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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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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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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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The Top 3 Unique Films of 2017

Hope Madden Hope Madden The Top 3 Unique Films of 2017

Several films this year showed daring vision and/or had such an impact on cinema that their effect will be felt in terms of decent, different movies being made in the worn-thin genres of romantic comedy and horror. The Big Sick There is no genre of film more likely to disappoint, offend or regurgitate shameful clichés […]

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Top 3 Best Horror Movies of 2017

Hope Madden Hope Madden Top 3 Best Horror Movies of 2017

Right, one is not going to be a surprise. Hard to make the best overall list and not make this one. But it has been a really strong year in horror and you probably missed the other two films on this list, so check them out. Get Out [FULL REVIEW] Writer/director Jordan Peele’s social commentary […]

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The 3 Best Blockbuster Films of 2017

Hope Madden Hope Madden The 3 Best Blockbuster Films of 2017

Superheroes, sequels, cars, beauties, beasts, minions — so many big movies this year. It’s exhausting, but these popcorn muncher time wasters are not always a waste of time. Here are the three strongest blockbusters of 2017. Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Full review] With a deft mix of character-driven emotion, high stakes action and mischievous […]

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