The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

“I Saw the TV Glow” Review: Nostalgia and queer identity intersect in Jane Schoenbrun’s new psychological horror-drama.

“I Saw the TV Glow” Review: Nostalgia and queer identity intersect in Jane Schoenbrun’s new psychological horror-drama.

Robin Pett, Contributing Writer May 26, 2024

In the films of director Jane Schoenbrun, screens and the media displayed on them act as a separating force between the “real” world and the true identity of the characters within it. If Schoenbrun’s...

Kiki Layne performs in a Theater school production of Arabian Nights in 2013. Layne would graduate from the conservatory in 2014.

KiKi Layne’s love for the unexpected: DePaul Theater School alumni reflects on career and teachings amid “Dandelion” opening

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor May 26, 2024

KiKi Layne, a Cincinnati native and DePaul alumna, has spent years building her craft as an actor. After graduating from The Theater School in 2014, she would coast across Chicago’s performance scene,...

“Stress Positions” review – Theda Hammel stuns with 2024’s funniest film

“Stress Positions” review – Theda Hammel stuns with 2024’s funniest film

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer May 19, 2024

Much of modern comedy filmmaking is too concerned with being “funny.” Comedy filmmakers, talented as they can be, often default to aimless riffing in fear of losing a potential joke. In the process,...

“The Fall Guy” review: Admirable passion buried under sloppy filmmaking

“The Fall Guy” review: Admirable passion buried under sloppy filmmaking

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer May 12, 2024

There’s an emotional beat in David Leitch’s “The Fall Guy” in which Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling) mourns the failure of a romantic relationship from his past. He sits in his car, unable to access...

I can’t be telling other people’s stories anymore: Trans filmmaker and DePaul alumna Vera Drew on “The People’s Joker”

‘I can’t be telling other people’s stories anymore’: Trans filmmaker and DePaul alumna Vera Drew on “The People’s Joker”

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer May 5, 2024

A packed house at the Music Box Theater on April 26 waited in anticipation as a moderator tried to introduce the evening’s special guest: Vera Drew, the director/editor/star of “The People’s Joker.”...

“Civil War” review: A student journalist’s perspective

“Civil War” review: A student journalist’s perspective

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor April 28, 2024

“Civil War” is a beautifully grotesque war movie that reframes the political and violent implications of its storytelling toward journalists. In Alex Garland’s latest A24 blockbuster, he set out...

“Challengers” Press Conference: The Actors, Director and Producers behind Amazon MGMs latest sports drama

“Challengers” Press Conference: The Actors, Director and Producers behind Amazon MGM’s latest sports drama

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor April 28, 2024

Before the theatrical release of "Challengers," a sports drama distributed by Amazon MGM Studios, a virtual global press conference was convened on Saturday, April 20 with the filmmakers. Set within...

“The First Omen” review: How I wish this wasn’t an “Omen” movie

“The First Omen” review: How I wish this wasn’t an “Omen” movie

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

I’d like to pay tribute to the trailer editors out there. A good trailer serves as a mood piece that occupies a non-linear narrative; it has immense value as an exercise in form. While definitely not...

“The People’s Joker” review: Putting clown makeup on gender identity and calling it a parody

“The People’s Joker” review: Putting clown makeup on gender identity and calling it a parody

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor April 21, 2024

“The People’s Joker” is so incredibly bizarre that it almost overshadows its own brilliance. Using Batman villains as metaphors for queer identity, the unsuspecting coming-of-age film utilizes the...

The cast and crew of “The Greatest Hits” on rehearsing, inspiration and finding the heart of a story

The cast and crew of “The Greatest Hits” on rehearsing, inspiration and finding the heart of a story

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

Searchlight Pictures held a roundtable with the cast and crew of their new film “The Greatest Hits” on Monday, April 15. Stars Lucy Boynton, Justin H. Min, Austin Crute and writer/director Ned Benson...

“Challengers” review: Competition is a dish best served in threes

“Challengers” review: Competition is a dish best served in threes

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor April 14, 2024

“Challengers” is director Luca Guadagnino’s latest trophy, one that any fan of his erotica-infused story mechanics will surely applaud for. An athlete of cinema in his own right, coming off the work...

“Monkey Man” review: An action movie with a very bloody heart

“Monkey Man” review: An action movie with a very bloody heart

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer April 14, 2024

Most first time filmmakers start small, providing themselves the space to experiment while figuring out how to really make a movie. This was not the case for Dev Patel. From the cruelty of sex trades...

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