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Ohio Author Knocks ’em Stiff at Netflix

Hope Madden Hope Madden Ohio Author Knocks ’em Stiff at Netflix

Donald Ray Pollock, writer of the 2011 novel The Devil All the Time and narrator of Antonio Campos’s film adaptation, was as surprised as anyone to see Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Sebastian Stan knocking around Knockemstiff, Ohio. OK, so the movie itself was filmed in Alabama, which is where those actors and more—Riley Keough, […]

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Good Flicks at Home, in Theaters and Drive-Ins

George Wolf George Wolf Good Flicks at Home, in Theaters and Drive-Ins

Aside from a couple of stinkers, this weekend offers a bunch of solid viewing options at home, on the big screen and at the drive-in. It’s a particularly good week for people looking to start spooky season a little early, but thrillers, family dramas and much-needed upbeat fare also awaits. Antebellum Available via VOD. by […]

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Bunches of Fine Movie Options

Hope Madden Hope Madden Bunches of Fine Movie Options

Theaters and streaming services are still vying for our attention. Don’t you just feel drunk on power right now? A couple of excellent Ohio-grown options this week, several films to leave you sleepless, and generally just a pretty solid week all around. The Devil All the Time Playing theatrically at Gateway Film Center. Streaming on […]

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Safe Movie Bets

George Wolf George Wolf Safe Movie Bets

Why continue to review VOD and streaming releases when theaters are open? Well, because Hollywood is giving Tenet time to prove this enormous experiment: Is a theatrical release viable? Can theaters handle it? Will people turn out? While they wait, they’re releasing little else to theaters. If you want something new, you’ll need to look […]

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Big Screen or Small, Movies for Everyone

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big Screen or Small, Movies for Everyone

Wait, there are superheroes on the big screen? My God, it almost feels like pre-apocalypse summer, doesn’t it? Does it even matter if the movie’s any good? Sure it does, and if you don’t feel like superheroes or you aren’t quite sure how safe it is to return to the multiplex, fear not. An absolutely […]

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Gateway Film Center Reopening Soon

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center Reopening Soon

It’s been five long months, but Gateway Film Center is the next Columbus movie theater to turn on the projectors and pop some corn. The film center reopens Monday, August 31, with limited screenings, cashless ticketing, and extra large plans for Tenet. “I am not a patient person,” says Chris Hamel, GFC president and programmer […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Goes Virtual

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Goes Virtual

One of many adjustments 2020 has required affects film festivals. Even though theaters across Columbus are now beginning to screen films to live audiences, the pandemic has made the planning and execution of large festivals all but impossible. It’s a wild new world, isn’t it? Not to Cristyn Steward. She’s a veteran, having navigated these […]

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