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Columbus Film Critics Name Year’s Best

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Film Critics Name Year’s Best

For the 17th year, Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA) met to applaud the best film had to offer. A set of 26 print, radio, television and online critics, the group’s list of 2018 winners offered more surprises than usual, says COFCA president Mark Pfeiffer (Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema, Filmbound). Among those honored, Barry Jenkins’s […]

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas in Theaters

The holiday onslaught is here! It’s not the greatest pre-Christmas haul we’ve seen, but it is far from the worst. Here’s a quick what’s-what. Aquaman by Matt Weiner A movie that brings together Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Julie Andrews and Dolph Lundgren is inevitably going to have a lot going on. That’s certainly the case […]

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The Top 30 Films of 2018

Hope Madden Hope Madden The Top 30 Films of 2018

Who said 2018 was a weak year in movies? We did not. In fact, 2018 offered such a bounty, we had a hard time cutting down our list of the year’s best. So we didn’t! Thanks to Rachel Willis, Matt Weiner, Brandon Thomas, Christie Robb and Cat McAlpine for working with us this year to […]

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Bad Horror, Brilliant Indies In Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Bad Horror, Brilliant Indies In Theaters

Remember all those movies that came out last weekend? Pickings are slimmer this week, but the indies in town are so great that you should make the effort. The Possession of Hannah Grace by Hope Madden Do you ever watch a movie and wonder how it got that elusive green light? I just did. The […]

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Thanksgiving Movie Weekend – Now Gluten Free!

Hope Madden Hope Madden Thanksgiving Movie Weekend – Now Gluten Free!

Who’s ready to glut themselves on turkey, mashed potatoes, montages, action choreography, Oscar hopefuls and pumpkin pie? Bring on the holiday onslaught! Creed II by George Wolf In the history of elephants and rooms, Creed II earns a special mention for its spit take-worthy moment when a boxing commentator finally deadpans,”It’s all a bit Shakespearean, isn’t […]

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Veterans Film Festival Comes to Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Veterans Film Festival Comes to Gateway

Looking for a more meaningful way to celebrate Veteran’s Day? Get to Gateway Film Center this weekend to honor veterans’ service along with them, and take in some remarkable art at the same time. “This is an opportunity not just for veterans’ families, but for civilians,” says Columbus VA Creative Arts Coordinator Heather Seymour of […]

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Halloween and Other Treats in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Halloween and Other Treats in Theaters

Four very interesting films bound to spark conversation hit CBUS screens this week. Three of these examine political upheaval and vital current social issues. The other one is Halloween. I’m not going to lie about which one I was most excited to see. Don’t judge me. Halloween by Hope Madden Any sequel to an iconic […]

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