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Oscar Contender and Wild Indies in Theaters and Streaming

George Wolf George Wolf Oscar Contender and Wild Indies in Theaters and Streaming

There’s no question Jessica Chastain will be in the Oscar conversation this year for her latest release. Anything else coming out worth mentioning? What about Nic Cage in a samurai ghost town? Lynchian mock-rock-doc? Anthology of horror shorts for Spooky Season? Read on and find out. The Eyes of Tammy Faye In theaters by George […]

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A Weekend of Excellent Indie Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Weekend of Excellent Indie Movies

The Oscar race may have begun this weekend with, appropriately enough, Oscar. Paul Schrader’s latest puts the great Oscar Isaac into one of the filmmaker’s iconic characters and excellent things happen.  Intense drama not your thing? What if they’re centered right here in CBUS? We have an alarming doc, as well as a refreshing comedy, […]

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Shang-Chi and the Bunch of Good Flicks

George Wolf George Wolf Shang-Chi and the Bunch of Good Flicks

Another hopeful blockbuster hits the big screens this weekend, and it’s so much better than the trailer suggested. But if you’re not in the mood for A Great Big Movie, you will find a plethora of exceptional indies on screens all over town, plus the best movie of the week streaming directly into your living […]

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Nightmares Film Fest Shorts Find Distribution

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Fest Shorts Find Distribution

To a great degree, the merit of a film festival for a filmmaker has to do with the distribution opportunities it opens up. The chance to have your film picked up for distribution is one of the things that separates the Toronto Film Festival, Sundance and Tribeca from other fests. That film market environment may […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Transcendent in 5th Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Transcendent in 5th Year

Transcend is the theme for the fifth Columbus Black International Film Festival. Festival programmer Cristyn Allen-Steward sees that theme playing out in a number of ways. Structurally, it applies to the way she is approaching the medium of film in terms of her programming. “This year I focused a lot on trying to expand how […]

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Very August in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Very August in Theaters

As August goes, this week’s movies are not so bad. You’ll find a couple that are really worth your time, a couple that are pretty middling. No true blockbusters on the roster this week, but next week looks promising! The Night House In theaters by George Wolf The Night House rests on a trusted horror foundation that’s […]

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Singing, Intrigue, More Singing at the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Singing, Intrigue, More Singing at the Movies

How comfortable are you in movie theaters? Because Jennifer Hudson sounds amazing and Respect might be worth seeing now. Not ready yet? A couple of excellent home viewing choices take the sting out of staying home, too. Here’s the full rundown. Respect In theaters by George Wolf As cliched and formulaic as music biopics can […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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