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‘The Blue Door’: Film student returns to childhood in new film

‘The Blue Door’: Film student returns to childhood in new film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

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Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

H. G. Wells is one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time. Prominently shown in the 2005 “War of the Worlds” remake with Tom Cruise and soon in the planned “Invisible Man” remake with Johnny Depp, Wells penned stories that still permeate the fabric of our culture over 100...

The confusion of ‘You Were Never Really Here’

The confusion of ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

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“You Were Never Really Here” is directed by Scottish director Lynne Ramsay and is based on the book by Jonathan Ames. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a man named Joe, who has a deeply troubled past but currently takes jobs tracking down missing children. His latest job requires him to find and return a ...

“The Rock” returns to action in “Rampage”

“The Rock” returns to action in “Rampage”

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Objectively, beyond a shadow of a doubt, “Rampage” is a bad film. However, this does not mean it isn’t an enjoyable film – during some moments, at least. “Rampage” comes to us from “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” director Brady Peyton, who teams up with one Dwayne “The...

“Shot in the Dark”: the story of being an elite athlete in Chicago’s West Side

“Shot in the Dark”: the story of being an elite athlete in Chicago’s West Side

Marissa De La Cerda, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

It’s a familiar story. Two star basketball players have dreams and aspirations bigger than their gang-affiliated Chicago neighborhood will allow. There was “Hoop Dreams” in 1994, which followed two African-American teenagers from poor neighborhoods in Chicago who are recruited by a basketball ...

Krasinski’s new must-see horror film

Krasinski’s new must-see horror film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Almost every horror film has a moment where one of the protagonists is trapped in the same room as the monster/psycho and the audience collectively holds its breath, seemingly trying to avoid making any sound that might tip off the on-screen assailant to the hero’s whereabouts. Now imagine that scene, b...

Film review: “Isle of Dogs” tells heartwarming tail

Film review: “Isle of Dogs” tells heartwarming tail

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Wes Anderson’s newest film, “Isle of Dogs,” was released in Chicago on March 23. Set in Japan, the film depicts a dystopian future where dogs are banished from the country to nearby “Trash Island,” and the young boy who bravely attempts to save his dog. The film has a star-studded cast i...

“Ready Player One” rife with easter eggs

“Ready Player One” rife with easter eggs

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Easter weekend is never complete without an egg hunt and “Ready Player One” delivers the most cinematic one ever. Director Steven Spielberg takes audiences on a visually stunning journey into the not too distant future where the Earth’s resources have been mostly used up.  To paraphrase the film, people stopped looking fo...

Henry Winkler stops by to talk “Barry”

Henry Winkler stops by to talk “Barry”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

Legendary actor Henry Winkler, best known for his role as “The Fonz” on “Happy Days,” stopped by ArcLight Theater last Thursday for a special screening of his new HBO show “Barry” and a moderated Q&A with the audience. The show follows Bill Hader as a disillusioned hitman who atte...

“Thoroughbreds” is this year’s dark horse horror film

“Thoroughbreds” is this year’s dark horse horror film

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

Usually, two teenage girls plotting a murder, one a certified sociopath, would be a niche film. Fortunately this film, “Thoroughbreds,” fits into the relatively niche genre of low-budget horror films that has a dedicated following. Even more than that, it stands apart as one of the most uniquely ...

Film review: Marvel’s “Black Panther” highlights Black excellence

Film review: Marvel’s “Black Panther” highlights Black excellence

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“Black Panther” is the most universally accessible Marvel film to be released while also being the most socially conscious. This film follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the new king of the African country of Wakanda, and as such, the new Black Panther, a hero that is wildly powerful. As he...

Review: Oscar animated and live action shorts

Review: Oscar animated and live action shorts

Garret Neal, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

For the 13th consecutive year, all of the Oscar Nominated Short Films are showing at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, opening on February 9. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! The Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, March 4. Below is The DePaulia's reviews of all of the live action and...

Harding finally tells her side in “I, Tonya”

Harding finally tells her side in “I, Tonya”

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“I, Tonya” has been one of the breakout hits of this year’s award season. Already gathering awards from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, it was announced this week that “I, Tonya” has also been nominated for three Academy Awards. Depicting the life and tragedies of figure sk...

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