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Get a Double Dose of Hitchcocktober

Hope Madden Hope Madden Get a Double Dose of Hitchcocktober

Back in February, the Gateway Film Center and Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse announced a partnership, but by October that pairing will turn dark and dizzy. Murderous schemes will unravel. Animals will attack. There’s even a promise of zombies. Not to worry – two of Columbus’s pillars in independent cinema are sharing Hitchcocktober, an annual […]

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Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

I once trapped myself down my vacationing neighbors’ basement, having let myself in to snoop around and then snagging my hair inside a piece of exercise equipment. The other neighborhood rugrats who’d accompanied me on this B&E left me there to die. But my twin sister marched next door to our dad and said, “Come […]

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9 Films Worth Watching: Fall Movie Guide 2014

Hope Madden Hope Madden 9 Films Worth Watching: Fall Movie Guide 2014

Summer blockbuster season is behind us, as is the season of dreck that immediately follows. Between now and the holidays – when cinemas will again wow us with big budget wizardry – we have the good fortune of perusing some independent, character-driven, autumn gems. Some even have a good shot at Oscar. Here’s a quick […]

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David Lynch Duran Duran Documentary Screening at The Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden David Lynch Duran Duran Documentary Screening at The Gateway

What has director David Lynch been up to, you ask? That bastion of all things weird and wonderful nabbed his 4th Oscar nomination for 2001’s dreamy Mulholland Drive, then kind of disappeared. Well, weep not for David Lynch, for he is living the dream – my dream, anyway. He’s been hanging out with Duran Duran, […]

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Sundance Shorts Come to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sundance Shorts Come to the Wex

The Wexner Center for the Arts welcomes a program of short films highlighting selections from the Sundance Film Festival. This Friday, September 5th at 7pm, the 94-minute slate of 8 documentary and narrative shorts unspools. According to the Sundance website, the festival, “over the course of its 30-year history, has been widely considered the premier […]

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A Ton of Fun and Help at Gateway’s HOOT

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Ton of Fun and Help at Gateway’s HOOT

This Saturday morning, will you and your kids do something fun, or do something worthwhile? The Gateway Film Center and Columbus Open Shelter hope you’ll do both with Hoot. According to Chris Hamel, Gateway Film Center President, “The program was designed to provide unique, fun programming for families, but also to help feed central Ohio […]

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Film Review: Calvary

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Calvary

Has the Catholic Church so comprehensively betrayed the nation of Ireland that it would take the second coming of the Messiah to set things straight? Maybe. The ever more impressive writer/director John Michael McDonagh may not be trying to rectify the Church’s situation, nor is he bringing about revelation. Rather, he offers a microcosm of […]

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