trailer for a Wes Anderson horror film, The Midnight...
Roxy re-opens with Children’s Film Fest and “Caucus” doc
Wed, Nov 13, 2013, 12:44 PM
It’s been shuttered for more than a year, but this Friday, November 15, the Roxy Theater on Sansom Street is scheduled to re-open for...
Pagans unite! A restored version of the 1973 Christopher Lee cult classic The Wicker Man opens Friday. Will you send a dinghy, please?
Tue, Nov 5, 2013, 5:00 PM
It’s Harvest Festival time on Summerisle, a tiny island off the coast of Scotland, but amid all the dancing and prancing and naked coupling...
Philadelphia’s ex-pat Quay Brothers back in town with new film
Wed, Oct 30, 2013, 5:29 PM
Stephen and Timothy Quay, originally from Norristown, graduates of the University of the Arts (class of ’69) and longtime residents...
Local films highlight Philly Film Fest
Thu, Oct 24, 2013, 11:32 AM
Philadelphia Film Festival 22 can’t get any more Philly than it does Saturday, in the closing weekend program at the Prince Music Theater...
Steven Rea is a movie critic. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics, author of the books
Hollywood Cafe: Coffee With the Stars
Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling With the Stars,
and producer at