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Wow, That’s a Lot of Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Wow, That’s a Lot of Movies

So, last weekend basically one movie came out. Hollywood is making up for that dearth this weekend. At last count, four hundred million movies. The nutty thing is that most of them are really good. If you can’t find something to interest you this weekend, you are one picky viewer. Here’s the scoop. Hustlers by […]

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CBUS Filmmaker Releasing Horror Anthology

Hope Madden Hope Madden CBUS Filmmaker Releasing Horror Anthology

In time for the holiday shopping season—no, the other holiday shopping season—is a Halloween-ready anthology of horror short films collected by local filmmaker and film festival organizer Jason Tostevin. Hellarious, distributed by Film Spawn and available for pre-order now, contains seven shorts hand chosen by Tostevin, whose appreciation for short subject filmmaking has always impressed. […]

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Film Festival of Columbus Returns for 8th Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Returns for 8th Year

The Film Festival of Columbus (FFOCOL) returns for its eighth year of celebrating film and filmmakers. Running Wednesday, September 11 through Saturday, September 14 at Gateway Film Center—with a stopover Friday afternoon for the Greater Columbus Film Commission Industry Summit at the Wexner Center for the Arts—the festival boasts exciting premieres, adorable dogs, international shorts, […]

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No Spoiler It Chapter 2 Review

George Wolf George Wolf No Spoiler It Chapter 2 Review

So, next week we will see scads of new movies released. Why so quiet this week? Is everybody afraid of a little clown? It Chapter 2 by Hope Madden and George Wolf Two years ago, director Andy Muschietti and writer Gary Dauberman accomplished quite a magic act. They made the film It, not only improving upon […]

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Jennifer Reeder Brings Feature Knives and Skin to Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Jennifer Reeder Brings Feature Knives and Skin to Wex

Filmmaker and Columbus native Jennifer Reeder returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts Friday, September 13 to screen her first feature, Knives and Skin. The film has been picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight after its successful festival run, landing screenings at the Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca, Fantasia, Fantastic Fest and Deauville American […]

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Indies Worth a Look in Theaters This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Indies Worth a Look in Theaters This Weekend

School is back and the summer movie season ends with a whimper. That means there is still time to study what you missed: Blinded By the Light, Peanut Butter Falcon, Ready or Not, The Nightingale. Well, there is this one movie out this week that’s really worth your time. Luce by Hope Madden It’s appropriate […]

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Wex Brings “Secret TV” to Film/Video Program

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Brings “Secret TV” to Film/Video Program

If you’re not familiar with The Eyeslicer, maybe you should be. Brainchild of Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell, it’s a series of independent and experimental short films, all thematically organized. Season 1, consisting of 10 episodes, included work from Ari Aster, David Lowery and Amy Steimetz, among others. Season 2, available for preorder at The […]

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