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Best Films of the First Half of 2020

George Wolf George Wolf Best Films of the First Half of 2020

by Hope Madden and George Wolf We can all agree on one thing: 2020 blows. It hasn’t been great for movies, either, what with every major film being pushed back until at least autumn. But, as is always the case, these challenges have created opportunities—in this case, for spunky little movies ready to come into […]

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Award-Winning Shorts Series Comes to Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Award-Winning Shorts Series Comes to Gateway

“A roller coaster of imagination and possibility,” is what ShortsTV is calling its program of animated shorts—the first in a series of short film compilations being screened virtually via cinema websites across the country. Here in CBUS, you can watch their One Small Step beginning this weekend via Gateway Film Center’s virtual screening room. Every […]

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Jon Stewart, Dave Bautista & Ella Fitzgerald for Your Weekend

George Wolf George Wolf Jon Stewart, Dave Bautista & Ella Fitzgerald for Your Weekend

What do you want to watch? You can put your mask on and check out the vintage fun screening at Studio 35 and Grandview Theater, you can take advantage of Wexner Center’s free streaming of our own Paul Hill’s documentary Cincinnati Goddamn, or you can check out these new flicks, dropping straight to your TV, […]

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Juneteenth Drama, Pride Docs, Bad Hollywood

Hope Madden Hope Madden Juneteenth Drama, Pride Docs, Bad Hollywood

Dude, so many movies come out this week! A few are really great! A couple really blow! It is a minefield out there, but we are here to keep you safe and on the path to enjoyable movie viewing. You’re welcome. Miss Juneteenth by Rachel Willis When Turquoise (Nicole Beharie of TV’s Sleepy Hollow) enters […]

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Some Great Home Viewing this Week

George Wolf George Wolf Some Great Home Viewing this Week

Leave it to Spike Lee to know exactly what to say and when to say it. His Da 5 Bloods leads a mostly solid pack of streaming movies this week. Although, if you are itching for the real theatrical experience, remember Studio 35 and Grandview Theater are open! Da 5 Bloods by Hope Madden Leave […]

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Studio 35 & Grandview Theaters Open Friday

Hope Madden Hope Madden Studio 35 & Grandview Theaters Open Friday

It is official—Ohio movie theaters can reopen right now. Any time. But will they? There’s plenty in the way of that. First of all, there’s the lack of movies. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet isn’t coming to save us until July 17. Mulan won’t kick anybody’s ass for another week after that. Everything else is basically already […]

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Great Movies to Watch Past Curfew

Hope Madden Hope Madden Great Movies to Watch Past Curfew

Whether it’s the weather, the virus, or the curfew that’s keeping you indoors this weekend, at least there are a lot of very decent viewing options. You can start with a quick tutorial on how we got to this moment in our cultural history. Then, you can sift through a bunch of fine new digital […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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