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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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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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Little Bit of Everything in Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Little Bit of Everything in Movies

Social commentary, feel good dramas, rock docs, Westerns, rom-coms, mafia movies, war movies, and all of them streaming! Lazy viewing all weekend long. Here’s what’s what.  The White Tiger On Netflix by Hope Madden Rarely do we root for the social climber. Certainly not the social climber who intentionally harms others of his station, unabashedly […]

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A Few of the Year’s Best Films This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Few of the Year’s Best Films This Week

I love that moment in January when Oscar hopefuls sneak across the screen, and this is that moment. A handful of great movies, plus a few enjoyable throwaways, and a solid group of decent new horror flicks stream this week – just in time for the crappy weather. Nice! One Night in Miami On Amazon Prime […]

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The 25 Best Films of 2020

George Wolf George Wolf The 25 Best Films of 2020

Most of the movies we hoped to love in 2020 have been pushed to 2021, but it turns out, that may just have opened up opportunities for gems we’d have ignored otherwise. Yes, the best films of 2020 are smaller than the best films of 2019, but they are still great. Here’s the list of […]

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One Reason to Go to the Movies, a Couple to Stay Home

Hope Madden Hope Madden One Reason to Go to the Movies, a Couple to Stay Home

There are a bunch of movies this week with quality ranging from good to not at all good. The best of the batch is not yet streaming – if you want to catch the clear Oscar contender Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, you’ll need to hit Studio 35. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom At Studio 35. Beginning […]

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