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Wex’s Unorthodocs Program Explores Documentary Form

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex’s Unorthodocs Program Explores Documentary Form

There is more to nonfiction filmmaking than what your garden variety documentary may suggest. Last year, the Wexner Center for the Arts set out to explore all that documentary could mean in terms of content and form. Thursday, Oct. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 27 they revisit the topic with their second annual Unorthodocs program. “The […]

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Full Roster of Good Flicks Hits Theaters this Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden Full Roster of Good Flicks Hits Theaters this Week

Holy cow, a lot of movies come out this week — loads and loads, and a lot of them are gunning for Oscars. Some are just gunning for — well, it’s tough to say, but that’s the fun of a lot of movies, isn’t it? The point is, whatever your bag, it’s tough to go […]

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Nightmares Film Festival Returns to GFC

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Festival Returns to GFC

“NFF is what all film festivals should be.” So says Jason Hignite, Film Festival Director for HorrorHound, of Columbus’s own Nightmares Film Festival. “It nurtures and encourages filmmakers,” Hignite continues. “It supports the independent film making scene. It promotes ‘Better Horror.’ To top it all off, it’s in a gorgeous venue.” Gateway Film Center hosts […]

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A Star is Born and Venom Reviews

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Star is Born and Venom Reviews

There are two huge releases to talk about this week, and it’s been a while since heavyweights like these have hit theaters. That must mean the best season is upon us—the one that oscillates between blockbusters and awards hopefuls. Woot! What we learn this week is that Gaga can act, Cooper can direct, and Tom […]

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Shock Around the Clock Haunts Drexel Again

Hope Madden Hope Madden Shock Around the Clock Haunts Drexel Again

October is here! Who’s itching for some scary movies, sleepless nights and horror nerd bonding? The Drexel Theatre has the cure for what ails you. Shock Around the Clock, the 24-hour marathon of the macabre, returns to the Bexley theater Saturday, October 13 for a full day of horror movies, vintage trailers and general nuttiness […]

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Smallfoot, Little Hart and Indies Worth a Look in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Smallfoot, Little Hart and Indies Worth a Look in Theaters

One more week until the Oscar contenders and the seasonal blockbusters come a-knockin.’ Venom and A Star Is Born, followed in quick succession by the new Halloween, the new Suspiria, then full-fledged awards season. It’s quick approaching! How to waste time between then and now? Night School is probably not your best bet, although Smallfoot offers […]

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Hitch on Film all through October at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Hitch on Film all through October at Gateway Film Center

Halloween is now only weeks away. How to prepare? You can binge watch every Addams Family and Munsters episode ever recorded (I know I plan to), but there are classier ways to gear up for the holiday. Gateway Film Center (GFC) launches its month-long celebration of Alfred Hitchcock as it prepares for Halloween. Every day […]

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