Gary Thompson is the Inquirer's film critic.

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Why zombies will never die (and how the University of Pittsburgh is keeping them alive)

Jim Jarmusch talks about The Dead Don't Die as an homage to George Romero, whose estate will form the foundation of a museum and horror-movie studies center in Pittsburgh.


Philadelphia filmmakers go under the hood in ‘Framing John DeLorean’ with Alec Baldwin as the notorious automaker

Filmmakers Don Argott and Sheena Joyce examine the life of automaker John DeLorean.


Zombies, hipsters and Bill Murray converge in Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Laconic Sheriff (Bill Murray) faces a zombie uprising in his sleepy Pennsylvania town in 'The Dead Don't Die.'

Mindy Kaling finds that comedy writing is no joke in ‘Late Night’ | Movie review

An inexperienced comedy writer (Mindy Kaling) joins the insular staff of a legendary talk show host (Emma Thompson) in 'Late Night.'


‘Shaft’: The iconic detective meets his millennial son, is mystified | Movie review

Legendary private eye John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) introduces his sheltered son (Jessie Usher) to his streetwise ways in 'Shaft.'


Maya Erskine stands tall in the rom-com ‘Plus One’ | Movie review

Two platonic single friends (Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid) agree to be each others wedding dates, leading to complications in the romantic comedy 'Plus One'


No need for a neuralizer, you’ll forget you’ve seen ‘Men In Black International’ not long after walking out | Movie review

Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth are secret agents regulate the existence of aliens on earth in 'Men in Black: International'


‘Dark Phoenix’ is a poor vehicle for lame-duck X-Men cast | Movie review

Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) goes to outer space and comes back with some mood issues, in this new entry in the X-Men series.

It’s blockbuster season: Here are the movies you need to see this summer

From Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' to 'Men in Black International,' here's the best way to sit in air conditioning for two hours.

I tried the 4DX movie theater in King of Prussia: I laughed, I cried, I got water in the face

Movie-going evolves and that's okay. Either way: It's better than having the ceiling collapse on you at the Center City's old Sameric.