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Grad uses film to discuss mental health

Grad uses film to discuss mental health

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

After graduating from undergrad, Sydney O’Haire’s life got, as she describes it, “a little out of control.” Her family and friends supported her, and when they recommended she go to rehab she went without resistance. O’Haire said once she got there it was “a really wild experience,” and she made ...

Film school creates new comedy filmmaking degree with Second City

Film school creates new comedy filmmaking degree with Second City

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Whether it be comedy films or films in general, it takes a lot of people behind the scenes to ensure that the final product looks good, sounds good and entertains its audience. For DePaul students looking to elevate their production talent or cut their teeth in the comedy film industry, the chance has ...

Olympia: Grad student explores adulthood in new film

Olympia: Grad student explores adulthood in new film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

Okay all you college students, feel like you’re ready for your “adult” life? What about five, six or seven years from now? What if you get into your thirties and you feel like you don’t have it all “figured out” yet? DePaul graduate McKenzie Chinn was thinking about these questions as she wr...

Theron leads strong family dramedy ‘Tully’

Theron leads strong family dramedy ‘Tully’

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

As the dust clears after the $257 million-sized impact of “Avengers: Infinity War,” we can peer through to see that in fact, there are still other films out there in cinemas at the moment, and at least one of them is good. The one I’m vouching for is “Tully”, the third outing for director/...

Women in film production at DePaul doubles

Women in film production at DePaul doubles

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under News

In 2017, Film and Television was the most popular major for new DePaul freshmen, and 53 percent of the university’s total enrollment was female. Women accounted for about 28 percent of the College of Computing and Digital Media’s new freshmen and transfers. Chicago has long been a hub for film an...

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The Big Sick This romantic comedy is based on the true love story of the film’s writers, comedian Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and his now wife Emily V. Gordon. In “The Big Sick,” the interracial couple must deal with their cultural differences after Emily unexpectedly falls ill. Na...

Review: A Stinker in Time

Review: A Stinker in Time

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

After hitting a homerun with the critically acclaimed “Selma” back in 2014, Ava DuVernay landed the coveted spot as director on a big budget Disney project. That project was “A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the popular children’s fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle, that tells the tale of young...

“The Walking Dead” episode 9: “Honor” recap

“The Walking Dead” episode 9: “Honor” recap

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“It wasn’t The Saviors. It just happened. I got bit.” There’s been plenty of heartbreaking deaths throughout the eight-season run of “The Walking Dead,” but the loss in the midseason premiere might’ve just been the most gut-wrenching—especially for Rick (Andrew Lincoln). The revelati...

“Red Sparrow” severely disappoints

“Red Sparrow” severely disappoints

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“Red Sparrow,” how I do dislike thee. Let me count the ways. You take ambitious leaps and for that I cannot fault you, but my gosh do you fall short of whatever you aimed for. The movie (based on a book of the same name by former CIA agent Jason Matthews), directed by Frances Lawrence (“Hunger Ga...

The case for in-theater viewing of “Annihilation”

The case for in-theater viewing of “Annihilation”

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Film & TV

The United States is one of the three markets, the others being China and Canada, that actually gets the opportunity to see “Annihilation” in theaters. Paramount chickened out on the film and sold it to Netflix to save some face, so the rest of the world will get the film 17 days after its theatric...

Teen love with a twist shines in “Every Day”

Teen love with a twist shines in “Every Day”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Some days you might wake up and wish you were someone else. Perhaps you wish you were more successful, more intelligent or just plain different. Maybe you even wish you woke up as who you truly see yourself as rather than what others see. What would happen if that wish actually came true? That exact quandary ...

“Early Man”: Underdog tale revives classic animation style

“Early Man”: Underdog tale revives classic animation style

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Gone are the glory days of “Chicken Run,” “Wallace and Gromit” or “Flushed Away,” by Aardman Animation studios.  While the studio continues to have success in its home country of England, generally raking in lots of money and positive reviews, the studio has seen a continual decline in inco...

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