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Film Review: Trainwreck

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Trainwreck

Ten years ago, The 40-Year-Old Virgin introduced the new voice of cinematic comedy. A decade later, 40 writer/director Judd Apatow is – for the first time – directing a film he didn’t write. Why? Because there’s a new sheriff in town and Apatow has the clout to ensure that the next voice in cinematic comedy […]

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Movies Return to Goodale Park

Hope Madden Hope Madden Movies Return to Goodale Park

Goodale Park has seen its share of parties, weddings, festivals, and pre-prom photos. Did you know you can see some great movies there, too? For the last 7 years, the Short North Civic Center has brought the big screen (an inflatable one!) to the park for a community viewing of some great flicks. Screen on […]

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Local Filmmaker Premiers “Union Furnace” in Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Premiers “Union Furnace” in Columbus

Much ado has been made about bringing Hollywood to Columbus, but it turns out, we’ve had a little slice of Tinsel Town right in Grandview Heights all along. Columbus native Nicholas Bushman is about to release his second feature film, with a third in the can and a fourth in development. Though he splits his […]

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Film Review: Amy

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Amy

It takes a real gift for storytelling to take a Behind the Music tale – rags to riches to tragedy – and turn it into a riveting, relevant, surprising film. Documentarian Asif Kapadis (Senna) has done just that with the vital and heartbreaking film Amy. For his picture of Amy Winehouse he collects hundreds of […]

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Big Picture’s Big Show Comes to The Wexner Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big Picture’s Big Show Comes to The Wexner Center

This summer, the Wexner Center for the Arts is weighing in on one of life’s big questions: Does size matter? Perhaps we can infer from their Big Picture series that the answer may be yes, at least when it comes to presenting film. The center celebrates the 100th anniversary of Technicolor and shows off its […]

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Fright Club Brings Underseen Horror to Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fright Club Brings Underseen Horror to Gateway

Columbus’s Gateway Film Center has long been the horror hub of the city. The center works an abundance of the genre programming into their overall scheme of events, including five years of Nightmares on High – the longest running festival of new horror in the country – as well as Nightmares from the Crypt, which […]

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Best Films of 2015 So Far

Hope Madden Hope Madden Best Films of 2015 So Far

Believe it or not, 2015 is officially half over. It’s been a pretty big half, though – July through December has its work cut out for it if it hopes to stand up. While historical Supreme Court rulings and heartbreaking tragedies are the items we will remember the longest, there were also some great movies […]

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