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3 Films to See Over Memorial Day Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden 3 Films to See Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Eye-Popping 3D Memorial Day Weekend Extravaganza is here. Yes, summer is nigh and the bigger-is-better mantra will soon overwhelm local cinemas. And while there are some insanely expensive blockbusters to peruse this holiday weekend, the best bets are some of the smaller, well-stocked and unusual films hovering around the fringes of the weekend barbeque. […]

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Fundraiser for TV Show on Local Filmmakers at Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fundraiser for TV Show on Local Filmmakers at Gateway

“Filmmaking has become the new garage band.” So says Peter John Ross, co-creator of WOSU-TV series Framelines, a program focused on Ohio filmmaking. “Now that anyone with a cell phone can shoot and edit videos with titles and music, you can see that there’s this burgeoning filmmaking movement that didn’t exist before.” Ross and co-creator […]

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New in Theaters: Neighbors 2, The Nice Guys, Belladonna of Sadness & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New in Theaters: Neighbors 2, The Nice Guys, Belladonna of Sadness & More

A road trip to the boozy Seventies awaits CBUS in theaters this weekend – a time when people smoked in cars they were driving drunk without seatbelts. Chaos! But if you’re up for it, a couple of great time machine options await, as well as some Angry Birds and a surprisingly feminist comedy about the […]

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Wex Brings in Julie Dash and Restored Daughters of the Dust

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Brings in Julie Dash and Restored Daughters of the Dust

Filmmaker Julie Dash’s groundbreaking 1991 feature debut Daughters of the Dust gets the spotlight this weekend at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Dash and Melissa Harris-Perry will drop in Friday night for an introduction to the 2K DCP restoration of the film, as well as a Q&A following the screening. Daughters of the Dust, […]

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New in Theaters: High-Rise, The Darkness, Viva & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New in Theaters: High-Rise, The Darkness, Viva & More

A mixed bag at the cinema this weekend includes a weak Jodi Foster/George Clooney/Julia Roberts comeuppance fantasy and a weaker Kevin Bacon horror, but there are some shiny indie gems to pan for. Next weekend promises a bit of Hollywood for everyone, but this weekend you’d be better off at the art houses. High-Rise Set […]

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35mm Tom Hiddleston Flick Double Bills for Fright Club

Hope Madden Hope Madden 35mm Tom Hiddleston Flick Double Bills for Fright Club

“Thank you.” With that seemingly innocuous phrase, director Ben Wheatley pivots the direction of his 2011 breakout hit horror film Kill List, moving it from indie crime drama to something else entirely. This nimble maneuvering may have prepared him for his latest effort, J.G. Ballard’s High Rise. You can catch both films at this month’s […]

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Two Bills Battle to Fund Filmmakers in Ohio

Hope Madden Hope Madden Two Bills Battle to Fund Filmmakers in Ohio

This past weekend, moviegoers flocked to see the new civil war between two Avengers, who first slugged it out back in 2011 in Cleveland, of all places. Marvel action flicks and Cleveland play into another battle between two seemingly friendly yet definitely opposing forces, as a pair of conflicting bills compete to determine how Ohio […]

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