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Monday, October 26, 2020

Philadelphia Film Festival 2020: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ by Stephen Silver

‘Nomadland’ launched the 29th annual Philadelphia Film Festival's hybrid presentation, with a showing at the PFS Drive-in at the Navy Yard on October 23. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:36AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Movie theaters are reopening, but I’m not ready to go back by Stephen Silver

Film critic Stephen Silver misses movie theaters, and can't wait to see Christopher Nolan's upcoming ‘Tenet.’ But he still won’t risk attending an indoor theater.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:23PM
Monday, June 15, 2020

As the Rizzo statue goes down, ‘40 Years of Rocky’ reflects on Philly’s past by Stephen Silver

A new short documentary, ‘40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic,’ examines a movie that tells one story of Philadelphia. Are we writing a new history this month? Stephen Silver consi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:37PM
Monday, June 8, 2020

‘Doc: The Life of Roy Halladay,’ by Todd Zolecki by Stephen Silver

In his new biography of late Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, longtime local baseball writer Todd Zolecki shows how even the best athletes are facing more struggles than you know. Stephen Silv…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:52PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

What I miss most about going to movie theaters by Stephen Silver

Film critic Stephen Silver has been arguing for years that Philadelphia's movie theaters are insufficient. What he wouldn't give to get back to them.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:40PM
Monday, March 30, 2020

‘Dispatches from Elsewhere’: Seeing Philadelphia while you’re stuck inside by Stephen Silver

The locally shot 'Dispatches from Elsewhere' has established itself as a first-rate mystery, making better use of Philadelphia locations than any movie or show in memory. Stephen Silver revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:53PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Lightbox Film Center gets a new home on Broad Street with UArts by Stephen Silver

Lightbox Film Center, which closed at University City's International House in December, has reopened on Broad Street, in partnership with University of the Arts. Stephen Silver visited the …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:49PM
Friday, January 24, 2020

Escalators, art films, and Tommy Wiseau: Farewell to Ritz at the Bourse by Stephen Silver

Philadelphia’s film culture will lose five movie screens, and a whole lot more, when the Ritz at the Bourse closes its doors. Stephen Silver considers the theater’s legacy.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:34PM
Sunday, December 1, 2019

‘Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a conspiracy to Protect Predators’ by Ronan Farrow by Stephen Silver

Ronan Farrow, one of the leading journalists of the #MeToo movement, has written ‘Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators,’ a gloriously cinematic narrative of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:59PM
Monday, November 11, 2019

The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents ‘Picture of His Life’ by Stephen Silver

'Picture of His Life,' a documentary about an enigmatic Israeli-American attempting a historic photographic feat, kicked off this year’s Fall Fest at the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:15PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival presents ‘Plucked,’ ‘The Human Factor,’ and ‘Waldo on Weed.’ by Stephen Silver

Three of the most notable documentaries at the Philadelphia Film Festival covered the theft of a priceless violin, American negotiators' memories of the failed Mideast peace process, and a P…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:34PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Ritz Theatre Company presents ‘Big Fish’ by Stephen Silver

South Jersey's Ritz Theatre Company presents 'Big Fish,' a faithful and emotional musical adaptation of Tim Burton's 2013 film. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:36PM
Monday, February 25, 2019

Reconsidering ‘Rent’: Making millennials look good by Stephen Silver

‘Rent’ was the most popular Broadway musical of the 1990s. How does the show that's synonymous with Generation X play in 2019, as millions of millennials try to pay their bills? Stephen …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:15PM
Sunday, March 18, 2018

‘Foxtrot,’ by Samuel Maoz by Stephen Silver

Samuel Maoz's 'Foxtrot' somehow managed to unite Israel's supporters and detractors around an IDF soldier story. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:19PM
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Soldiers Theatre and the power of educational arts programs by Stephen Silver

As battles rage over government funding for arts programs, one professor at Valley Forge Military College knows what a difference those programs make for participating cadets. Stephen Silver…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:00PM
Monday, July 10, 2017

Good Good Comedy Theatre presents ‘Shark Tank: The Final Episode’ by Stephen Silver

Sean Keegan-Landis and Max Sittenfield spoof the entrepreneur-go-round 'Shark Tank' television series and its pompous personalities. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:12AM
Monday, October 24, 2016

Philadelphia Film Festival presents Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ by Stephen Silver

Director Damien Chazelle pairs Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for the third time in 'La La Land,' the Philadelphia Film Festival opener. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:26PM

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