Interview: Gianmarco Cilli on The Feel Is Now

Gianmarco Cilli is a Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He has worked with National Eye and The Silver Ages. For The Feel Is Now, his first solo record in over a decade, Cilli collaborated with members of Dr Dog. The War On Drugs. Cilli answered a few questions about his solo record, which dropped last September. 

Interview: Scantron’s James Everhart On The EP Electric City

Scantron is an energetic garage rock band from Philadelphia helmed by former Low Cut Connie guitarist James Everhart. The group released their terrific EP Electric City in February and was named Artist To Watch by WMMR this April. Electric City channels Everhart's feelings about leaving Low Cut Connie and is available for streaming and download on their... Continue Reading →

Revisiting The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon

Philadelphia's cinematic history is synonymous with Rocky, one of the best sports films ever made. The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon is not a close second. Released in 1998, the made-for-TV movie does not exactly rival sports flicks from the same era like Little Giants or Angels In The Outfield. The movie stars Tony... Continue Reading →

Review: Netflix’s Spenser Confidential

Netflix’s Spenser Confidential is an intersection of two well-traveled subgenres: Boston crime and revenge. The film adaptation of the popular private detective is now in its third incarnation as an action flick. The 2020 movie reintroduces Spenser with some notable tweaks. Spenser Confidential stars Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, and Alan Arkin. Spenser is a former... Continue Reading →

Movie Reviews: Midway (2019) And Midway (1976)

The trailer for Roland Emmerich’s 2019 film Midway presented a poorly construed treatment of World War II with hooky jingoism and disaster movie arcs. The film barely broke even in the box office, although it was vastly different from the 1976 movie Midway. That blockbuster was a top-grossing flick of its time, yet the substance... Continue Reading →

How To Support The Arts In Philly During COVID-19

According to the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the arts scene in the City of Brotherly Love is more than just a weekend escape. $4.1 billion dollars in total economic impact, 55,000 full-time jobs, and $1.3 billion in household income are all tied directly to Philly's arts and culture institutions. During the Coronavirus shutdown, a countless... Continue Reading →

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