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New in Theaters: Hail, Caesar!, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New in Theaters: Hail, Caesar!, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies & More

Just as the winter weather abandons us for weirdly sunny days, the seasonal slog at the cinema has lightened up as well. Oscar nominees, Coen brothers, and reconsidered classics are all worth a look this weekend. There’s also a new Nicholas Sparks movie, which is exactly what you think it will be. Hail, Caesar   […]

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New In Theaters: The Finest Hours, Jeruzalem, & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New In Theaters: The Finest Hours, Jeruzalem, & More

Studios continue to shovel out those films that didn’t have the draw to make it during awards season or the holiday box office prime time, so things will be hit or miss until the spring. Still, you can catch the full slate of Oscar nominated shorts, which you should definitely make a point to do. […]

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New in Theaters: Anomalisa, Dirty Grandpa, Boy and the World & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New in Theaters: Anomalisa, Dirty Grandpa, Boy and the World & More

It’s a banner week for animation in Columbus, with two Oscar nominees in the category finally opening locally. And, Robert DeNiro talks dirty… really dirty. Anomalisa   Charlie Kaufman’s first animated film is a wondrous feature, utilizing a powerful subtlety to explore the challenge and the mystery of human connection. Customer service specialist Michael Stone […]

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Local Filmmaker Nabs Festival Selections with Hockey Short

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Nabs Festival Selections with Hockey Short

“I want to be one of the people who’s helping Columbus establish itself as a great place to make films.” So says local filmmaker Steph Greegor, one of the many who believe in making movies in Columbus. She credits the skills and knowledge she collected at her two previous gigs for giving her the tools […]

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Wexner Center Showcases Black Independent Film

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wexner Center Showcases Black Independent Film

The Wexner Center for the Arts explores the impact and artistry of America’s pioneering black filmmakers with their new series Witness: Black Independent Film. From the earliest Spike Lee joint to the film that inspired his 2014 vampire fable, from underseen shorts to rediscovered breakthroughs, from religion to poverty, addiction to family, documentary to exploitation, […]

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New in Theaters: 13 Hours, Ride Along 2 & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New in Theaters: 13 Hours, Ride Along 2 & More

Aaah, January. Now’s the time to catch up on the Oscar nominees while they’re still playing on Columbus’s big screens because – aside from the indies that trickle into town – very little of merit will be released between now and March’s thaw. For instance… 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi   While it […]

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2016 Oscar Nominations: Not Too Shabby

Hope Madden Hope Madden 2016 Oscar Nominations: Not Too Shabby

What a day. What a (mostly) lovely day! Yes, Mad Max: Fury Road came up big in this year’s Oscar nominations. In fact, it’s a big Tom Hardy year, as the actor’s two films – Mad Max and The Revenant – cleaned up. The year’s two most crowded fields are not necessarily the most glamorous, […]

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