The film “Columbus,” released in August, continues to capture attention nationwide.

The movie, focusing partly on the city’s world-renowned architecture, has been listed among the best movies of the year on three online news or cultural sites. called the film “a stunner of a debut from video essayist-turned-director Kogonada.” which heralds Kogonada for utilizing “beautiful cinematography like a vexed, imposing expression of the characters’ inner lives.” said, “Every frame of this quiet, meditative drama is exquisitely composed.”

Plus, “Columbus” earned the Hoosier Award from the Indiana Film Journalists Association, a critics group established in 2009.

“As a meditation on time, responsibility and the influence of art on everyday life, ‘Columbus’ shows the introspective side of Hoosiers that is often left out in stereotypical portrayals,” the journalists association wrote.

Kogonada placed second in the Indiana Film Journalists Association category, Breakout of the Year.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.