Directors’ Picks: Fall 2018

The fall movie circuit is here. With the Philadelphia Film Festival opening next week, our team has decided to share some of the films some of our film directors are looking forward to seeing. Some are in theaters now; others can be caught at the Philadelphia Film Festival. Festival opens October 18th. Visit for more information!

Beautiful Boy (Amazon Studios) Starring: Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell.

When the all-American kid gets brought to the brink of self-destruction by his drug addition, a father places all his effort into helping his son fight his battle against addition. Now Playing in Select Theaters.

Bad Times at El Royale (20th Century Fox) - Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo. 

When several strangers all find themselves at the infamous El Royale on the same night, all hell breaks loose as they all discover they’re not who they said they were. Now Playing.

All Square (Vertical Entertainment) – Starring: Michael Kelly.

When a down-on-his-luck bookie runs into his ex-girlfriend, his luck changes as he unexpectedly befriends her son and starts taking bets on little league games. When the community finds out, chaos breaks loose! (Philly Film Festival Feature).

At First Light (Gravitas Ventures) – Featuring: Théodore Pellerin and Stefanie Scott.

Two teenagers go on the run after Alex (Stefanie Scott) has a close encounter with mysterious orbs of light that leave her with extraordinary powers. As they evade their families, police and a covert government agency, Alex and Sean (Théodore Pellerin) find themselves at the center of an unprecedented event in human history. (Philly Film Festival Independent Feature)

A Star Is Born (Roadshow Films) – Starring: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

In this new take on the tragic love story, Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers – and falls in love with – struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga), who has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer. Jack coaxes her into the spotlight allowing her career to finally take off.  As she rises to stardom, the personal side of their relationship starts breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.  Now Playing.