SCREEN

By Genevieve Valentine

A jazz student discovers how far he'll go to reach perfection in "Whiplash"

Andrew at first seems like any student in Fletcher’s class determined to be perfect: first for love of the music, then to avoid humiliation, then for reasons that become darker and harder to know.

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Posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

SCREEN

By Genevieve Valentine

A has-been actor attempts to restart his career in "Birdman"

Riggan Thompson tries to survive the behind-the-scenes disasters rattling the previews for a Broadway play of which he’s writer, director and star.

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Posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

SCREEN > ROUNDUP

By Genevieve Valentine

A cinematic feast: Can't-miss films at the 2014 Philadelphia Film Festival

Hungry for a deliciously diverse mix of satisfying big-screen treats? The Philadelphia Film Society's 23rd annual summit's got a full menu.

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Posted Oct. 15, 2014 | Comments: 0

SCREEN > CAPSULES

By Genevieve Valentine

The rousing, balanced "Pride" bucks expectations

Its sprawling cast is effortlessly cohesive, deftly managing to sketch full characters in a script that moves remarkably quickly.

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Posted Oct. 8, 2014 | Comments: 0

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