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Film Review: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist in 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' (2009).
Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist in 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' (2009).
15, 2010

This is a well-done and well-written trilogy and you will probably be pretty satisfied at the outcome

Call for Music – Columbus Neighborhoods Documentary

Second Regiment Band.
Started in 1909 as the Ohio Malleable Band, the Second Regiment Band was led by John Peter France. This photo has them preparing to go to Philadelphia in 1976 to appear in a U.S. Bicentennial parade.
3, 2010

WOSU Public Media is looking for original music to be part of the soundtrack for our new TV documentary series, Columbus Neighborhoods

Strongman – A True Indie

A scene from 'Strongman.'
A scene from 'Strongman.'
5, 2010

STRONGMAN is a cinema verité documentary about Stanless Steel, The Strongest Man in the World at Bending Steel and Metal.

Surfing in Cleveland

Surfboard and waves in Cleveland.
Darrin McDonald's film "Out of Place," is about surfing in Cleveland, Ohio.
23, 2010

When WOSU’s Darrin McDonald isn’t hanging out at our studios at WOSU@COSI, he has been found wandering the shores of Lake Erie. Filming surfers. Really.

Indie Filmmaker Makes Documentary About Parkour

Someone practicing Parkour
A documentary about the extreme sport of Parkour.
February 2, 2010

Meet local filmmaker Craig Pentak, an OSU graduate and former editing intern at WOSU, who recently won a prestigious editing award in Italy for his independent film about the extreme sport of Parkour – the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one’s path by adapting one’s movements to the environment.

‘The Horse Boy’ Showing

'The Horse Boy' movie poster
'The Horse Boy' directed by Michel Orion Scott.
January 29, 2010

I found the book moving (and harrowing). The film well represents one family’s struggle. We are all different, so we all cope and struggle differently, but we do struggle.

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond' movie poster.
'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.'
8, 2010

In December, 2009, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, a film based on a never-before-produced screenplay by Tennessee Williams opened in theaters.

Ten Years of Movie Duds

A scene from 'Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000.'
'Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000' was Nick Chordas from The Columbus Dispatch's number one pick for the worst movies made within the last ten years.
December 16, 2009

Let the arguments begin. Nick Chordas, who writes film reviews for The Columbus Dispatch, posted a link to Moviephone that included the 10 worst films of the decade.

Rejoice in Wings of Desire

Woman swings in a scene from 'Wings of Desire.'
A scene from 'Wings of Desire.'
November 12, 2009

“On one level, the angels are pure-hearted documentarians,” Michael Atkinson writes in a new Criterion essay about Wim Wenders’s Wings of Desire

Michael Moore and Me

Michael Moore speaking at a podium.
Michael Moore's spirit is admirable, while his tactics are not.
13, 2009

I’m glad I’m not the only one who is tired of Michael Moore.