Gary Thompson is the Inquirer's film critic.

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Temple grad and star of new Eddie Murphy movie ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ talks about her ‘lucky’ ride to success

Da’Vine Joy Randolph's failure as a classical singer led her to acting on Broadway and film.

Lightbox Film Center, Philly’s mainstay for avant-garde and independent cinema, to move to Broad Street

University of the Arts is in the process of raising $3.5 million to build a new state-of-the-art theater on another floor in the building at 401 S. Broad St., envisioned as the permanent home of the Lightbox.


‘Gemini Man’ offers multiple Will Smiths, but not multiple thrills | Movie review

Every once in while, a movie comes along that speaks to the great and universal fear lurking at the 1,000-crunches-a-day core of youth-obsessed Hollywood.

Penn State football player-turned-horror director talks about his new movie ‘Along Came the Devil 2’

He's a horror director but his first love is rom-com auteur Nancy Meyers.


Eddie Murphy returns in ‘Dolemite is My Name’ | Movie review

Eddie Murphy stars as Rudy Ray Moore, a failed singer and struggling comedian who, late in his career develops, a foulmouthed stage character that audiences love, and builds a movie around him, capitalizing on the blaxploitation craze of the 1970s.

How Philadelphia plays a starring role in Netflix’s sci-fi serial-killer movie ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’

Philly plays a key role Netflix's new movie from local Jim Mickles, even though it wasn't shot here.


‘Joker': Wild card Joaquin Phoenix dominates and distorts a creepy movie

Did director Todd Phillips foreshadow 'Joker' in an interview with our film critic in 2006?


Philly’s Marchánt Davis stars in edgy satire ‘The Day Shall Come’ | Movie review

The North Philly-born and raised actor gives an inspired performance as a Miami cult leader duped by (or duping) the FBI