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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I Do Not Know Greta Gerwig

by Wilson Holzhaeuser

I do not know Greta Gerwig, but I feel like I do. I know she’s from Sacramento. I know she acted in her Catholic high school theater productions which inspired her to pursue the arts in college. I know she moved to New York to study at Barnard, not Columbia, but didn’t quite make it as a playwright in school. I know that her 20’s were a little unguided and she may have felt like she was falling behind her peers as she was finding her path in life. She grew up largely working class and may have felt insecure about that sometimes.

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