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Wex’s Cinema Revival Goes Virtual

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex’s Cinema Revival Goes Virtual

If there was going to be one annual film program unlikely to make the leap to virtual presentation, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Cinema Revival would probably be the one, right? Their yearly celebration of the art and outcome of an industry’s painstaking efforts to find, preserve and archive film seems a misfit for […]

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Awards Contenders Among This Week’s Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Awards Contenders Among This Week’s Movies

The rightly ballyhooed Nomadland finally makes its way to Columbus screens, big and small. There is a good variety of other options as well, most of them decent, a couple of them quite good. Here’s the low down. Nomadland by Hope Madden Nobody sees American poverty as honestly or as poetically as filmmaker Chloé Zhao. Those […]

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Lot of Movie Choices, Good and Bad

Hope Madden Hope Madden Lot of Movie Choices, Good and Bad

Loads of options this week, most of them unusual, some of them awful, a couple pretty great and one Golden Globe nomination. Here’s the skinny. Two of Us (Deux) On VOD by George Wolf The plan was to sell each of their neighboring French flats and move to Rome. After decades of living in secret, […]

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Sundance at Gateway: Lineup and Tickets

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sundance at Gateway: Lineup and Tickets

Sundance Film Festival 2021 begins this Thursday, January 28, in Park City, Utah. And in Columbus, Ohio. Beginning Thursday, Gateway Film Center will host in-person screenings for 11 Sundance films as part of the festival’s first-ever program of constellation theaters. As president and programmer of one of those in the network of theaters, Chris Hamel […]

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A Few of the Year’s Best Films This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Few of the Year’s Best Films This Week

I love that moment in January when Oscar hopefuls sneak across the screen, and this is that moment. A handful of great movies, plus a few enjoyable throwaways, and a solid group of decent new horror flicks stream this week – just in time for the crappy weather. Nice! One Night in Miami On Amazon Prime […]

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Columbus Film Critics Association Names Best of 2020

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Film Critics Association Names Best of 2020

It’s been a weird year at the movies—or more likely, in your living room—but the time has come to recognize the best of what unspooled and streamed in 2020. The Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA) acknowledged their best-of in an online ceremony Thursday, January 7, and they did not find the year wanting. “Some great […]

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Best Movies You Missed in 2020

Hope Madden Hope Madden Best Movies You Missed in 2020

By Hope Madden and George Wolf Let’s be honest, no one saw much of anything movie-wise this year. The highest-grossing cinematic releases made so little they would have been considered catastrophic bombs in any other year, and streaming numbers confirmed that we were having a hard time zeroing in on new releases. Still, there were […]

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