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Film & TV

Five Standout Films Showing at the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

These are the must–see movies showing at Philadelphia's oldest film festival.

by JORDAN WACHSMAN

'Doctor Sleep' Doesn't Quite Capture The Magic of 'The Shining'

This sequel isn't as good as Kubrick's classic, but it's made with love.

by ANNA COLLINS

'The Lighthouse' is an Amazing Descent into Madness

Robert Eggers, director of The Witch, returns with another oppressive thriller. 

by ANNA COLLINS

We Don't Need an All—Girls Marvel Movie

Marvel should develop its female characters organically, rather than carelessly throwing them into a movie together.

by ANNA COLLINS

'The King': A Peculiar Adaptation of A Shakespeare Classic

Despite Timothée Chalamet's fame, this film can't quite escape the shadow of its own source material.

by ANNA COLLINS

Deeply Emotional and Real, ‘Modern Love’ Reminds Us What True Love Really Is

Amazon Prime’s eight–episode anthology series runs the gamut of human emotion.

by JONAH CHARLTON

Not Even Paul Rudd's Charm Can Save 'Living With Yourself'

Netflix's 'Living With Yourself' has a great cast and interesting premise, but it doesn't follow through.

by HARSHITA GUPTA

Is Netflix's 'Insatiable' Really That Bad?

Season two of 'Insatiable' was released on Oct. 11. Is it as bad as people said it was after its initial release?

by SAMANTHA SANDERS

A24 at UPenn: A Film Initiative for Students

Why this movie studio is so beloved, and what it's doing here at Penn. 

by SHANNON ZHANG

Make Netflix’s 'Rhythm + Flow' Your Next Binge–Watch

In a world of endless streaming options, don't miss out on Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and the search for hip hop's next big star.

by EMMA HARRIS

'Zombieland: Double Tap' Brings Bloody but Predictable Fun

The long–awaited sequel makes the zombie apocalypse look fun, but loses the surprise of the original. 

by JESSICA BAO

Disney Needs More LGBTQ Characters in its Children's Movies

All children deserve positive LGBT representation in film and television. Who are the major players in the industry now, and who needs to step up?

by HARSHITA GUPTA

A Conversation with Andrew Greenblatt at the Opening of the Philadelphia Film Festival

The Festival—which includes 120 different films from Philadelphia, France, China, and beyond—will continue through October 27.

by QUINN ROBINSON

The Art of the Movie Trailer

Are movies getting worse or are trailers getting better?

by ANNA COLLINS

'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' Verges on Boredom, But is a Must See for Diehard Fans

The film is predictable, but the performances and character appearances make it worth the watch.

by ANYA TULLMAN

Reflecting on the Gravitas of Hans Zimmer

The prolific soundtrack composer has been a staple of blockbusters for decades, from 'Inception' to 'The Lion King.'

by MEHEK BOPARAI

A Conversation With Producer David Ulich About 'At the Heart of Gold'

The film—which will be screened at Penn on Thursday, Oct. 17—delves into the USA gymnastics sex abuse scandal. 

by TARA O'BRIEN

An Excruciatingly Deep Dive Into Ryan Murphy Canon

From 'Nip/Tuck' to 'Glee' to 'Pose,' Murphy has been at the forefront of pop culture for nearly two decades.

by SAMANTHA SANDERS

'Gemini Man' is A Rare Misstep For Ang Lee

Not even Will Smith can make this movie good.

by ANNA COLLINS

'In the Tall Grass': Another Messy Netflix Original

Watch another Stephen King tale brought to life, from the comfort of your own home.

by SHANNON ZHANG

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