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Provocative documentary ‘Poverty, Inc.’ premieres at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

Provocative documentary ‘Poverty, Inc.’ premieres at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

Kathryn Eardley

September 26, 2014


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The documentary film “Poverty, Inc.” makes its Chicago premiere this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. From the Haitian solar panel salesman crushed by a flood of energy assistance after the 2010 earthquake to cobblers forced out of work by TOMS shoe donations, “Poverty, Inc.” explores the unintended consequences of foreign aid...

Fall film frenzy: A preview of five films to see this season

Fall film frenzy: A preview of five films to see this season

Isabel Corona

September 21, 2014


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The summer movie season may be over, but this fall has some of the must-watch films of the year. Although once thought to be a time for smaller films to have a chance at the box office instead of competing with large summer blockbusters, recent years have welcomed a number of large hits to lengthen the...

Picture-perfect partnership: DePaul film students, pros connect at Cinespace Chicago

Picture-perfect partnership: DePaul film students, pros connect at Cinespace Chicago

Eric Domingo

September 21, 2014


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DePaul students sometimes forget that some programs once took place in small buildings and used outdated equipment. The DePaul School of Cinema in the College of Computing and Digital Media started in a 20-foot-15-inch room in SAC (room 266), and students produced their work with half-inch VHS ...

Q&A: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett and Dan Stevens of ‘The Guest’

Mike Horky

September 14, 2014


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Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett have been a staple of the horror genre for years. Their first collaboration, "A Horrible Way To Die," won the Best Screenplay award at Fantastic Fest, while their next film “You’re Next” won the same award in addition to Best Film and Best Director for Wingard. Their mo...

Review: Wingard and Barrett dive into new territory with ‘The Guest’

Review: Wingard and Barrett dive into new territory with ‘The Guest’

Mike Horky

September 6, 2014


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Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are no strangers to horror, and recently the kitsch and camp. Their last film You’re Next successfully blended horror with genuine dark humor and called back to the more silly horror films of the 80s. Read More »...

Interview: Brenton Twaites and Odeya Rush of ‘The Giver’

Isabel Corona

August 15, 2014


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Although the Lois Lowry’s award winning book has been out for as long as many of us have been alive, The Giver is finally taking its turn on screen. Aged a few years, Jonas, played by the 24-year-old Aussie Brenton Twaites, is given the role of the Receiver and learns about the joys and pains that have bee...

Robin Williams: The late actor will be remembered for both his iconic roles and deep kindness.

Mike Horky

August 13, 2014


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[dropcap]G[/dropcap]enie. Mrs. Doubtfire. John Keats. Walter Finch. Sean Maguire. These were some of Robin Williams’ most iconic roles, and ones that will survive to the end of time. Williams was a fantastic comedian, complex actor, and compassionate human whose work both on and off the screen touched...

A final performance from a film legend: ‘A Most Wanted Man’ review

Mike Horky

August 4, 2014


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  “It takes a minnow to catch a barracuda. A barracuda to catch a shark” says Günther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman) towards the end of Anton Corbijn’s latest thriller "A Most Wanted Man". Read More »...

Recap: ‘Orange is the New Black’ season 2

Recap: ‘Orange is the New Black’ season 2

Andrew Morrell

July 7, 2014


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CAUTION: GROTESQUE SPOILERS AHEAD The first season of Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" was something like a proof of concept that worked almost too well. A cast of insanely diverse characters of multitudes never seen before on television, to my knowledge, paired with a quick-witted script that often t...

‘Mad’ drama: Students react to ‘Mad Men’ finale

‘Mad’ drama: Students react to ‘Mad Men’ finale

Kelsey Kennedy

June 2, 2014


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When the first episode of “Mad Men’s” final season premiered on April 13, 2014, fans were glued to their TVs, or at least the ones who didn’t DVR the show or later stream it online. The anticipation as to what would happen to the protagonist Donald Draper’s career and messy personal life had...

Turn off for what? Top picks for summer TV

Turn off for what? Top picks for summer TV

Kelsey Lawson

June 2, 2014


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In the past, summer TV meant reruns and a dumping ground where failed fall shows go to run off their last remaining episodes in obscurity. But in the new era of cable, Netflix and DVR, the landscape of summer television has changed. “Summer has historically been a problem for TV networks because that’s...

Head for the hills: Latest ‘Godzilla’ reviewed

Head for the hills: Latest ‘Godzilla’ reviewed

Kyle Tyrrell

May 27, 2014


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After seeing the new “Godzilla” film, I feel like someone thinks they pulled a fast one on me, but they didn’t. Naming the movie “Godzilla” was misleading. “Godzilla” isn’t really about monsters; it’s more about the American military complex — and I didn’t appreciate that be...

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