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Awards Contenders Among This Week’s Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Awards Contenders Among This Week’s Movies

The rightly ballyhooed Nomadland finally makes its way to Columbus screens, big and small. There is a good variety of other options as well, most of them decent, a couple of them quite good. Here’s the low down. Nomadland by Hope Madden Nobody sees American poverty as honestly or as poetically as filmmaker Chloé Zhao. Those […]

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Little Bit of Everything in Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Little Bit of Everything in Movies

Social commentary, feel good dramas, rock docs, Westerns, rom-coms, mafia movies, war movies, and all of them streaming! Lazy viewing all weekend long. Here’s what’s what.  The White Tiger On Netflix by Hope Madden Rarely do we root for the social climber. Certainly not the social climber who intentionally harms others of his station, unabashedly […]

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Great Movies to Watch this Christmas

George Wolf George Wolf Great Movies to Watch this Christmas

Happy holidays! It’s that glorious time of the year when we can binge some of Hollywood’s best without leaving home, so at least 2020 does have a gift or two to give. Or, if you’re feeling the pull of cinematic holiday tradition, there are two exceptional options you can only find right now in theaters. […]

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One Reason to Go to the Movies, a Couple to Stay Home

Hope Madden Hope Madden One Reason to Go to the Movies, a Couple to Stay Home

There are a bunch of movies this week with quality ranging from good to not at all good. The best of the batch is not yet streaming – if you want to catch the clear Oscar contender Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, you’ll need to hit Studio 35. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom At Studio 35. Beginning […]

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So, What’s Streaming, Then? Plenty.

Hope Madden Hope Madden So, What’s Streaming, Then? Plenty.

Maybe you want to stay home? For whatever reason, no judgment. If you do, well, you’re in luck because loads of movies are streaming this weekend. Some are so good, too! Sound of Metal On Amazon Prime by Hope Madden Riz Ahmed is a guy who can do anything. He can be funny (Four Lions), […]

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Oscar Contenders, Fun Horror & Mel Gibson as Santa in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Oscar Contenders, Fun Horror & Mel Gibson as Santa in Theaters

So, for the first time in months, most of the big new releases are hitting theaters only this weekend. They’re worth seeking out, too, so pack a mask. There is at least a 50% chance one of them will piss you off, though.  Not ready to hit theaters yet? No problem! Several of the best […]

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Breathe Deep. Watch a Movie.

Hope Madden Hope Madden Breathe Deep. Watch a Movie.

Quite a week, eh? Who needs a drink and a little escapism? We have that last bit covered. BYOB. Let Him Go In theaters by George Wolf It feels like Kevin Costner and Diane Lane have made ten movies together, doesn’t it? They haven’t, but their low-key and lived-in chemistry keeps you constantly invested in […]

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