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REVIEW: ‘Tiger King’ is the perfect antidote to quarantine-induced boredom

REVIEW: ‘Tiger King’ is the perfect antidote to quarantine-induced boredom

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

I’ll be the first to admit that documentaries aren’t the first thing I jump to when I have the chance to sit down and watch tv, but Netflix’s “The Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” is such a mind-boggling whirlwind of a miniseries that it may have changed my opinion on the genre as a whole. Le...

REVIEW: ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ offers horrifying look at real-world issue

REVIEW: ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ offers horrifying look at real-world issue

Dayana Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2020

“Horrendous, inhumane and nothing short of evil,” are some of the words that Judge George G. Lomeli used to describe the crime against Gabriel Fernandez.  “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” is a six-part true crime documentary series on Netflix that follows and brought to light the death of 8-yea...

REVIEW: Ben Affleck shines in melodrama of ‘The Way Back’

REVIEW: Ben Affleck shines in melodrama of ‘The Way Back’

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

Let’s just start by saying that “The Way Back” is not a basketball movie. It is not a movie about sports or a feel-good story about a basketball team on glory road. It tries, desperately at times, to be more than that — sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. But Ben Affleck’s performance a...

Music Box Theatre on front lines of battle for film

Music Box Theatre on front lines of battle for film

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

Julian Antos spent his childhood in movie theaters around Chicago. And now, he spends his days working in one of the city’s best movie theaters, The Music Box Theatre on 3733 N. Southport Avenue in Lakeview as technical director. He works in a projection booth crowded with three massive film projec...

The DePaulia interviews head of story of Pixar’s ‘Onward’

The DePaulia interviews head of story of Pixar’s ‘Onward’

John Cotter, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

A good story is only as powerful as the collaborative minds behind it. If any animation studio in America has actively shown this rather than just telling audiences it is Pixar. A plethora of award-winning and universally adored stories come out of this creative powerhouse. The films have always felt as ...

What’s fresh on Netflix

What’s fresh on Netflix

Ella Lee and Keira Wingate

March 1, 2020

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Lincoln Rhyme was the best forensic criminologist in New York — until his ego got the best of him while chasing an infamous serial killer,  the ‘Bone Collector,’ and was left paralyzed. Years later, the Bone Collector is back and Rhyme — with young de...

REVIEW: ‘Love is Blind’ revamps dating show formula, ‘brilliantly bonkers’

REVIEW: ‘Love is Blind’ revamps dating show formula, ‘brilliantly bonkers’

Lacey Latch, Print Managing Editor

March 1, 2020

As a hopeless romantic who seems to be perpetually single, I know my way around reality dating shows – they offer the perfect balance of reinforcing that love is in fact real and that I am still not desperate enough to sign up for one of these competitions. Whether it be watching women compete for F...

REVIEW: Latest remake of ‘The Invisible Man’ eerie in more ways than one

REVIEW: Latest remake of ‘The Invisible Man’ eerie in more ways than one

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

March 1, 2020

The latest version of “The Invisible Man” offers a new take on 1987 novel by H.G Wells, that was given its first adaptation in 1933 with the original movie directed by James Whale. Here, there is basically no emphasis on science, but on a woman who needs to escape her abusive partner. Little doe...

Character is key to Pixar’s timeless stories

Character is key to Pixar’s timeless stories

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

The most successful film studio of the past few decades is without question Pixar. The animation studio’s films have never opened less than an A- on Cinemascore, and have all made over $330 million at the worldwide box office.  What makes the studio so successful might not be the same thing that has br...

On ‘High Maintenance,’ characters are expendable, but essential

On ‘High Maintenance,’ characters are expendable, but essential

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2020

No matter the medium or the genre, characters are essential to storytelling; they are the heart and soul of any good film or TV show. If the writers and directors can’t get you to care about a character's fate, the story isn’t worth telling. This is why we hear critics and cinephiles groan on and on ...

REVIEW: ‘Avenue 5’’s blend of science fiction and comedy is accessible — and kinda scary

REVIEW: ‘Avenue 5’’s blend of science fiction and comedy is accessible — and kinda scary

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

I’ve always been repelled by the science fiction genre. All those spaceships and aliens and pseudo-scientific jargon — it’s nauseating. It always felt so childish and repetitive.  But maybe I’m just a grumpy old man.  The truth is, my distaste for science fiction is born of my own flaws; namely a stu...

Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ pulls heartstrings, celebrates Black hair

Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ pulls heartstrings, celebrates Black hair

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

“Hair Love,” a seven-minute animated film written and directed by Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry, is a story of a father doing his daughter’s hair for the first time. The short film has a brilliant way of telling a compassionate story while talking about an issue so important to an entire commu...

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