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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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Get Goofy with Bad Movies at Studio 35

Hope Madden Hope Madden Get Goofy with Bad Movies at Studio 35

What’s the traditional gift for a third anniversary – leather? How about robots, aliens and boobs? Because that kind of gift is right up Bad Movie Nite’s alley. For the uninitiated, Bad Movie Nite is a late night series celebrating its third anniversary on July 4th  at Studio 35 (3055 Indianola Ave.). You can honor […]

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Best Horror of the Last Decade Terrorizes Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Best  Horror of the Last Decade Terrorizes Gateway Film Center

Each and every week, you can catch the newest in indie horror at the Gateway Film Center (1550 N. High St.), courtesy of their program Nightmares on High Street, the longest running horror series in the US. But if you’re looking for scares a little more tried and true, every so often, GFC appends the […]

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I’d Like to Buy the World a Dance

Veronica Dittman Stanich Veronica Dittman Stanich I’d Like to Buy the World a Dance

Globe Trot, a new dance film by OSU Dance-Filmmaking Professor Mitchell Rose, is easy to like. It’s non-stop for about three minutes, the length of a pop song. It’s got a driving but vaguely poignant score, and the dancing, choreographed by OSU Dance Professor Bebe Miller, is immensely appealing. People of many ages, colors, and […]

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Fright Club Lives… At The Drexel Theatre

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fright Club Lives… At The Drexel Theatre

Fright Club, the late night film series showcasing overlooked and underseen horror gems, moves to the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main St.), kicking off the new collaboration on Friday, June 20, with Michael Haneke’s experiment in terror, Funny Games. “It’s a film series for real horror fans,” says George Wolf, co-programmer and co-host. Wolf, midday […]

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