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Big Stars, Lotta Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Big Stars, Lotta Movies

Denzel Washington, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan, Jared Leto, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci—this week is a celebration of some of the most reliable talent working in the industry today. Not all the movies are great, but the performances sure are. Plus an absolute haul for horror fans. Here’s what we got: The Little Things […]

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Sundance at Gateway: Lineup and Tickets

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sundance at Gateway: Lineup and Tickets

Sundance Film Festival 2021 begins this Thursday, January 28, in Park City, Utah. And in Columbus, Ohio. Beginning Thursday, Gateway Film Center will host in-person screenings for 11 Sundance films as part of the festival’s first-ever program of constellation theaters. As president and programmer of one of those in the network of theaters, Chris Hamel […]

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Little Bit of Everything in Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Little Bit of Everything in Movies

Social commentary, feel good dramas, rock docs, Westerns, rom-coms, mafia movies, war movies, and all of them streaming! Lazy viewing all weekend long. Here’s what’s what.  The White Tiger On Netflix by Hope Madden Rarely do we root for the social climber. Certainly not the social climber who intentionally harms others of his station, unabashedly […]

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A Few of the Year’s Best Films This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Few of the Year’s Best Films This Week

I love that moment in January when Oscar hopefuls sneak across the screen, and this is that moment. A handful of great movies, plus a few enjoyable throwaways, and a solid group of decent new horror flicks stream this week – just in time for the crappy weather. Nice! One Night in Miami On Amazon Prime […]

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Columbus Film Critics Association Names Best of 2020

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Film Critics Association Names Best of 2020

It’s been a weird year at the movies—or more likely, in your living room—but the time has come to recognize the best of what unspooled and streamed in 2020. The Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA) acknowledged their best-of in an online ceremony Thursday, January 7, and they did not find the year wanting. “Some great […]

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If You’re Ready to Change the Channel – Movies!

George Wolf George Wolf If You’re Ready to Change the Channel – Movies!

Does the dystopian present have you longing for the less disturbing reality of, say, a monster movie? Thank God for movies – ninety minutes or so to help you remember that there is goodness in the world. Not everything opening this week is exceptional, but it’s all better than reality.  Pieces of a Woman On […]

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The 25 Best Films of 2020

George Wolf George Wolf The 25 Best Films of 2020

Most of the movies we hoped to love in 2020 have been pushed to 2021, but it turns out, that may just have opened up opportunities for gems we’d have ignored otherwise. Yes, the best films of 2020 are smaller than the best films of 2019, but they are still great. Here’s the list of […]

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