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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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Film Review: American Hustle

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: American Hustle

David O. Russell can direct the shit out of a movie, can’t he? He startled his way into our consciousness in ’94 with the unbelievable Spanking the Monkey, followed by a smattering of well-crafted, unmarketable, endlessly watchable films. Then he took a few years off and came back wearing his shootin’ boots. The Fighter in […]

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Film Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

In some circles, a new Coen brothers’ film is more hotly anticipated than the next Batman. Those are my people. Joel and Ethan Coen have crafted among the most impressive set of movies of any American filmmakers. Though there are certain thumbprints that mark a film as theirs, they never cease to surprise in the […]

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