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A Ton of Fun and Help at Gateway’s HOOT

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Ton of Fun and Help at Gateway’s HOOT

This Saturday morning, will you and your kids do something fun, or do something worthwhile? The Gateway Film Center and Columbus Open Shelter hope you’ll do both with Hoot. According to Chris Hamel, Gateway Film Center President, “The program was designed to provide unique, fun programming for families, but also to help feed central Ohio […]

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Film Review: Calvary

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Calvary

Has the Catholic Church so comprehensively betrayed the nation of Ireland that it would take the second coming of the Messiah to set things straight? Maybe. The ever more impressive writer/director John Michael McDonagh may not be trying to rectify the Church’s situation, nor is he bringing about revelation. Rather, he offers a microcosm of […]

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It’s a Rock Movie Invasion at the Drexel

Hope Madden Hope Madden It’s a Rock Movie Invasion at the Drexel

Bruce Bartoo, fulltime projectionist at the Wexner Center for the Arts and part time movie marathon madman, unleashes yet another event of evil genius this Saturday, August 2 at the Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.). From 9pm until dawn, it’s Rockpocalypse, a celebration of the worst rock movies ever made. A near-bottomless font of […]

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Film Review: Boyhood

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Boyhood

With an effort that proves Richard Linklater as an artist even as it feels a natural evolution of his best work, Boyhood is a movie like no other. Linklater filmed his low key opus over twelve years, pulling cast and crew back together for a few days each year to check back in on Mason (Ellar Coltrane), […]

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Gateway Film Center Geeks Out

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center Geeks Out

Can’t wait until Friday to see Marvel’s new flick Guardians of the Galaxy? Die hard movie nerds would tell you that there are many opportunities across Columbus to sneak in a screening to this or any major blockbuster the night before its official weekend launch, but Gateway Film Center (1550 North High St.) hopes you’ll […]

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Linklater Brings Boyhood to Wex Retrospective

Hope Madden Hope Madden Linklater Brings Boyhood to Wex Retrospective

Since 1991’s Slacker, writer/director Richard Linklater’s loose, collaborative style  has yielded some of American independent cinema’s most authentic, memorable work. He’s experimented with animation, improvisation, and non-fiction; he’s crossed genres and blurred lines and shown more stylistic versatility than perhaps any other auteur working today. This winding road has led to his latest effort, Boyhood, […]

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Filmmaker Brings Excellent Ebert Doc to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Filmmaker Brings Excellent Ebert Doc to the Wex

Whether you loved him or hated him, Roger Ebert was a massive cultural influence – particularly if you happen to be a film critic. Says John DeSando, film critic for WCBE 90.5 FM (It’s Movie Time, Cinema Classics), “When Roger Ebert was the top critic in the land, I read his reviews first after I had […]

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