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Director Andrew Niccol Talks with CU about New Film Good Kill

Hope Madden Hope Madden Director Andrew Niccol Talks with CU about New Film Good Kill

Writer/director Andrew Niccol’s provocative look at the life of a drone pilot, Good Kill, opens in Columbus this weekend. The film considers modern warfare in a new light, and the director took a few minutes to talk to Columbus Underground about the effort. Columbus Underground: You’ve examined the alienating power of surveillance and technology in […]

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Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Holy shit. To say that George Miller has stepped up his game since he left us at Thunderdome would be far too mild a statement to open with. Mad Max: Fury Road is not just superior to everything in this franchise, as well as everything else Miller has ever directed. It’s among the most exhausting, […]

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Wexner Center Offers Strong Spring Contemporary Screen Lineup

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wexner Center Offers Strong Spring Contemporary Screen Lineup

Between their special programs and their regular mix of classics, documentaries, foreign and art house offerings, the Wexner Center for the Arts is bound to provide something for a Columbus cinefile to appreciate. Their special programs are always worth a peek, but it’s what they’re bringing to their Contemporary Screen this spring that looks most […]

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HBO Documentary and Star Come to COSI

Hope Madden Hope Madden HBO Documentary and Star Come to COSI

Katrina Gilbert has had quite a year: she got engaged, moved, and started working full time toward her degree, all while touring the country in support of the award winning HBO documentary Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert. Gilbert heads to COSI (333 W. Broad St.) on Tuesday, April 28 to […]

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Studio 35 Hosting Comedy Film Festival

Hope Madden Hope Madden Studio 35 Hosting Comedy Film Festival

They have all the best beers, they have a devoted throng of moviegoers, they have a variety of independent and mainstream programming, they have fun art in their bar – hell, they have an Avengers pinball game. Is there anything Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse doesn’t have? If you said “a film festival,” well, they […]

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Doc Week Returns to Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Doc Week Returns to Gateway Film Center

This Friday, April 17, Gateway Film Center launches the spring edition of Doc Week, the country’s only weeklong celebration of documentaries. The series of 21 films rotates between the 17th and 23rd, with films that cover the gamut from politics to science, music to history, food to fashion. Gateway president and Doc Week programmer Chris […]

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Film Review: It Follows

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: It Follows

David Robert Mitchell invites you to the best American horror film in more than a decade. It Follows is a coming of age tale that mines a primal terror. Moments after a sexual encounter with a new boyfriend, Jay discovers that she is cursed. He has passed on some kind of entity – a demonic […]

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