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The Big Screen
1:31 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Review: The Master

Poster from "The Master"

Going to movies is like having Forest Gump’s box o’ chocolates… you never know what you’re gonna get.

Sometimes you walk into a low-budget indie film with no known stars, and a fairly goofy concept, and it turns out to be Safety Not Guaranteed, a totally charming and disarming tale that leaves a big smile on your face.

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The Big Screen
1:31 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Review: Arbitrage

Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere in "Arbitrage"

More often than not, movies these days are not created, they’re cobbled together like a casserole recipe using parts from other sources. In this instance, take Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, add an episode of Law  & Order… any episode, doesn’t matter from which of the series…drop in a pinch of Bernie Madoff, and blend in a whiff of Pretty Woman, and you have Arbitrage. This new thriller is set against the perilous world of hedge funds and high finance, and is nothing if not topical.

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Music Festival Back for 2012
1:30 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Midpoint Music Festival

A scene from a prior Midpoint Music Festival

The 2012 version of the Midpoint Music Festival is coming at the end of the month, so organizers Dan McCabe and Venomous Valdez stopped by the studio to talk with Mark Perzel about this year’s music AND film festival.

The Big Screen
12:46 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Review: Iron Jawed Angels

Cincinnati World Cinema presents "Iron Jawed Angels"

An important part of the upcoming election will be how women vote. Cincinnati World Cinema is presenting the film Iron Jawed Angels, the story of suffragettes Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who put their lives on the line to win the fight for women’s right to vote. Larry Thomas has a review of this film, which stars Hilary Swank, Frances O’Connor, Julia Ormond, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston and others.

A Celebration of Cinema
12:46 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Cincinnati Film Festival Returns

2012 Cincinnati Film Festival begins September 6.

Time again for the Cincinnati Film Festival! Mark Perzel welcomes Latria Roberts, director of outreach, and Kat Steele, executive director, to discuss the 3rd Annual Cincinnati Film Festival running September 6-14 at locations around town. Screenings will include the world premiere of the James Franco/Winona Ryder film The Letter and a Cincy showcase.

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