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Austen, Greed, Fire and Feral Unicorns in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Austen, Greed, Fire and Feral  Unicorns in Theaters

Why would Pixar put out a film in the family film off-season? Can Jane Austen still charm and entertain? Why did it take so long for the spectacular Portrait of a Lady on Fire to get to Columbus? We will answer some of those questions, but at least one is rhetorical. Onward by Hope Madden […]

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Love and Other Stories in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Love and Other Stories in Theaters

It’s the weekend for lovers, and for bitterness and for blue CGI (nothing says love like blue CGI). Is any of it any good? We can’t promise you’ll get lucky, but we can help you choose your movies wisely. Downhill by George Wolf If you’re a pair of American filmmakers out to remake an exceptional […]

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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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Loads of Movies This Weekend

George Wolf George Wolf Loads of Movies This Weekend

This represents that deep breath week between Spider-Man: Far from Home and Lion King. That means there are a blue million movies, most of them smaller, none of them hoping to do MCU or Disney numbers, opening this week. Some of them are terrible. Some are not. Here is the skinny. Stuber by Hope Madden […]

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Genies, Supervillains, Shadows and Smart Girls Gettin’ Nutty in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Genies, Supervillains, Shadows and Smart Girls Gettin’ Nutty in Theaters

Aladdin by George Wolf Stepping in for Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin was always going to be a thankless task, but while everyone was busy debating the casting of Will Smith, the director’s chair went largely unnoticed. Could Guy Ritchie, who’s evolved from rough and tumble British crime capers (Snatch) to both big […]

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Gateway Film Center Offers Federal Employees Free Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center Offers  Federal Employees Free Movies

More than 800,000 federal workers face their second pay period without wages. It’s hard not to feel a bit helpless in the face of that kind of financial suffering, but Gateway Film Center’s president Chris Hamel decided there was at least one small way his theater could help. Beginning Jan. 21 and extending until the […]

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The Top 30 Films of 2018

Hope Madden Hope Madden The Top 30 Films of 2018

Who said 2018 was a weak year in movies? We did not. In fact, 2018 offered such a bounty, we had a hard time cutting down our list of the year’s best. So we didn’t! Thanks to Rachel Willis, Matt Weiner, Brandon Thomas, Christie Robb and Cat McAlpine for working with us this year to […]

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