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Cyborgs, Death Days and Romance Blooms at the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Cyborgs, Death Days and Romance Blooms at the Movies

Weird Valentine’s weekend at the multiplex. We have slasher sequels and Young Adult dystopias, mainly, although we do have a RomCom that wants you to be OK loving RomComs. Not into it? Can we interest you in some bare knuckle brawling? Alita: Battle Angel by Hope Madden Cyberpunk comes to the big screen in the […]

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Legos and Liam, Moms and Mind Reading in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Legos and Liam, Moms and Mind Reading in Theaters

A pretty mediocre week in new releases, honestly, although a couple of films offer enough charm and/or weirdness to entertain. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part by Hope Madden Everything is not awesome. Don’t tell Emmet (Chris Pratt), though. Try as he might (mainly to please the ever-brooding Lucy/Wildstyle [Elizabeth Banks]), he can’t seem […]

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Damn, That’s a lot of Good Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Damn, That’s a lot of Good Movies

You may not find any big ticket flicks in theaters this weekend, but the quality and quantity of indies — most of them Oscar nominated — to hit Columbus screens this weekend is staggering. Great weekend for a date with the movies. Cold War by Hope Madden Set against shifting political and musical environments and […]

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John Waters Brings Transgressive Art to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden John Waters Brings Transgressive Art to the Wex

If you think John Waters’ drive to celebrate filth and confront the status quo could be contained within cinema, the Wexner Center for the Arts has a treat for you. John Waters: Indecent Exposure — an exhibition of more than 160 photographs, sculptures, sound works and moving image pieces — opens at the Wex on Feb. […]

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Comedy Duos and Feminist Docs in CBUS Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Comedy Duos and Feminist Docs in CBUS Theaters

It’s a light week in cinemas as a lot of theaters bring back new Oscar nominations. Indeed, Gateway is screening 10-time nominee Roma in 70mm. Still, there are a couple of new flicks worth checking out. Stan & Ollie Wouldn’t it be nutty to peek behind the curtain of one of cinema’s most famous pairs […]

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Filmmaker Irene Lusztig Brings Feminist Doc to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Filmmaker Irene Lusztig Brings Feminist Doc to the Wex

Filmmaker Irene Lusztig accompanies her film Yours is Sisterhood to the Wexner Center for the Arts this Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. The documentary examines feminism across the decades as women from around the United States read letters written in the 70s and early 80s to the editors of Ms. Magazine. This is one […]

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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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