Category Archives: Writers- Past Contributors

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (May 6, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

We’re on the cusp of the big summer movie season, but this week brings more than a few limited release films to the state- including an Academy Award winner and an acclaimed 3D documentary from a veteran director. Moreover, there’s news of even more limited release films on the way in the future- see “Next Week and Beyond” below. For all of this and more, keep reading… Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (April 29, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

A film from an Iranian director working in Europe, a US adaptation of an Italian comic book, and an “Irishman” in Cleveland- that’s what we have in the way of limited release movies opening in Indiana this week. And not only that, one of the above films will be playing at a new theater opening on the site of a former one- the Movie Buff Theatre in Indianapolis (where the Loews/AMC College Park once was). For more on these titles- and some interesting movies that will be hitting the state in the future- read on below. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (April 22, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

A French comedy set in the Seventies and a dark comedy about a would-be superhero start in Indianapolis this week, along with a “suspense thriller” from India- while a Broadway show makes its way to some theater screens in Indiana later in the week. For more on these titles- plus the limited-release films holding over in the state this week and much more- keep reading below. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (April 15, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

Two films that seem designed to provoke political/philosophical discussion and controversy open in limited release in Indiana this week- and there’s news of a now-closed movie theater soon to re-open in Indy, with independent films likely to be on at least some of its screens. For all this and more, read on below…. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (April 8, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

Spring has sprung, and there is cause for optimism about the variety of films that can be seen in Indiana theaters. Not only do we get an interesting selection of titles this week, it looks like we’ll be getting a consistent selection of cool-sounding movies in the near future… and an Indianapolis theater will have a series of midnight movies sometime soon, which will include two titles not previously seen on the big screen here in Indy (see “Next Week and Beyond” below). For more info, just click here and keep reading…. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex: National Edition (January 7-20, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

Early January brought a slightly smaller than usual number of limited release movies to American screens; this column (delayed in part by flash drive woes) covers such films that made it into American theaters from January 7 through 20. As usual, many (if not most) of these titles were in a very small number of theaters before Blu-Ray/DVD/Video on Demand availability. I saw three of the Indian movies mentioned below (No One Killed Jessica, Once Upon a Warrior, and Yamla Pagla Deewana) while they were in town; of the rest, I’m most interested in A Somewhat Gentle Man, The Woodmans, Americatown, Lightning Salad Moving Picture, and Twelve Thirty… but finding the time to see all of them will be difficult, to say the least. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (April 1, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

No jokes for April Fool’s Day here- Indiana gets three new limited release films in theaters this week (along with one title that appears to be slightly used)- with even more on the way for next week. For all of the details, read on below…. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (March 25, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

A long-delayed film finally opens in Indianapolis (a mere five months or so behind schedule), while another movie heads straight to a second-run theater in the state capital while simultaneously opening in Mishawaka- and these are but a few of the many odd aspects of film distribution in the modern era. For more on what’s going on with limited-release films (holdovers, special screenings, festivals and more) and related events in the state of Indiana this week, read on below. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (March 18, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

Our one new limited release movie in the state this week is actually a movie, rather than a filmed stage presentation. Imagine that…. And a long-anticipated film (well, long anticipated by me, at least) finally makes its way to Indianapolis next week. For all of the limited release movie news I know about this week- and the complete-as-far-as-I-know schedule of limited release films in non-theatrical venues, film festivals, and so on for the week- keep reading below. Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (March 11, 2011)

by MIKE MACCOLLUM

It’s another dull, dry, dusty week for limited release films in Indiana theaters this week- we get only one new title, and that’s at the end of the week… and theatrical holdovers are at or near an all-time low point. There are lots of interesting movies in non-theatrical venues throughout the state this week, however, and some relief from the theatrical monotony looms on the horizon- but this is at least the second week in a row of limited choices (and almost nothing new), theatrically speaking. For what you can see, and where, read on below…. Continue reading