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Best Films of the First Half of 2020

George Wolf George Wolf Best Films of the First Half of 2020

by Hope Madden and George Wolf We can all agree on one thing: 2020 blows. It hasn’t been great for movies, either, what with every major film being pushed back until at least autumn. But, as is always the case, these challenges have created opportunities—in this case, for spunky little movies ready to come into […]

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New Movies, Direct to You

Hope Madden Hope Madden New Movies, Direct to You

What are you watching with all your new spare time? Because the cinematic landscape is shifting sand underfoot right now. Some independent films slated for release this spring have opted to skip theatrical and move directly to streaming, like one really solid biopic you can catch Friday. Other studio films—the ones with truncated theatrical releases […]

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The Most Powerful Women in Movies

  The Most Powerful Women in Movies

Celebrate Women’s History month and revel in the work of some of the most accomplished actresses of all time! WCBE’s Cinema Classics co-host, Johnny DiLoretto surveys women in film through time, starting with Greta Garbo and Aubrey Hepburn, to blockbusters such as Alien and Silence of the Lambs, and ending with modern films of the […]

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Movies Galore – Most of Them Good!

Hope Madden Hope Madden Movies Galore – Most of Them Good!

What a weird week! One big movie (and not a disappointment, either), orbited by like 50 little flicks. The thing is, they’re basically all good. Nice! The Invisible Man by Hope Madden and George Wolf Leigh Whannell likes him some mad science. Two years ago the Saw and Insidious writer found his footing as a […]

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Studio 35 Expands with Pizzeria & Second Screen

Susan Post Susan Post Studio 35 Expands with Pizzeria & Second Screen

Studio 35 is a single-screen theater no more. Taking over the second floor that was once an apartment and a projection booth, the Clintonville movie theater has added a second screen – and its very on pizzeria. Owners Eric Brembeck and Rita Volpi have had their sights set on the second floor renovation since they […]

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Harley Quinn Flick Doesn’t Suck and Other Movie Surprises

George Wolf George Wolf Harley Quinn Flick Doesn’t Suck and Other Movie Surprises

It’s Oscar week and that means local theaters have loaded their screens with nominees, so if you somehow managed to miss Parasite or Jojo Rabbit, Little Women or Pain and Glory, Honeyland or American Factory, now is your chance. Take it! But if you have seen the big vote getters, here’s a nice surprise: the […]

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Oscar Prep

  Oscar Prep

Our annual Oscar prep event provides the perfect lead-in to the iconic Academy Awards-complete with popcorn and trailer screenings. This Oscar-centric evening is sure to entertain and inform. Our award-winning presenters, the critics and co-hosts of WCBE’s Cinema Classics, focus the discussion on this year’s Best Picture nominees, expounding on the highlights and particulars of […]

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