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Michael Schultz Retrospective at the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Michael Schultz Retrospective at the Wex

Filmmaker Michael Schultz has 113 directing credits to his name. Today. Check tomorrow and it could be more. So, is it a problem you’ve likely never heard of him? Not if you ask him. “My career has been kind of underground as far as I’m concerned,” he says. “But it’s the way I like it.” […]

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Sopranos Prequel, Venom Sequel & Other Wild Stuff

George Wolf George Wolf Sopranos Prequel, Venom Sequel & Other Wild Stuff

Whether you’re nostalgic for your favorite old TV show or you are in the mood for one of the wildest films to hit screens this year, or you just want to see two CGI beasties duke it out, it’s all in theaters this weekend. That and a lot more, actually, so let us run through […]

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Homegrown Action Flick Hits Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Homegrown Action Flick Hits Gateway Film Center

What you need is a throw-back action movie and I know a guy from Michigan who wants to give it to you. Don’t hold that State Up North thing against him. Gary Jones is an Ohioan now, although between there and here the filmmaker did a lengthy stint in Hollywood. “I always wanted to get […]

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Hitchcock Returns for 12th Spooky Season at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Hitchcock Returns for 12th Spooky Season at Gateway Film Center

More welcome than a pumpkin spice latte, Gateway Film Center’s most beloved seasonal favorite Hitchcocktober returns for its 12th installment this week. GFC President Chris Hamel has programmed all 12 seasons. For Hamel, putting together the series year after year and finding a balance between beloved classics and underseen treasures is a welcome worry. “It’s […]

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Quiet Movie Weekend

George Wolf George Wolf Quiet Movie Weekend

Fifteen movies come out next week. That’s a lot. But what to do this week? Well, if you like emotional musicals, tense downward spirals, or low-key road trips, you will find fine ways to bide your time. Here’s the low down. Dear Evan Hansen In theaters by George Wolf It’s not that Evan himself is […]

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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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