From the Archives: This Week in Philly: Friday the 13th, The Shining, Jaws, and more!

From the Archives: This Week in Philly: Friday the 13th, The Shining, Jaws, and more!

In the interest of getting “hard” copies of my work under one roof, I plan to spend the next few weeks posting the entire archive of my film journalism here on ScullyVision. With due respect to the many publications I’ve written for, the internet remains quite temporary, and I’d hate to see any of my work disappear for digital reasons. As such, this gargantuan project must begin! I don’t want to do it. I hate doing it. But it needs to be done. Please note that my opinions, like everyone’s, have changed a LOT since I started, so many of these reviews will only represent a snapshot in time. Objectivity has absolutely no place in film criticism, at least not how I do it. 

Without further ado, I present to you: FROM THE ARCHIVES.

Originally posted on Cinema76.

very Week, Philly has tons of film events to offer! We’re featuring as many as we can each Monday! Got an upcoming film event in the Philadelphia area? Submit it here to be featured!

Monday June 24th

  • Psychotronic Film Society – Extreme cinema every second and last Monday every month. 7:30PM at PhilaMOCA Free!!!!

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, dir. Steven Spielberg) 7:00PM at Princeton Garden Theatre

Tuesday June 25th

  • Thai Movie Night – Hanuman and the Five Riders (1975, dir. Sompote Sands, Shohei Tojo) 7:30PM at PhilaMOCA

  • Friday the 13th (1980, dir. Sean S. Cunningham) As part of the Ritz Classic Movie Essentials series. Introduction by our very own Dan Scully. 7:30PM at Ritz Five

Wednesday June 26th

  • Final Girls Berlin FIlm Festival, 2019 Best of Shorts Program 7:30PM at PhilaMOCA

  • The Shining (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick) Brand new 4K remaster, in theaters for a very limited time! Followed by a post-screening discussion with Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam and camera operator on the film. 7:00PM at Bryn Mawr Film Institute

  • It Came From Outer Space (1953, dir. Jack Arnold) 7:30PM at Ambler Theater

  • Laura (1944, dir. Otto Preminger) 7:30PM at County Theater

  • Empire Records (1995, Allan Moyle) 8PM outdoor screening at FringeArts

Thursday June 27th

  • Nightcrawlers (2018, dir. Stephen McCoy) 7:30PM at PhilaMOCA

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, dir. George Roy Hill) 7:30PM at County Theater

  • Jaws (1975, dir. Steven Spielberg) Special presentation with Dr. Dean Fessler, Deputy Director of the Shark Research Institute of Princeton before the film. 7:30PM at Princeton Garden Theatre

Friday June 28th

  • Female Trouble (1974 dir. John Waters) 45th Anniversary Celebration with Mink Stole in attendance 7:30PM at PhilaMOCA

  • Predator (1987, dir. John McTiernan) Midnight Madness! 12:00AM at Ritz at the Bourse

  • Paris is Burning (1990, Jeannie Livingston) 7:30 at the Colonial Theatre

  • Godzilla-Palooza! Two different triple features both Friday and Saturday night at the Mahoning Drive-in!

Saturday June 29th

Sunday June 30th

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