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Film Review: Foxcatcher

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Foxcatcher

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher. The film follows the events that unfolded as Olympic gold medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz, and later his older brother, gold medal winner Dave (Mark Ruffalo), get involved with sinister millionaire John DuPont, who’s looking to bankroll 1988 US Olympic […]

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Found Footage Festival Hits the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Found Footage Festival Hits the Wex

The holiday season brings a lot of entertainment options to Columbus, but nothing else quite like the Found Footage Festival. Set to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Tuesday, 12/16 at the Wexner Center for the Arts (1871 N High St.), FFF brings a comedy show featuring a collection of video oddities. Nick Prueher and Joe […]

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Documentary Week Returns to Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Documentary Week Returns to Gateway Film Center

Like your friend who just doesn’t read novels, Columbus is a town of non-fiction devotees – or so suggests the popularity of the Gateway Film Center’s bi-annual festival of non-fiction films, Doc Week. The program of 22 films returns to South Campus this Friday, Dec. 5, and runs through to the following Friday, Dec. 12. […]

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Family Film Series Zooms to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Family Film Series Zooms to the Wex

Did you see all that slapping, eye poking and hair tearing last Friday? No, not at the mall, at the Wexner Center for the Arts! The Wex warmed up for Zoom, their annual celebration of children’s cinema, last Friday with a Stooge-athon: 90 minutes of Larry, Moe and Curly. Properly exhausted of their slap-happiness, the […]

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Film Review: Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

What makes the Hunger Games franchise so much stronger than the rest of the adolescent lit series out there? Perhaps more than anything – more than a compelling hero’s quest, more than the peril and drama, more than director Francis Lawrence’s eye for action and sense of pacing – it’s that each new film expands […]

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Oldest Film Festival in US Returns to Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oldest Film Festival in US Returns to Columbus

Have you checked out the Columbus International Film + Video Festival yet? You’ve only had 62 chances to catch the celebration of local, national and international features and shorts. Yes, after a number of early bird screenings around town, the nation’s longest running film festival hits its stride this Thursday (11/13) at the Gateway Film […]

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9 Films Worth Watching: Holiday Movie Guide 2014

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

Both Whiplash and Rosewater open this weekend at the Drexel and Gateway Film Center respectively. Both are must-see independent films with Oscar buzz aplenty, but they also signal the end of the fall films. Next weekend, things move toward holiday hoopla, and the awards-baiting indies flow alongside giant blockbuster contenders – indeed, the two sometimes […]

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