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John Gorka with Amilia K Spicer

  John Gorka with Amilia K Spicer

John Gorka has been writing songs and singing his truth since the 1970s, when he performed regularly at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He gravitated toward New York City and became involved with Jack Hardy’s Fast Folk circle, thus furthering his musical education and advancing his artistry. His soul-stirring baritone voice and […]

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January Movies – Choose Wisely

Hope Madden Hope Madden January Movies – Choose Wisely

Man, it sure is January. Everybody’s out there trying to make that Paul Blart “there’s nothing to see, guess I’ll just go to this” money. Well, Dolittle is a little better than the trailer would lead you to believe. Bad Boys for Life is even worse the trailer makes it seem. There are some awfully […]

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Tarantino’s 9 + Some Coming to Studio 35

George Wolf George Wolf Tarantino’s 9 + Some Coming to Studio 35

Who’s hungry for a Royale with Cheese? Mike McGraner hopes you’re down for a dozen. “Literally everything Quentin Tarantino’s directed, acted in or written is going to be shown over twelve months,” McGraner says. Coming off a successful showcase of David Lynch’s film history last year, McGraner didn’t have to ponder too long for his […]

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J Hoberman Brings the Eighties to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden J Hoberman Brings the Eighties to the Wex

Film critic and author J. Hoberman makes a return trip this weekend to the Wexner Center for the Arts. The frequent Wex collaborator and longtime Village Voice reviewer shares excerpts of his latest book, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan to kick off a weekend-long series of films that fit the […]

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Oscar Noms and Surprises

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Noms and Surprises

by Hope Madden and George Wolf Any year as strong as 2019 is going to see its share of snubs in the Oscar race because there are just too damn many worthy films and performances. It’s a blessing, really. But we will complain anyway. First, though, we’ll celebrate Scarlet Johansson for finally getting a nomination, […]

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COFCA Awards Announced

George Wolf George Wolf COFCA Awards Announced

The 18th Annual Columbus Film Critics Association Awards, honoring the best in film for 2019, were announced on January 2, 2020, with Parasite, Florence Pugh and Adam Driver all taking multiple awards. The complete list of winners and runners-up: Best Film Parasite (Gisaengchung) Knives Out 1917 Little Women Marriage Story The Farewell Once Upon a Time… […]

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Mainly Leftovers at the Movies, Too

Hope Madden Hope Madden Mainly Leftovers at the Movies, Too

Wow, slow week at the movies. Just the one new release to cover, and even that’s not new, really. But is it any good? The Grudge by Hope Madden Any time a film is remade, you have to ask why. Not to be cynical, but because it’s a legitimate query. Is there a compelling reason […]

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