Category Archives: movie reviews

TONIGHT: Go See Aftermath

The International House is playing the Polish movie Aftermath tonight (as I noted in yesterday‘s  Inquirer). You should go see it, as its probably not going to get a wider release. Check out this article for a taste of the … Continue reading

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Speaking of movies, don’t watch this one (Trance edition)

Forgot to post this when it got published earlier this year. Danny Boyle’s Trance is unpleasant to watch and doesn’t make a lot of sense. Don’t waste your time.  

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Old Movies in Philly This Week: Renoir or Monty Python

I’ve got a new mini-column for the Inquirer on cool, relatively obscure arts and culture happenings in the Philly area. It runs every Sunday I’m enjoying it greatly. Please tweet me tips: @jblumgart This week Jean Renoir’s the Grand Illusion … Continue reading

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You should go see The World’s End…

…I did, twice. And really, really liked it (clearly), possibly even better than Shaun of the Dead and definitely more than Hot Fuzz. My review. And the trailer:

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Star Trek: Disappointing but not unwatchable

My review of Star Trek Into Darkness is up at City Paper. Click the link for the full (still very short) review, but in short it just isn’t that great (but still fun and worth seeing). Into Darkness relies too … Continue reading

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Renoir < Spring Breakers

My review of Renoir, from the latest edition of the City Paper. I wouldn’t advise you see it in the theaters. Save your dollars for a second viewing of Spring Breakers. At its best, Renoir captures that wonderfully inviting feeling … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Not even Lizzy Caplan can save it

A few months ago I was assigned to review Save the Date for the Philadelphia City Paper. I got my review copy, watched it, wrote the tiny little article and…Save the Date never opened in Philadelphia. So no article. City … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly Makes Criminality Look Awful

My review of Killing Them Softly, a movie I don’t necessarily recommend you see because its so grim), can be found here. A significant portion of the review got clipped, including all of the below. (Also, read the book it … Continue reading

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Movies: Skyfall and Cloud Atlas

My reviews over at Broad Street Review. You should definitely watch  Skyfall (unless you don’t like James Bond movies). I can’t exactly recommend Cloud Atlas, but I enjoyed watching it. I’m sure the book is better and can’t wait to … Continue reading

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How’s your drinking?

I’ve always liked reading about drinking. Many of my favorite novelists–Kingsley Amis, P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh–wring a great deal of comedy, and occasionally tragedy, out of humanity’s relations with the bottle. (I haven’t read as much about the grimmer side … Continue reading

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