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Film Review: Don Jon

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Don Jon

Look at little Tommy Solomon! Joseph Gordon-Levitt has proven himself a versatile actor in the years since his TV career in the guise of a pre-pubescent Earthling. With his newest effort, Don Jon, he exhibits surprising confidence and aptitude as both a screenwriter and a director. The film follows Jon (Gordon-Levitt), a Jersey player who […]

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Linda Blair Hits Comic Con, Talks to Columbus Underground

Hope Madden Hope Madden Linda Blair Hits Comic Con, Talks to Columbus Underground

The halls of the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 North High St.) will be alive with the giddy shrieks of the Midwest’s best and brightest, and sometimes socially awkward. Yes, Nerdgasm 2013 – also known as Wizardworld Ohio Comic Con – descents upon our berg on Friday, September 20. Its three day takeover boasts famed […]

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Film Festival of Columbus Joins Forces with Independents’ Day

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Joins Forces with Independents’ Day

Columbus gets the chance to expand its celebration of corporate liberation, as Independents’ Day 2013 and the Film Festival of Columbus (FFOCOL) decide to be independent together. Nestled for the weekend of September 20 – 23 on Gay Street in downtown Columbus, Independents’ Day is an event that seeks to celebrate our town’s independent culture […]

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Film Review: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

The screen fills with the sepia image of a bygone Texas. Sinewy lovers quarrel and forgive, then wait in a pick-up, planning a future with their unborn baby, until the third robber arrives. There’s a chase, a lonesome shack, a shoot out, and a compromise that sends the boy away to prison and the girl […]

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Film Review: The Spectacular Now

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now suffers slightly from high expectations. National critics quickly heralded the film the summer’s best, and its quirky indie pedigree is tough to argue. The film marks Shailene Woodley’s first feature since her breathtaking turn in The Descendents. Penned by the duo that delivered 500 Days of Summer, directed by Smashed helmsman James […]

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The Wex Preps for Football Season with Rare Football Newsreels

Hope Madden Hope Madden The Wex Preps for Football Season with Rare Football Newsreels

With more than a week to suffer until OSU kicks off against Buffalo on Saturday, August 31st, what’s a football-starved city to do? This Friday, 8/23, the Wexner Center for the Arts (1871 N. High St.) offers just the taste of the gridiron to tide you over. The event begins with a tailgate at 5:30 […]

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Far Out Films from the Far East Invade Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Far Out Films from the Far East Invade Gateway

Have you found yourself on a bus with uniform-clad school children headed to a blood match? Has that shadowy corner of your ceiling begun unfurling tangled black locks? Do decomposing children climb from your TV and crawl toward you? If so, you may indeed be inside an Asian Extreme film. You, by the way, are […]

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