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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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Cruise Still Bankable, Phoenix Still Talented – The Week in Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Cruise Still Bankable, Phoenix Still Talented – The Week in Movies

Every so often Tom Cruise returns to the summer screen to remind us that, while we may not care for him offscreen, he is a Movie Star. An Action Star. A built-in summer blockbuster waiting to happen. This is the weekend for that. Also, Joaquin Phoenix continues in his quietly indie approach to dominating awards […]

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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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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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Local Artists Create Supernatural Web Series

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Artists Create Supernatural Web Series

Friendship, ghost hunting and a hacked webcam bring local artists together for a supernatural web series. To make that happen, Michelle Hanson found herself becoming a filmmaker. “I’m more of a writer and a novelist than a filmmaker,” she says. “The filmmaking aspect came more because I wanted to see my writing on film, so […]

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Aliens and Loads of Other Good Stuff in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Aliens and Loads of Other Good Stuff in Theaters

Yes, the newest chapter in the Alien saga acid-spits its way across cinema screens this weekend. No one is more geeked about this than I am. But, if xenomorphs aren’t your bag, there are gems to be found on silver screens citywide this weekend. Plus, it’s supposed to rain, so check one of these bad […]

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Film Reviews: Watch Jackie, Skip the Reincarnated Dog Movie

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Reviews: Watch Jackie, Skip the Reincarnated Dog Movie

One Oscar nominee, one reincarnated dog and one mess of body fluids – what’s your pleasure? All of it graces (or splatters) Columbus screens this weekend. Jackie Director Pablo Larrain disregards traditional biopic structure and reshapes it to hypnotic effect in Jackie, a challenging portrait of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy as she struggles with the […]

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