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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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Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

Returning for its third year, the Columbus Black International Film Festival kicks off a weekend of films, speakers, networking events and activities this Thursday, August 22. The festival’s theme this year is Black Infinity. “Infinity kind of came to me after the last film festival ended,” says Cristyn Steward, film festival director and founder. “Infinity […]

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Something for Everyone in Theaters This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden Something for Everyone in Theaters This Week

What are you looking for? Documentary? Mob flick? Scary movie? Family fare? Theaters have all of it and more this weekend, so the only task left is to pick through the options. That’s where we come in. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Hope Madden Was there a story you heard as a […]

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$40 Mil Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

Hope Madden Hope Madden $40 Mil Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

Earlier this year, the Greater Columbus Film Commission was hoping to convince legislature to increase — perhaps even double — the state’s $40 million motion picture tax credit, a tax rebate meant to attract film and media projects. Much to the surprise of John Daugherty, Executive Director of the film commission, the credit was instead […]

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