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J Hoberman Brings the Eighties to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden J Hoberman Brings the Eighties to the Wex

Film critic and author J. Hoberman makes a return trip this weekend to the Wexner Center for the Arts. The frequent Wex collaborator and longtime Village Voice reviewer shares excerpts of his latest book, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan to kick off a weekend-long series of films that fit the […]

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Oscar Noms and Surprises

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Noms and Surprises

by Hope Madden and George Wolf Any year as strong as 2019 is going to see its share of snubs in the Oscar race because there are just too damn many worthy films and performances. It’s a blessing, really. But we will complain anyway. First, though, we’ll celebrate Scarlet Johansson for finally getting a nomination, […]

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Mainly Leftovers at the Movies, Too

Hope Madden Hope Madden Mainly Leftovers at the Movies, Too

Wow, slow week at the movies. Just the one new release to cover, and even that’s not new, really. But is it any good? The Grudge by Hope Madden Any time a film is remade, you have to ask why. Not to be cynical, but because it’s a legitimate query. Is there a compelling reason […]

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Belated Christmas Gifts at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Belated Christmas Gifts at the Movies

Christmas movies pay off this year, with Sandler’s masterpiece, Gerwig’s unstoppable reimagining, and some science-friendly animation. Uncut Gems by Matt Weiner There’s something acutely familiar right now about watching a consummate New York macher unable to help himself as he pursues more and more wealth, drawing everyone around him into his increasingly unstable house of […]

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Loads of Movies, Big and Small

Hope Madden Hope Madden Loads of Movies, Big and Small

Bunches of excellent options for your cinematic pleasure this week, whether you want high-flying shenanigans, Ohioan heroics, indie dramas or the wildest, weirdest group of horror films you can imagine.  Dark Waters by Hope Madden Todd Haynes hasn’t written one of his own films since 2007’s I’m Not There, a biopic that refuses to fit […]

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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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