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Great Reasons to See a Movie this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Great Reasons to See a Movie this Weekend

Two clear Oscar contenders, a surprisingly good reboot and historical biopic, an alarming documentary, a cult classic in the waiting and a decent indie horror—the fates are conspiring to get you to the movies this weekend. Submit! Jojo Rabbit by Brandon Thomas Fargo and No Country for Old Men director Joel Coen has described directing […]

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Wex Celebrates Artist Residency Program with Picture Lock

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Celebrates Artist Residency Program with Picture Lock

Hopefully CBUS art lovers and cinephiles are familiar with the events, film series, exhibits and festivals offered year round at the Wexner Center for the Arts. But there is one program that’s more hidden and less understood. Slowly, the folks at the Wex, Jennifer Lange in particular, are changing that. Curator of their Film/Video Studio […]

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Horror, Doc, Family Fare, Biopic – Choose Wisely

George Wolf George Wolf Horror, Doc, Family Fare, Biopic – Choose Wisely

We are knocking at the door of Oscar season by late-October, so expect some hidden gems scattered among the seasonal cash grabs. And be careful not to spill yer beans! The Lighthouse by Hope Madden and George Wolf It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that there are no new ideas in modern […]

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“Cannes of Horror” Returns to Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden “Cannes of Horror” Returns to Gateway Film Center

It’s not just ghouls and goblins descending on CBUS this weekend. Thanks to Nightmares Film Festival, horror film fans and filmmakers are headed to town en masse as well. The horror film festival arrives for its fourth year at Gateway Film Center this Thursday, October 24 with a screening of Carlo Mirabella-Davis’s award-bedecked and much […]

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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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