FILM & TV
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A24 at UPenn: A Film Initiative for Students
Why this movie studio is so beloved, and what it's doing here at Penn.
October 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm
'In the Tall Grass': Another Messy Netflix Original
Watch another Stephen King tale brought to life, from the comfort of your own home.
October 11, 2019 at 6:55 pm
‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ is Crime, Mystery, and Sci–Fi All At Once
The first of Netflix’s "Netflix and Chills" thriller originals is flawed, but entertaining nonetheless.
September 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
The Definitive On–Campus Pizza Roundup
Understanding Penn, one slice at a time.
September 24, 2019 at 11:38 pm
The Neo-Noir Genre: Chicken Soup for the Ambiguous Soul
Embracing moral ambiguity—one generation at a time.
April 22, 2019 at 7:38 pm
Elle Fanning, 'Teen Spirit', and 'The Neon Demon': A Tale of Two Cinderellas
A look at Fanning’s neon–lit grasps for fame.
April 22, 2019 at 12:51 am
Anime 101: Trying It Out
What's popular and what's worth your time.
April 21, 2019 at 8:21 pm
Imitating Evil: Why Michael Shannon is so Great At Playing Villains
Shannon, one of the industry's best working character actors, tests the limits of morality with his characters.
April 15, 2019 at 7:15 pm
Growing Up Through Film
On never aging out of coming–of–age.
April 1, 2019 at 7:46 pm
Anticipating Season 2 of ‘On My Block’
Returning to the show right before season 2 lands.
March 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm
Losing and Finding My Appetite
My on–again, off–again relationship with food
March 26, 2019 at 10:51 pm
‘Captive State’: What in the World is Going On?
How not to captivate an audience.
March 19, 2019 at 12:58 am
The Problems with Live–Action Film Renditions of Video Games
Maybe Sonic shouldn’t be welcomed into our world.
March 17, 2019 at 4:56 pm
'Arctic': Gorgeous, Terrifying, and Contemplative
A stranded man struggles to survive the cold in this quietly tense film.
February 28, 2019 at 9:00 am
‘Alita: Battle Angel’: Manga–to–Movie Adaptations Continue to Disappoint
Iron City needs a champion, not a romance.
February 18, 2019 at 9:00 am
‘Mirai’: A Sweet Film about the Love Between Siblings
A reflection on familial love, just in time for Valentine's Day
February 11, 2019 at 9:34 pm
What Do AI Relationships in Movies Say About Us?
Searching for artificial love, from film to reality
February 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm
‘Velvet Buzzsaw’: Horror Comedy at its Most Pretentious
Netflix’s newest production bores.
February 5, 2019 at 12:07 am
'Akira': An Introduction to Anime
Why this gritty 1980s classic still holds up to this day.
February 3, 2019 at 11:03 pm
‘Never–Ending Man’ and the Intimacy of a Smaller Theater
A love letter to Hayao Miyazaki and PhilaMOCA.
January 28, 2019 at 9:00 am
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