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Friday, October 30, 2020

Sound of Metal (2019 – dir. Darius Marder): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

A slower, quieter movie than the marketing would have you believe, but that's ultimately a good thing

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Gunda (2020 – dir. Victor Kosakovkiy): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

Who knew seeing an adolescent pig pee for a very, very long time could be such high art

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Banksy Most Wanted (2020 – dir. Seamus Haley, Laurent Richard, Aurélia Rouvier): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

We all know who Banksy is, it’s just that we don’t know who, specifically, Banksy is.

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Come Play (dir. Jacob Chase): Film review by Dan Scully

Next in a long line of “horror short gets expanded to feature length” projects

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Kubrick by Kubrick (2020 – dir. Gregory Monro): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

A mysterious figure, top to bottom, Kubrick is a man from another time.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Jumbo (2020 – dir. Zoé Wittick): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

Jumbo manages to accurately depict the feeling of romance as well as accurately describe the feeling of fetishization.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Miracle Fishing (2020 – dir. Miles Hargrove & Christopher Birge): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

An intense story that resembles what we see in a standard thriller, but being real life

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Monday, October 26, 2020

New Order (2020 – dir. Michel Franco): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

This movie is going to upset a lot of people. Good. 

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Apples (2020 – dir. Christos Nikou): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

A mostly quiet tale, carried by the human performances and minimalist plot

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White Lie (2019 – dir. Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

Ever meet one of those people who, no matter what the situation, cannot help but lie about even the tiniest things?

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (dir. Jason Woliner): Moviefilm review by Dan Scully

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is hilarious to the point of incapacitation.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Death Drop Gorgeous (dir. Michael Ahern, Christopher Dale, Brandon Perras): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

Drop Dead Gorgeous takes the shiny, candy-colored world of drag and drenches it with gallons of blood

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Bleed With Me (dir. Amelia Moses): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

Writer/director Amelia Moses proves herself a talent to watch with this moody tale of mistrust

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Papi Ramirez vs. Giant Scorpions (dir. Leslie Rivera): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

Papi Ramirez vs. Giant Scorpions proves that if you’re creative enough, you can make a pretty damn good DIY movie

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Last Thanksgiving (dir. Erick Lorinc): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

Every year, the Salem Horror Festival brings together some of the finest and most diverse voices in horror for an event that features world premieres…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Occupants (dir. Russ Emmanuel, 2015): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

With a bigger budget, this concept could be turned into a much more compelling, terrifying movie, but here in this universe, it is what it is. 

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Friday, September 18, 2020

THE NEST (dir. Sean Durkin): Film review by Dan Scully

Carrie Coon torches the screen contemporary version of a costume drama

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Friday, September 4, 2020

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (dir. Charlie Kaufman): Film review by Dan Scully

Maybe my love for this movie is mostly because it’s a rock-and-roll act of writing

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SPUTNIK (dir. Egor Abramenko): Film review by Dan Scully

A crafty sci-fi thriller that fans of the genre will find compelling

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Monday, July 6, 2020

RELIC (dir. Natalie Erika James): Film review by Dan Scully

The scariest thing I can think of, outside of a talking octopus that walks on land, is mental decline

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Monday, June 22, 2020

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT (dir. David Koepp): Film review by Dan Scully

On a rainy day with nothing better to do, You Should Have Left will prove serviceable enough for non-discerning viewers

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7500 (dir. Patrick Vollrath): Film review by Dan Scully

Taking place entirely within the cockpit of a hijacked commercial airliner, this minimalist performance piece benefits greatly from a high-level of sustained tension.

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BABYTEETH (dir. Shannon Murphy): Film review by Dan Scully

An A-rate tale of flawed, kindhearted humans doing their best to be as good as they possibly can.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

SHRED AMERICA (dir. Arthur Swidzinski): Film review by Dan Scully

Back in the summer of 2008, a group of skaters decided to go on an adventure.

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THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND (dir. Judd Apatow): Film review by Dan Scully

A moving tale of a delayed coming of age

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

THE TRIP TO GREECE (dir. Michael Winterbottom): Film review by Dan Scully

While not an unwelcome addition to a now decade-long odyssey of travelers Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, this final entry feels a bit flatter than its predecessors; a bit perfunctory. 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

THE WRETCHED (dir. Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce): Film review by Dan Scully

It works so hard to invoke so many influences that it dilutes itself from being as memorable or as effective as it so clearly wants to be.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

THE HUNT (dir. Craig Zobel): Film review by Dan Scully

Above all dumb political concerns, this is a “humans being hunted” movie, and it’s a pretty good one. 

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

SNATCHERS (dir. Benji Kleiman & Stephen Cedars): Film review by Dan Scully

SNATCHERS is the next in a current wave of splatterfests with a social conscience, and it’s a top-tier entry.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

BIRDS OF PREY (dir. Cathy Yan): Film review by Dan Scully

What is it about the world of Batman that enchants me so?

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Friday, January 24, 2020

THE GENTLEMEN (dir. Guy Ritchie): Film review by Dan Scully

Ritchie is celebrating a welcome return to form, complete with bullets, Brits, and enough creative uses of the word “cunt” to make your grandmother shake her head in shame

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