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Black Panther and Lesser Offerings in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Black Panther and Lesser Offerings in Theaters

Black Panther is here! Go see it. Dude, I’m not even lying. There may be other movies out this weekend (I mean, there are—see below), but this is the one you want to see. Black Panther Ryan Coogler’s stunning first feature, 2013’s Fruitvale Station, proved his instincts as a storyteller. It also made apparent the […]

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Valentine’s Weekend Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Valentine’s Weekend Movies

Valentine’s Day approaches, which means another Fifty Shades movie, for shit’s sake. If you want even less sexual chemistry or emotional enjoyment, the brilliant Michael Haneke offers something to slowly corrupt your soul. And if that isn’t your bag, a genuinely charming family film hops through Columbus, plus you can watch every single Oscar nominated […]

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Grim Westerns, Grim Dystopias & Oscar Nominees in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Grim Westerns, Grim Dystopias & Oscar Nominees in Theaters

Hundreds of movies came out last week. I’m ball-parking, but there were a lot. Not so, this week. Slim pickins. Grim pickins. Not a lot of smiles in here, but hey, maybe melancholy Westerns and YA dystopias are for you. If not, nearly every theater in Columbus is stocked this weekend with Oscar nominees, including […]

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2018 Oscar Nominations, Celebrations & Snubs

Hope Madden Hope Madden 2018 Oscar Nominations, Celebrations & Snubs

2017 was a year marked by independents: original screenplays, original ideas, low-budgets, big returns. How beautiful is that? Bearing his most intimate vision yet, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water swept up 13 Oscar nominations, impressing voters in nearly every category, from technical achievement through acting and directing. And Get Out represents the first […]

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Unique Live Music Documentary Coming to The Wexner Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Unique Live Music Documentary Coming to The Wexner Center

Both filmmaker Sam Green and the Kronos Quartet—separately— have a long history with the Wexner Center for the Arts. “This goes back to 1800s,” laughs Green. “No, but it feels like that. I first came to the Wexner Center in 1996 and have been back many times, both working there in the residency program and […]

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Horseback Soldiers, Russian Dashcams, Foreign Romance + Nic Cage in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Horseback Soldiers, Russian Dashcams, Foreign Romance + Nic Cage in Theaters

Damn, a lot of movies open this weekend—too many to cover! (Sorry Gerard Butler. Well, not really…) Some of these are beautiful, some magical, some insane, and one is like picking a scab, but most of them are worth your time. Call Me By Your Name It’s a languid Italian summer circa 1983 and everything […]

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Action and Oscar Contenders in Theaters This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden Action and Oscar Contenders in Theaters This Week

Sure, Oscar contender The Post finally hits CBUS screens this weekend. Not in the mood for a thoughtful, well-crafted cinematic experience? You are in luck! Liam Neeson’s newest thriller bursts its way through Columbus as well. What villainy can his particular set of skills undermine this time? The Post It is Oscar season, people, and […]

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