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Loveless Kaiju Madness in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Loveless Kaiju Madness in Theaters

Needless sequels, disturbing dramas, hilarious political satire—a breathtaking array of middling to excellent films available across Columbus this weekend. Let’s sort through them. Pacific Rim: Uprising I like to think it went down this way… After hours, in a dimly lit Hollywood bar, the makers of Pacific Rim: Uprising met up with Michael Bay and his […]

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Rare Baseball Films Returns to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Rare Baseball Films Returns to the Wex

Springtime is finally rearing its sunny head, and the Wexner Center for the Arts is celebrating the way a lot of Midwesterners do: with sports. Somewhere inside a cluster of sports-themed programming (Expanding the Field: Sports and Culture, The Nation’s Finest, Lady Wrestler) sits that shiny gem we’ve been missing, Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels. […]

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New Name, New Focus for CBUS’s Oldest Film Festival

Hope Madden Hope Madden New Name, New Focus for CBUS’s Oldest Film Festival

Big changes are afoot for the oldest film festival in the U.S. Its facelift begins with a name change. Columbus International Film + Video Festival is now officially Columbus International Film & Animation Festival, a change Executive Director Jeremy Henthorn feels keeps pace with a burgeoning artistic community in Columbus and elsewhere. “The words ‘video’ […]

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Not Half Bad Movies in Theaters this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Not Half Bad Movies in Theaters this Weekend

A handful of not-too-bads plus an animation celebration are in theaters this week. Tomb Raider Halfway through the new Tomb Raider, I thought to myself: “Well, you can’t have this kind of movie without those archetypes.” You know the ones: reluctant hero, loyal sidekick, irredeemable bad guy, henchmen with machine guns. And then I second guessed […]

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Columbus Native and His Record-Breaking DeLorean Documentary

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Native and His Record-Breaking DeLorean Documentary

Now that Adam Kontras’ first documentary feature is out, he has time to sit back and savor the accomplishment. “I completely regret attempting it,” he says. “Had no clue it would turn out the way it did.” How’s that? “The movie turned out well,” Kontras says, “I just wish it wasn’t me.” The film is […]

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Actor Francisco Reyes Opens A Fantastic Woman at Drexel Theatre

Hope Madden Hope Madden Actor Francisco Reyes Opens A Fantastic Woman at Drexel Theatre

Hot off its Oscar win for Best Foreign Language Film, A Fantastic Woman opened in Columbus last weekend. A love story, the film tells of Marina (Daniela Vega), a trans woman whose lover Orlando (Francisco Reyes) suddenly dies. Bexley’s Drexel screened the film Thursday night as part of a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) event. The […]

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Wrinkles, Fantastic Women and Choices in Theaters This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wrinkles, Fantastic Women and Choices in Theaters This Weekend

One million movies come out this weekend. I’m ball-parking, but it’s a pretty accurate number. Too many—The Strangers: Prey at Night, Gringo, The Hurricane Heist, Thoroughbreds—didn’t screen for critics, which is never a good sign. But a bunch did, and some of them are pretty great. Choices! A Wrinkle in Time It was a dark […]

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