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25 Best Movies of the Decade

Hope Madden Hope Madden 25 Best Movies of the Decade

by Hope Madden and George Wolf The second decade of the 2000s saw remarkable leaps forward in technology, a fact that democratized filmmaking in a way we’d never seen before. Between the tech available to help low-budget filmmakers get their vision created, and the platforms available to get that product out to consumers, we saw […]

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Ohio Lawyer Makes History and a Movie

Hope Madden Hope Madden Ohio Lawyer Makes History and a Movie

There is a chemical called PFOA. It never degrades. It exists forever. It’s linked with birth defects, kidney cancer, testicular cancer and thyroid disease. It was developed in 1947 for 3M’s  Scotch Guard products, it was then sold to DuPont for its Teflon nonstick pan coating. It’s now in the blood of every living creature […]

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Give Thanks for Great Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Give Thanks for Great Movies

Who says you have to spend all that free time talking with your family? Filmmakers have colluded to ensure that you can, instead, spend quality family time in the dark watching delightful movies. Will they spark controversy? They will! But that doesn’t change the fact that all of this week’s options are great. Be grateful! […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oscar in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oscar in Theaters

Oscar hopefuls crowd movie screens across Columbus. The season is upon us and there is much worthy of your attention this weekend. Let us help you choose. The Irishman by Hope Madden and George Wolf In 1973, Martin Scorsese gave us Mean Streets, the tale of a fledgeling gangster contemplating the rungs that could lead […]

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Gateway Screens Films from Sundance Indigenous Institute Fellows

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Screens Films from Sundance Indigenous Institute Fellows

November is National Native American and Alaskan Native Heritage Month. It’s safe to say that this may go under-celebrated in Central Ohio, but Gateway Film Center is giving you the chance to rectify that situation. Thanks to the Sundance Film Festival and Arthouse Convergence, GFC is able to bring in a program of six short […]

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Great Reasons to See a Movie this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Great Reasons to See a Movie this Weekend

Two clear Oscar contenders, a surprisingly good reboot and historical biopic, an alarming documentary, a cult classic in the waiting and a decent indie horror—the fates are conspiring to get you to the movies this weekend. Submit! Jojo Rabbit by Brandon Thomas Fargo and No Country for Old Men director Joel Coen has described directing […]

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Wex Celebrates Artist Residency Program with Picture Lock

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Celebrates Artist Residency Program with Picture Lock

Hopefully CBUS art lovers and cinephiles are familiar with the events, film series, exhibits and festivals offered year round at the Wexner Center for the Arts. But there is one program that’s more hidden and less understood. Slowly, the folks at the Wex, Jennifer Lange in particular, are changing that. Curator of their Film/Video Studio […]

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