PFS Sneak Preview: TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

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By Le Anne Lindsay

At the Philadelphia Film Society preview screening of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, I was handed a cheat sheet for the film — a guide of the characters, Secret Intelligence Service jargon, background on The Circus etc… Now let me tell you, I love these weekly film screenings, but I come to them from an 8 hour day at a mind-numbing, zombie-inducing day gig, which upon leaving, I have over an hour’s drive in rush hour traffic (gas at $3.43 a gallon) to reach Center City. I park a 15 min walk away from the theater in order to get free parking. With no time to stop for dinner, I am revived only by the Ritz Theater’s $2 mint hot chocolate.

PFS Sneak Preview: HUGO

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By Le Anne Lindsay

So here we are, once again in the midst of the holiday movie season with plenty of family fun and enchantment to choose from: The Muppets make a comeback, Happy Feet II or is it III? For the tweens and teens, another addition to the Twilight Saga, and for adults wanting to take their children to something magical with a message – Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, based on Brian Selznick award winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Film Review: SHAME

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By Le Anne Lindsay

Director Steve McQueen (Hunger), (why doesn’t he go by S. McQueen or use his middle name, Rodney or Stephen?) has created an intense character study of a sex addict without really having to go overboard on graphic content. There are a lot of very visual sex scenes, but it’s not gratuitous. With that being said, it was still embarrassing to watch the film with so many senior citizens.