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Vishaal Desai, right, speaks to his students about their positions during their weekly film lab in Cinespace on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Desai is a Teachers Assistant for a film production class.

Healing the spirit through film: DePaul grad student celebrates distribution of documentary feature

Zachary Klein, Contributing Writer February 25, 2024

Vishaal Desai adores cinema. In 2009, he graduated from the prestigious London Film School. He worked for years in the film industry in India before coming to DePaul for his graduate degree. His affinity...

James Deakins (left) and Roger Deakins discuss lighting setups at DePauls Lighting Faces workshop at Cinespace Studios on Feb. 10, 2024. The duo worked through scenarios presented by grad students.

Teaming up with Team Deakins: DePaul hosts weekend of insight, instruction with cinematographer

Linnea Cheng, Contributing Writer February 18, 2024

Roger Deakins is one of film’s most venerable cinematographers in recent history, frequently collaborating with directors Sam Mendes, the Coen brothers and Denis Villenueve.  DePaul’s School of...

“Mean Girls” review: The movie musical adaptation can sit with us

“Mean Girls” review: The movie musical adaptation can sit with us

Nadia Carolina Hernandez and Jake Cox January 28, 2024

Even if you’re a certified musical theater hater, the “Mean Girls” movie-musical was worth the watch. We know everything about the 2004 original movie but wanted to be surprised about the musical....

Beat the cold with these Chicago and home-based activities

Beat the cold with these Chicago and home-based activities

Vanessa Lopez, Social Media Editor January 21, 2024

Chicagoans spend their winters indoors, bundled up against the bitter cold, or on X complaining about how cold it is outside. However, one thing that remains consistent throughout is the recognition that...

Changing tastes, new futures: The state of the domestic box office in 2023

Changing tastes, new futures: The state of the domestic box office in 2023

Zachary Klein, Contributing Writer January 21, 2024

The Christmas season tends to be the busiest time of the year for movie theaters. With the cold weather preventing outdoor activities and the holidays allowing many people breaks from work & school,...

Torn legacies, tough audiences and a building controversy against the Golden Globes

Torn legacies, tough audiences and a building controversy against the Golden Globes

Sam Mroz, Assistant Arts & Life Editor January 15, 2024

Between “Oppenheimer” winning big, Taylor Swift’s attendance and a red carpet runway for hollywood’s biggest celebrities, on Jan. 7 the 81st annual Golden Globes was broadcasted across television...

“Poor Things” review: A technicolor take on oddity and identity

“Poor Things” review: A technicolor take on oddity and identity

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life Editor January 15, 2024

Eccentrically curious and undoubtedly crude, “Poor Things” is an odd journey of self-discovery with just enough substance amid the psychedelic style to make it a worthy watch. The adventure that director...

Thomas McKenzie and Anne Hathaway star in “Eileen”, an adaption of Ottessa Moshfegh’s critically acclaimed psychological fiction

“Eileen” filmmakers talk story, structure and surprises behind cinematic adaptation

Sam Mroz, Assistant Arts & Life Editor December 6, 2023

During a Zoom Q&A session with several college publications Nov. 16, screenwriters Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel, along with director William Oldroyd, delved into the process of adapting the critically...

“The Killer review: A thriller as obvious as it is effective

“The Killer” review: A thriller as obvious as it is effective

Sam Mroz, Asst. Arts & Life Editor November 5, 2023

Using an experienced assassin as the canvas for his latest project, David Fincher’s “The Killer” is a methodical recycling of death and espionage with its own glaze of moral scrutiny. As Fincher’s...

“Evil Does Not Exist”: A tranquil coasting across the vanity of mankind

“Evil Does Not Exist”: A tranquil coasting across the vanity of mankind

Sam Mroz, Asst. Arts & Life Editor October 22, 2023

An idyllic Japanese village stokes the fire of morality as “Evil Does Not Exist” effortlessly shows the harm of systemic invasion and personal abuse. Locals are content in an undisturbed community...

“Sweet Dreams”: A biting perspective on colonization that stings and surprises

“Sweet Dreams”: A biting perspective on colonization that stings and surprises

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life Editor October 22, 2023

Buried under an overwhelming tone of hatred and satire, “Sweet Dreams” is a critical look at Dutch colonization and how our history continues to impact our present. While the narrative has a visually...

“Monster”: A quiet look at the complexity of boyhood and the monsters behind it

“Monster”: A quiet look at the complexity of boyhood and the monsters behind it

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life Editor October 22, 2023

“Monster” is a misleading title for a gentle drama that will leave you sobbing, even as you admire its beauty and intricacy. Director Hirokazu Koreeda succeeds once again in crafting an ambling masterpiece...

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