Boom For Real

Directed by Sara Driver (2018)
by Hunter Bush

Taken as a whole, Boom For Real is an attempt to contextualize painter Jean-Michel Basquiat by shining a light on his early teenage years, when he was learning to be the artist he would become. Filmmaker Sara Driver brings together the familiar documentary materials to create a portrait of Basquiat that may seem simple, but is as nuanced and meaningful as his works themselves are.

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Everything Old is New Again, Vol. 3: May and June 2018

by Hunter Bush

Howdy, cinemaniacs! Welcome to Everything Old is New Again (EOiNA to her friends), your bi-monthly update on Hollywood's long-standing love of Adaptations, Remakes, and Legacy Sequels. In fact, now that I think about it, the last two movies I watched as of this writing were both adaptations: Wayne's World was inspired by the popular SNL sketch and Full Metal Jacket was based on the book The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford. See what I mean?

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Barbara Hammer

by Silvestre M. Bare

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Oct 7, 2017 – Jan 28, 2018.

"My retrospective brings in all the different branches of my work, from performance to photography to installations to journal keeping to writing, and of course to 16mm film, super 8 film, digital film and video. That’s the language: a diverse one that can move in any direction according to the idea or emotional motivation." —Barbara Hammer, 2017

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Philly Film Society Spring Fest: MJ's Flick Picks

by Rosalie Kicks, Old Sport and Benjamin Leonard, Best Boy

It’s spring time. The birds are chirping and the weather is finally getting nice, but there is no place the MJ crew would rather be than indoors, at the cinema. The Philadelphia Film Society Spring Fest kicks off Friday, April 27 and closes out on Sunday, April 29. The fest may only be running for a few days but it is packed with some of the latest and greatest films from this year’s festival circuit thus far.  

Here are just some of the flicks we don’t wanna miss…follow along on Instagram and Twitter for updates all weekend long. Hope to see ya at the movies, old sport!

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