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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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Columbus Film Critics Award Best of 2017

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Film Critics Award Best of 2017

The Columbus Film Critics Association (CoFCA) gathered at that weird upstairs room at Ace of Cups last night to formally announce the winners of their 16th annual awards for the best in film of 2017. Greta Gerwig’s coming of age indie Lady Bird racked up the most awards with a total of four: Best Film, […]

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Stranger than Fiction Oscar Contenders in Theaters This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Stranger than Fiction Oscar Contenders in Theaters This Weekend

A January release date can mean terrible, awful, unwatchable things. It can also mean Oscar. You just have to choose carefully. The first week of the new year treats CBUS moviegoers pretty well, with at least one sure-fire Oscar contender in the mix. Maybe two. I, Tonya Director Craig Gillespie, armed with a whip-smart script […]

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Universal Monster Mash at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Universal Monster Mash at Gateway Film Center

2018 is here and it’s alive! Alive! At least it is at Gateway Film Center, where Universal Studio’s classic set of monster movies is coming to the big screen. All month long, GFC will screen the biggest names in monster movies. “Chris [Hamel, GFC president and programmer] has been working on putting together a Universal […]

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The Top 3 Documentaries of 2017

Hope Madden Hope Madden The Top 3 Documentaries of 2017

Great documentaries are rarely in short supply with the ease of technology and distribution and the alarming number of catastrophes available for documentation. Several that hit Columbus theaters this year were provocative, hopeful and beautifully filmed. Here are my three favorites. Whose Streets? Activists Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis share directing duties on their film […]

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3 Movies You Probably Didn’t See in 2017, But Should Have

Hope Madden Hope Madden 3 Movies You Probably Didn’t See in 2017, But Should Have

Any film critic’s year end list is bound to be littered with obscurities, but there are some films far too few people even realized existed. Here are three that you almost certainly did not see—and if you did, bravo! If I’m right, though, you should remedy that situation. Columbus A Korean-American who man finds himself […]

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