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Film Review: Gloria

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Gloria

The only film opening this Valentine’s weekend that is truly worthy of your time is Gloria, a Chilean import that is its own kind of coming of age picture. A magnificent and utterly fearless Pauline Garcia offers a three dimensional performance like few could manage as Gloria, a vibrant woman in her late fifties still […]

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Local Filmmaker Brings Classics to Studio 35

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Brings Classics  to Studio 35

Tim Baldwin is a stickler about watching movies. When it comes to the classics, it’s all or nothing with him. “I have never seen Lawrence of Arabia,” the local filmmaker, video editor and longtime Studio 35 collaborator admits. “When I wanted to watch it on TV, I thought: This would be better on the big […]

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Fright Club Comes to Studio 35

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fright Club Comes to Studio 35

Clintonville’s beloved Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse (3055 Indianola Ave.) has some new late night programming launching, beginning this Friday, January 24th at 11:30 pm with the horror series Fright Club. According to George Wolf, co-programmer and co-host of the series, the idea is to offer “the best horror films you never got to see.” […]

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Studio Movie Grill Brings Cinema Back to the Arena District

Hope Madden Hope Madden Studio Movie Grill Brings Cinema Back to the Arena District

Those of you who’ve missed having a Downtown movie destination since the Arena Grand closed last May – particularly those with a hankering for more than popcorn with their movies – rejoice. The Texas based cinema-dining franchise Studio Movie Grill has renovated the space at 175 W. Nationwide Blvd. and opens its doors, lights its […]

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Film Review: Her

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Her

Is Spike Jonze the most imaginative American filmmaker working today? Yes. Need proof? This is the guy who turned the beloved, 10-sentence children’s book Where the Wild Things Are into the most heartbreaking and wondrous film of 2009. The guy who could make the act of adapting existing work into the most original film of […]

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Trailer Trash Debuts at The Drexel Theater

Hope Madden Hope Madden Trailer Trash Debuts at The Drexel Theater

Bruce Bartoo – longtime employee at the Wexner Center for the Arts, mastermind behind Columbus’s annual SciFi and Horror Marathons, and one of the last projectionists standing in our newly digital cinematic landscape – unleashes his considerable expertise, as well as his garageful of movie trailers, in yet another inspired late-night cinematic program. Bartoo and […]

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The Top 10 Best Films of 2013

Hope Madden Hope Madden The Top 10 Best Films of 2013

10. Blue is the Warmest Color The engrossing and immersive romantic drama may be best known for its NC-17 rating, but the beauty and heartbreak in this loose narrative make it one of the best films of 2013. Adele Exarchopoulos provides among the strongest performances onscreen this year in a love story that is as […]

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