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Cure for the Holiday Glut Found in Indie Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Cure for the Holiday Glut Found in Indie Theaters

Oh so many movies came out last week! But the Hollywood glut has made way for some weekend-after fasting, with precious little worth seeing in the multiplex. Thank goodness for our abundance of independent theaters – those wonderful little worlds where you will find the films worth catching this weekend. Christine There’s a moment in […]

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America’s Greatest Films Come to The Drexel

Hope Madden Hope Madden America’s Greatest Films Come to The Drexel

The Drexel Theatre starts its New Year’s resolution early. Richard Stoff, Chairman of Friends of the Drexel — the nonprofit organization behind the historic Bexley cinema – just wants to say thanks. After years of renovations – from roof to restrooms, seating to digital sound and more – the Drexel Theatre wants to thank all […]

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Reviews: The Edge of Seventeen, Fantastic Beasts & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden Reviews: The Edge of Seventeen, Fantastic Beasts & More

You can almost smell that turkey cooking — or is that the scent of holiday blockbusters? Because sometimes those stink too, and they can make you sleepy. This weekend though, JK Rowling whets your seasonal appetite with a tangential tale of tales from the Potter universe. Not digging the whole sorcery vibe? First time filmmaker […]

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Local Award-Winning Filmmaker Credits Experience Over a Degree

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Award-Winning Filmmaker Credits Experience Over a Degree

Award-bedecked local filmmaker Jason Tostevin, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the Gateway Film Center, credits film festivals, will and effort for his creative successes. Since his start in 2009, Tostevin has directed seven shorts, including the multi-award winning I Owe You (2013), A Way Out (2015) and this year’s celebrated horror comedy, Born Again. […]

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Beauty to Behold in Theaters this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Beauty to Behold in Theaters this Weekend

Who needs a hug? Maybe Game 7 didn’t go your way, or perhaps it was November 8 that did you in. Or maybe your favorite songwriter of all time just died. It’s been a shit month. But the good news is that Hollywood is finally ready to embrace you with excellence. From big budget aliens […]

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Local Filmmaker Brings Video Game Documentary to Wexner Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Brings Video Game Documentary to Wexner Center

Filmmaker Kurt P. Vincent is drawn to peculiar topics. For instance, his first movie, for which he served as cinematographer. “It’s called Out of Place,” he says. “It’s about the surfing scene in Cleveland, Ohio.” Since that 2009 documentary, the Bexley native has done cinematography, editing and commercial work, all leading to his directorial debut […]

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$150K Film Restoration Grant to The Wexner Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden $150K Film Restoration Grant to The Wexner Center

Film preservation has long been a focus for the Wexner Center for the Arts. It’s an interest you can see in much of their programming, bringing restorations to the screen that share the process and celebrate the work. Thanks to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Wex can now ensure that the work […]

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