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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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One Big Recommendation This Week at the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf One Big Recommendation This Week at the Movies

Why they made us wait this long for 1917 we may never know, but the point is, it’s here now and it’s the movie to see. What else is out this week? Let’s walk through it. 1917 by George Wolf War. Maybe you’ve heard of it lately. Taking inspiration from the past, director Sam Mendes […]

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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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Belated Christmas Gifts at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Belated Christmas Gifts at the Movies

Christmas movies pay off this year, with Sandler’s masterpiece, Gerwig’s unstoppable reimagining, and some science-friendly animation. Uncut Gems by Matt Weiner There’s something acutely familiar right now about watching a consummate New York macher unable to help himself as he pursues more and more wealth, drawing everyone around him into his increasingly unstable house of […]

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Spoiler Free Rise of Skywalker Plus Bombshell, Cats and Hidden Life

George Wolf George Wolf Spoiler Free Rise of Skywalker Plus Bombshell, Cats and Hidden Life

Is The Rise of Skywalker a fitting capper to the latest Star Wars saga? Is Cats as bad as it looks? Does Bombshell‘s entire cast look as eerily similar to their real life counterparts as Charlize Theron does? How’s Terrence Malick’s latest?  We have all the answers! Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by George […]

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The Best Movies of 2019

George Wolf George Wolf The Best Movies of 2019

by George Wolf and Hope Madden This has been a fascinating year for movies. While we had some great sequels and superhero adventures, 2019 has offered a beautiful abundance of original films, and this may have been the single best year for documentaries since ever. Favorites returned to form while new voices pushed the art […]

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