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What I watched in February

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor February 28, 2021

February was a bit of a dreary month, with snowstorms covering the area and the continuation of the pandemic, leaving a lot of people bored in their homes. But the weather is warming up, Covid cases are...

Billie Eilish, right, performs with her brother Finneas O'Connell as depicted in

REVIEW: ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’ is a vulnerable portrait of a young superstar

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

Fresh off the success of his most recent documentary “Belushi” (which, as the title implies, chronicled the life of iconic yet troubled comedy legend John Belushi) director R.J. Cutler is showing no...

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Beyond “Parasite”: Korean cinema to follow

Braden Turk, Contributing Writer February 21, 2021

One year ago, “Parasite” made history when it won Best Picture and more at the 92nd Academy Awards. All eyes turned to the film and its director Bong Joon-ho — attention that was very well-deserved....

Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke play lifelong best friends in

REVIEW: ‘Firefly Lane’ is a series about journalism, womanhood and being a force of nature

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor February 14, 2021

“The future of journalism are women. The future of journalism is women. Women are the future of journalism. I am the future of journalism. And the future is looking bright.” Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke)...

Zendaya and John David Washington star in

REVIEW: Questions unanswered by ‘Malcolm & Marie’ mars film as two-dimensional

Beck Rogers, Staff Writer February 14, 2021

The best part about Sam Levinson’s “Malcolm & Marie” is that it’s a quarantine movie that isn’t about quarantine. The worst part is everything else.  The film tells the story of Malcolm...

The annual Courier 12 Screenwriting conference was forced to go virtual for the first time.

Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference goes virtual

Beck Rogers, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Last weekend, DePaul’s Visiting Artist Series hosted the Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference. Organized and produced by students and faculty from the School of Cinematic Arts, the series has brought...

Lupin III: The First is the first 3D Computer Graphics animated film in the longtime series.

What I watched in January

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor January 31, 2021

January of 2021 was tumultuous to say the least. Even with riots at the Capitol, an inauguration, a battle between Redditors and Wall Street and more, I still found a way to watch some good TV and movies....

Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in a Covid-19 set heist movie.

REVIEW: ‘Locked Down’ is a misfire of a cheap pandemic film

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic January 24, 2021

It was always inevitable once this pandemic started that Hollywood was going to try to find some way to spin it into something kitschy from which it could make a profit. It only took weeks after the United...

Martin Kove reprises his role as Cobra Kai sensei John Kreese in season 3 of

REVIEW: ‘Cobra Kai’ maintains its charm amid platform changes

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer January 10, 2021

Even after nearly forty years — including four films, two remakes, and now three seasons of television — the “Karate Kid” universe is still going as strong as ever, with season three of its spinoff,“Cobra...

Christopher Nolan's latest film

The top 10 best movies of 2020

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic January 10, 2021

The year 2020 was anything but typical for film. Movie theaters across the nation were closed for the vast majority of the year. However, Hollywood persisted thanks to virtual cinemas, streaming services...

REVIEW: ‘Bridgerton’ commits to a fresh spin on period pieces

Beck Rogers, Contributing Writer January 10, 2021

What do you get when you combine Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” Dame Julie Andrews, and “Downton Abbey”? If you’re Shonda Rhimes, you get a top five show on Netflix. With a new spin on the...

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugah star in Sylvie's Love.

REVIEW: ‘Sylvie’s Love’ is a decadent period romance reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden age

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer January 4, 2021

While 15 years ago, the romance genre seemed in the middle of a newfound renaissance with films like “The Notebook,” “Dear John,” and “A Walk To Remember,” the past decade has seen a noticeable...

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