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Five New Films Worth Seeing in January

Hope Madden Hope Madden Five New Films Worth Seeing in January

So many movies this weekend! Scorsese’s latest, Ben Affleck’s period gangster flick, Isabelle Huppert’s provocative, Golden Globe winning Elle and Mark Wahlberg’s take on the Boston Marathon bombings – and other ones, too! There are a couple horror films you can check out, a family flick or two, and an intriguing directorial debut called Hunter […]

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Magnani Retrospective Comes to the Wexner Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Magnani Retrospective Comes to the Wexner Center

An icon of Italian cinema – an Oscar winner who worked with most of her time’s greatest directors – gets a retrospective beginning Thursday at the Wexner Center for the Arts. What’s so special about Anna Magnani? “Her performances are often raw, unbridled…like something is always simmering inside of her ready to burst out,” says […]

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Central Ohio Film Critics Announce Top 10 Films of 2016

Hope Madden Hope Madden Central Ohio Film Critics Announce Top 10 Films of 2016

A movie that puts a smile on your face for two solid hours made enough Columbus-area film critics happy to honor it with five awards on Thursday. La La Land was the Central Ohio Film Critics Association big winner, claiming top honors for picture, director (Damien Chazelle), cinematography (Linus Sandgren), film editing (Tom Cross) and […]

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Film Review: Hidden Figures

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Hidden Figures

January at the movies…sigh. It’s that time of year when the studios start sweeping out their closets of the films that were not Oscar contenders or holiday blockbuster candidates – so it’s time for another Underworld. But there is hope. Here in Ohio, a lot of the big awards head-turners – films that saw limited […]

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Studio Movie Grill Closes Doors in the Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Studio Movie Grill Closes Doors in the Arena District

After just three years, the Studio Movie Grill theater has closed its doors in the Arena District. A message posted on the exterior of the theater yesterday stated that the business would be closed for the day due to “emergency repairs regarding our restrooms”. Local man Ron Grabowski tweeted at Columbus Underground that someone from […]

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Anime Classics Return to Gateway Film Center Lineup

Hope Madden Hope Madden Anime Classics Return to Gateway Film Center Lineup

In January of 2015, Gateway Film Center kicked off a four-month celebration of anime with Ghibli at GFC. The program was so successful they’ve brought it back – with a little tweaking. Expanding the lineup beyond just the Ghibli’s canon and compressing the schedule to January and February, GFC programmers hope to continue to please […]

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List of Cult Films Showing at The Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden List of Cult Films Showing at The Gateway Film Center

The Gateway Film Center would like – if they may – to take you on a strange journey. Their ambitious yearlong film series Cult 101 seeks to finally qualify the best in cult films. The program is the culmination of a complicated process of selecting the 101 best films that qualify as “obscure, weird, and […]

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