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Oscar Picks 2017: What Should Win, and What Will Win

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Picks 2017: What Should Win, and What Will Win

Oscar cometh, and with him the possibility of drawing attention to some of the best films a lot of people didn’t see last year. By all means, check out Hell or High Water and Moonlight. Watch Natalie Portman’s brilliant turn in Jackie, or Viola Davis’s blistering performance in Fences. And for the love of God, […]

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Cinema Revival Returns to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Cinema Revival Returns to the Wex

Like the films it showcases, Cinema Revival is back and better than ever. Returning for its third festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ celebration of film restoration dives into the films and the process for five days beginning Wednesday, February 22. This is a series that fits perfectly in the Wex wheelhouse – they […]

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Fist Fight, The Great Wall, I Am Not Your Negro & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fist Fight, The Great Wall, I Am Not Your Negro & More

Required viewing at the Wex this weekend – Oscar nominee for best documentary, I Am Not Your Negro screens all weekend and you should catch it if you can. Another Oscar nominee – best foreign language pick Toni Erdmann – opens at Drexel and elsewhere. Beyond that, a couple of studio release that are less […]

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Guns! Bondage! Legos! That’s Valentine’s at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Guns! Bondage! Legos! That’s Valentine’s at the Movies

Oscar is approaching! One sure way to know – Gateway’s screening all the nominated short films. Check out each set – live action, animated and documentary – this weekend. Unrelated to Oscar in any conceivable way, John Wick 2 is also available and God help me, it’s not bad. It’s not LEGO Batman good, but […]

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Five New Movies to See in Theaters This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Five New Movies to See in Theaters This Weekend

One Oscar nominee will be unable to attend this year’s Academy Awards ceremony – banned, if you will. But you can catch Asghar Farhadi’s Best Foreign Language candidate this weekend at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Also available – new Robert DeNiro, new Pedro Almodovar, and the movie that could kill you in seven […]

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Film Reviews: Watch Jackie, Skip the Reincarnated Dog Movie

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Reviews: Watch Jackie, Skip the Reincarnated Dog Movie

One Oscar nominee, one reincarnated dog and one mess of body fluids – what’s your pleasure? All of it graces (or splatters) Columbus screens this weekend. Jackie Director Pablo Larrain disregards traditional biopic structure and reshapes it to hypnotic effect in Jackie, a challenging portrait of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy as she struggles with the […]

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Oscar Nominations and Snubs

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Nominations and Snubs

2016 was a fairly weak, fairly bland year at the movies, but it still has surprises in store for us. Look at this… Suicide Squad is nominated for an Oscar! Okay, it’s for makeup and hairstyling — who knew that rolling around Hot Topic could translate to an Oscar nomination? The official Academy Award nominations had […]

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