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Steven Rea

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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

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Latest post: Philly stories, Philly filmmakers, at Tribeca - 04/17/2014
Although boys and girls have been morphing into ganglier, pubescent versions of themselves since the beginning of humankind, the notion of teenagers as a distinct social entity - a cultural force, a movement - is really a 20th-century phenomenon.
Philly stories, Philly filmmakers, at Tribeca
'Bears' just in time for Earth Day
'Under the Skin': deeply creepy and mysterious noir
Moral of the story: beware the pretty, pouty foreign exchange student unless you want your whole life busted up. Not to be too glib, because Drake Doremus' Breathe In - with Felicity Jones in the role of the soulful homewrecker from across the pond - is full of grace notes, keenly observed moments nicely played (and underplayed). Still, this is the stuff of so many movies, novels, and plays it's almost a shock to see Doremus and his cast pull any suspense, or surprise, out of the thing at all.
'Under the Skin': deeply creepy and mysterious noir
Pompous Brit Alan Partridge hits the big time, at last
'Transcendence': Revenge of the cyber-tech

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