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Murphy, Jolie, Harrelson, Stone – Big Names in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Murphy, Jolie, Harrelson, Stone – Big Names in Theaters

Scary movies, Oscar contenders, documentaries, junk—some of those categories overlap. There is a lot going on in theaters this week. Let’s dig in. Dolemite Is My Name by George Wolf Can’t you just hear Dolemite now? “I’m so m*&^@f#[email protected]!^*’ bad they got that m*&^@f#[email protected]! Eddie Murphy to play me in a m*&^@f#[email protected]!^’ movie!” They did, […]

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Unorthodocs Celebrates Nonfiction Film at the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Unorthodocs Celebrates Nonfiction Film at the Wex

Curious about what might make it into Oscar’s pool of best documentary contenders this year? The lineup of the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Unorthodocs, running this Thursday, October 17 through Monday, October 21, might hold a glimpse. “Last year in Unorthodocs we showed two films that went on to get nominations,” says Chris Stults, […]

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Film Reviews: A Good Week for Little Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Film Reviews: A Good Week for Little Movies

Three big studio releases this week. Yep, they sure are movies. Not good movies, per se, but movies. Fear not! If you are in the market for a good movie this weekend,  you just need to look a little harder. Let us help you out. Gemini Man by George Wolf In 2013, a little-seen flick […]

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Spoiler Free Joker + Loads of Good Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Spoiler Free Joker + Loads of Good Movies

It’s here: the most talked about, pearl clutched about, pre-viewing dissected movie of the year. Can it stand up to the scrutiny? Will Joker outlast its backlash? One thing is for sure: don’t take your kids! Joker by Hope Madden and George Wolf Todd Phillips, director of the Hangover trilogy among other comedies, recently told Vanity Fair […]

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Wex Celebrates 50 Years of Julia Reichert Documentaries

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Celebrates 50 Years of Julia Reichert Documentaries

Ohio’s great treasure Julia Reichert joins The Wexner Center for the Arts this Wednesday, October 2, to kick off a retrospective of her 50-year career as a documentarian. Julia Reichart: 50 Years in Film, co-organized with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents restorations and brand new, unseen works, from her 1971 debut, Growing […]

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Judy, Molly, Dick and a Yeti Walk Into the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Judy, Molly, Dick and a Yeti Walk Into the Movies

Renee Zellweger makes a play for Oscar this week while DreamWorks’ huggable snowman heads for the mountains and one great documentary heads to the sea. Meanwhile Molly Ivans raises hell and Dick Long…well, let’s not talk about what Dick Long has done. Judy by George Wolf Call it a comeback, a re-introduction or a friendly […]

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Space, Class and Carnage in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Space, Class and Carnage in Theaters

TV’s most acclaimed program (wait, is that true?!) comes to the big screen, but can it outdraw Brad Pitt in zero gravity or Stallone in a MAGA hat? We shall see. Ad Astra by George Wolf In a near future world full of wondrous space travel, the presence of t-shirt vendors and war zones on […]

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