Sizing up the 30th Philadelphia Film Festival

Sizing up the 30th Philadelphia Film Festival

The Philadelphia Film Festival returned to live indoor venues this October after going virtual and drive-in-only for its 2020 edition. The Philadelphia Film Society put aggressive but necessary COVID protocols in place — including masking and proof of vaccination for all screenings — to make a safe in-person festival possible.  The festival, which ran from October 20 to 31, featured a

30th Philadelphia Film Festival to open with Belfast, close with The Same Storm

30th Philadelphia Film Festival to open with <em>Belfast</em>, close with <em>The Same Storm</em>

The Philadelphia Film Society took the wraps off its lineup for this year’s 30th Philadelphia Film Festival, which will mark the fest’s return to in-person showings after last year’s festival was held virtually. Running from October 20 to 31, it’s the first festival that will be held entirely at the Film Society’s own venues, which are the Philadelphia Film Center,

2020 PFCC Annual Awards

January 17, 2021 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Names Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom the Best Film of 2020. The Philadelphia Film Critics Circle today voted on its fourth annual year-end awards, and the choice for Best Film of 2020 was director George C. Wolfe’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. That film also won Best Actress honors for Viola Davis. It was a

2019 PFCC Annual Awards

2019 PFCC Annual Awards

December 8, 2019 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Names Knives Out the Best Film of 2019 Philadelphia, PA: The Philadelphia Film Critics Circle today voted on its third annual year-end awards, and the choice for Best Movie was Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out. Knives Out also won the award for Best Script, as the awards were spread among several different films. Martin Scorsese

It Is With Great Sadness

It Is With Great Sadness

It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that one of our own has passed away. Kam Williams died quietly on Wednesday after an extended battle with prostate cancer. Kam always had a positive, hopeful outlook on his situation and continued writing reviews up to his final days. He will be missed. You can read about his

Kam Williams’ Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop for 2018

Kam Williams’ Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop for 2018

Next up is Kam Williams a syndicated film and book critic who writes for 100+ publications around the country and gives us his exhaustive list of Top Tens and Honorable Mentions. 10 Best Big Budget Films Crazy Rich Asians Widows Bohemian Rhapsody Green Book Vice Black Panther Destroyer The Hate U Give   Love, Simon BlacKkKlansman Big Budgets Honorable Mention Ready Player