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Mostly Solid Movie Options

George Wolf George Wolf Mostly Solid Movie Options

Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins offer a master class in acting in this week’s highlight, but there’s really only one disappointment all week!  The Father In theaters by George Wolf How much you’re moved by The Father will likely depend on how you see the central narrative device employed by director/co-writer Florian Zeller. Is it a gimmick […]

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Wex’s Cinema Revival Goes Virtual

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex’s Cinema Revival Goes Virtual

If there was going to be one annual film program unlikely to make the leap to virtual presentation, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Cinema Revival would probably be the one, right? Their yearly celebration of the art and outcome of an industry’s painstaking efforts to find, preserve and archive film seems a misfit for […]

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Awards Contenders Among This Week’s Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Awards Contenders Among This Week’s Movies

The rightly ballyhooed Nomadland finally makes its way to Columbus screens, big and small. There is a good variety of other options as well, most of them decent, a couple of them quite good. Here’s the low down. Nomadland by Hope Madden Nobody sees American poverty as honestly or as poetically as filmmaker Chloé Zhao. Those […]

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So Many Good Movies!

George Wolf George Wolf So Many Good Movies!

Look how many movies you have to choose from this weekend! And all but one is worth your time! They’re streaming, they’re in theaters, they’re both at the same time. This week sees a clear Oscar contender and several other likely awards candidates, a stupidly funny comedy, some intriguing new horror, and that one really […]

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Lot of Movie Choices, Good and Bad

Hope Madden Hope Madden Lot of Movie Choices, Good and Bad

Loads of options this week, most of them unusual, some of them awful, a couple pretty great and one Golden Globe nomination. Here’s the skinny. Two of Us (Deux) On VOD by George Wolf The plan was to sell each of their neighboring French flats and move to Rome. After decades of living in secret, […]

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Big Stars, Lotta Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Big Stars, Lotta Movies

Denzel Washington, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan, Jared Leto, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci—this week is a celebration of some of the most reliable talent working in the industry today. Not all the movies are great, but the performances sure are. Plus an absolute haul for horror fans. Here’s what we got: The Little Things […]

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‘As a Matter of Black’: Documentary Connects Art and Activism in Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘As a Matter of Black’: Documentary Connects Art and Activism in Columbus

As a Matter of Black, a new documentary by filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes, will be screened with other local films at Sundance Film Festival’s first-ever program of constellation theaters, taking place at Gateway Film Center. The film from Woods-Spikes documents the movements taking place inside of Columbus and spotlights artists and activists, while highlighting the intersection […]

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