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Wintry Mix in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wintry Mix in Theaters

There is a lot of snow onscreen this week. Whether it’s the Alaskan wilderness and some CGI hounds, the stark holiday hellscape of The Lodge, or romance at the winter Olympics, it’s chillier onscreen than off this weekend. There are a couple of reasons to brave the cold, though. Let’s discuss. The Call of the […]

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Fearless Oscar Picks

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fearless Oscar Picks

by Hope Madden and George Wolf It fills us with glee to look back on a year brimming with so many great movies. Original movies, even! Jojo Rabbit—that was unique. The Farewell, Marriage Story, Knives Out, The Lighthouse, Parasite, The Souvenir, Uncut Gems, Us, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Last Black Man in […]

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Oscar Noms and Hollywood Hopefuls in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Noms and Hollywood Hopefuls in Theaters

Sure, it’s another week of “How January will Hollywood be?” but that doesn’t mean nothing’s worth seeking. It’s Oscar season! That means that not only are all the big nominees back in rotation, but smaller films—animation, documentary, shorts, international pictures—are all available on Columbus screens, too. Woot! Gretel & Hansel by Hope Madden It’s still […]

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January Movies – Choose Wisely

Hope Madden Hope Madden January Movies – Choose Wisely

Man, it sure is January. Everybody’s out there trying to make that Paul Blart “there’s nothing to see, guess I’ll just go to this” money. Well, Dolittle is a little better than the trailer would lead you to believe. Bad Boys for Life is even worse the trailer makes it seem. There are some awfully […]

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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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