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New Fangs for an Old Vampire

Hope Madden Hope Madden New Fangs for an Old Vampire

The coolest vampire – and among the first – ever to grace the big screen gets a makeover this weekend, courtesy of composer Andrew Alden, and you can check it out at the Gateway Film Center (1551 N. High St.). At 2pm and 8pm Friday, March 29, Alden and his band The Andrew Alden Ensemble […]

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Homegrown Actor Gone Wrong

Hope Madden Hope Madden Homegrown Actor Gone Wrong

Wildly original filmmaker Quentin Dupieux’s newest “no reason” film Wrong opens in Columbus this weekend. The director’s feature debut, Rubber, depicted a car tire on a murderous rampage. I’ll pause and let that settle in for a second. Dupieux’s laid back, loony style finds a slightly more accessible form in his latest effort. Wrong is […]

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Film Review: Stoker

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Stoker

If you haven’t seen Chan-wook Park’s twisted revenge fantasy Oldboy, do so immediately. I’ll wait. Amazing, isn’t it? Hell, his whole Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) inspires awe. Wildly inventive, punishing and entertaining, the films mark a director with a talent for subversive action. For the Korean filmmaker’s English […]

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What’s up, docs? Yes, and plenty of them

Hope Madden Hope Madden What’s up, docs? Yes, and plenty of them

Doc Week returns to the Gateway Film Center, with fascinating, often harrowing true life tales to tell. It’s like Shark Week, with less midair seal chomping. According to Gateway president Chris Hamel, Columbus Documentary Week allows him to pursue a personal goal. “Documentary films are my favorite kind of films,” he says. “For years, with […]

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Buy a Ticket to Raging Bull and Help Save a Film Series

Hope Madden Hope Madden Buy a Ticket to Raging Bull and Help Save a Film Series

Cinema Classics, WCBE’s weekly program that eavesdrops on film-related conversations between John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto, boasts a freeform broadcast of informative, insightful, sometimes argumentative discussions. John and Johnny pick a cinematic topic – from a classic flick to the importance of Oscar nominee ages – and hash it out every Thursday night at 8 o’clock. Says […]

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Amour: The Notebook it Ain’t

Hope Madden Hope Madden Amour: The Notebook it Ain’t

Amour – the sure winner February 24th in Oscar’s foreign language category – comes to the Drexel just in time for Valentine’s weekend. It is a love story, after all. The Notebook, however, it is not. This French-language film is the handiwork of Michael Haneke, also nominated by the Academy for his efforts in writing […]

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Field & Screen Film Series Returns to the Wexner Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Field & Screen Film Series Returns to the Wexner Center

February brings the Wexner Center’s Field & Screen series, returning for its fourth year to explore the issues and pleasures to be found in food and the environment. From wild mushrooms to sushi, the farmer/farm animal bond to the zookeeper/baby wolf bond, the history of environmentalism to the tall and not-so-tall tales of wilderness exploration, […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!