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Wintry Mix in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wintry Mix in Theaters

There is a lot of snow onscreen this week. Whether it’s the Alaskan wilderness and some CGI hounds, the stark holiday hellscape of The Lodge, or romance at the winter Olympics, it’s chillier onscreen than off this weekend. There are a couple of reasons to brave the cold, though. Let’s discuss. The Call of the […]

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Guns & Ghosts to Liven Up Your January

George Wolf George Wolf Guns & Ghosts to Liven Up Your January

January drags on with more mediocre to disappointing films, unless you look a little harder. Oscar nominee for best foreign language film Les Miserable (do not expect to sing along) finally lands in CBUS and Alfre Woodard gives a full-blown clinic on acting with her latest, Clemency. There’s also great dance doc at the Wex, […]

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Belated Christmas Gifts at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Belated Christmas Gifts at the Movies

Christmas movies pay off this year, with Sandler’s masterpiece, Gerwig’s unstoppable reimagining, and some science-friendly animation. Uncut Gems by Matt Weiner There’s something acutely familiar right now about watching a consummate New York macher unable to help himself as he pursues more and more wealth, drawing everyone around him into his increasingly unstable house of […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oscar in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oscar in Theaters

Oscar hopefuls crowd movie screens across Columbus. The season is upon us and there is much worthy of your attention this weekend. Let us help you choose. The Irishman by Hope Madden and George Wolf In 1973, Martin Scorsese gave us Mean Streets, the tale of a fledgeling gangster contemplating the rungs that could lead […]

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Horror, Doc, Family Fare, Biopic – Choose Wisely

George Wolf George Wolf Horror, Doc, Family Fare, Biopic – Choose Wisely

We are knocking at the door of Oscar season by late-October, so expect some hidden gems scattered among the seasonal cash grabs. And be careful not to spill yer beans! The Lighthouse by Hope Madden and George Wolf It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that there are no new ideas in modern […]

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Space, Class and Carnage in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Space, Class and Carnage in Theaters

TV’s most acclaimed program (wait, is that true?!) comes to the big screen, but can it outdraw Brad Pitt in zero gravity or Stallone in a MAGA hat? We shall see. Ad Astra by George Wolf In a near future world full of wondrous space travel, the presence of t-shirt vendors and war zones on […]

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Thompsons, Shafts and Ghouls in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Thompsons, Shafts and Ghouls in Theaters

Wow, big week. It’s uncommon for a summer weekend to see so many studio releases all at once – does that mean the competition’s not that sure about the “blockbuster” status of Men In Black: International? Well, they’re not wrong. Not that it’s bad, exactly, but what else is there to see? Late Night by […]

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