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Festival Favorites

Festival Favorites

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to escape from the polar vortex of Chicago and attend the closing weekend of the Sundance Film Festival in the beautiful mountain valley of Utah. The Park City fest is most known for not only being the first big festival of the every year but also being an amaz...

What’s Fresh on HBO

What’s Fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Life of the Party After her husband suddenly leaves her, Deanna (Melissa McCarthy), a longtime housewife, decides to go back to college — just in time to start freshman year with her daughter (Molly Gordon.) Once on campus, she dives in head first to the college experience: classes, cliques, frats and a...

From soulmates to self-care

From soulmates to self-care

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Was it “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” or another romantically absurd, yet poignant, film to come out of the powerhouse Apatow Productions in the 2000s that told audiences the modern romantic comedy was going to be different? These films still had the sinis...

Netflix hikes price, turns focus to originals

Netflix hikes price, turns focus to originals

Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Netflix has raised prices again as it continues to pour money into new content. “We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience,” said a Netflix spokesperson after the price hike was announced. I assume that Netfl...

‘High Maintenance’

‘High Maintenance’

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

As legal cannabis markets emerge across the country, HBO’s “High Maintenance,” reminds us all of a simpler time. A time when buying weed on America’s favorite black market didn’t involve security guards, bud-tenders and corporate owners. It was a time when The Guy — an anonymous fella with...

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny

Allegra Acosta, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio: The mysterious figure that goes by the alias of Bad Bunny. Growing up in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, his rise to stardom has expanded to the areas that he parties in: from a tiny neighborhood called Almirante Sur to worldwide. Born on March 10, 1994, Bad Bunny’s humble ...

The Sopranos Prequel

The Sopranos Prequel

Brian O'Connell, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

  Family sticks together. “The Many Saints of Newark,” the prequel film to HBO’s classic TV series “The Sopranos,” will feature James Gandolfini’s son in the iconic role of Tony Soprano, nearly six years after his untimely death. Michael Gandolfini will portray a young Tony in the film th...

Oscars roundup: short films

Oscars roundup: short films

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

The unsung hero of awards season is upon us. It is time for what is almost always my favorite part of the awards race and that is the Oscar Shorts programs that hundreds of theaters nationwide display for all to see, including Chicago’s own Landmark Century Centre Theatre starting Friday, Feb. 8. The t...

What’s Fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Generation Wealth Documentary photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield first began her in-depth look at society’s growing obsession with money. Over a decade later, the product is “Generation Wealth,” Amazon’s newest documentary film. Greenfield takes the viewer around the globe to examine th...

Nominations point to progress problems

Nominations point to progress problems

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

If you are anything like me, the morning of Oscar nominations is an event in the same vein as Christmas morning. You get to wake up bright and early (7:20 a.m.) and watch usually two celebrity guests announce who will be duking it out for the next month for the big, beautiful, golden Oscar. But it was di...

The Great War comes alive

The Great War comes alive

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

It starts out ordinarily enough: the stoic voices of soft-spoken British soldiers— tightly edited so that when one stops speaking, another immediately starts—recounting their experiences signing up, getting recruited and going off to train for battle on the Western Front in World War I. The footage,...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:’ Why it’s a must-see for everyone

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:’ Why it’s a must-see for everyone

Michael Edicola, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Spider-Man has become somewhat of a household name over the last few decades, but rarely has it been represented to it’s full potential. That is until “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” stepped onto the scene, of course. A film so teeming with life that one could watch it countless times, or eight...

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