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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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48 Hour Film Project Takes Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden 48 Hour Film Project Takes Columbus

Who was that singing, galloping, stalking and spying all over town last weekend? Well, it might have been the Grandview streaker. It could also have been Columbus filmmakers participating in the guerilla moviemaking of the 48 Hour Film Project. Last Friday night, contestants gathered to receive the parameters of their weekend’s work. Contest organizer KC […]

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Film Review: The Conjuring

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: The Conjuring

Welcome to 1971, the year the Perron family took one step inside their new home and screamed with horror, “My God, this wallpaper is hideous!” Seriously, it often surprises me that civilization made it through the Seventies. Must every surface and ream of fabric be patterned? Still, the Perrons found survival tougher than most. The […]

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