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Chicago Critics Film Festival: A week of camping, fraud, catfishing, acceptance and talking shells

Jacob Costello, Staff Writer May 22, 2022

In the past week, I watched 42.5 hours worth of movies. This undertaking was all part of the Chicago Critics Film Festival, which is an annual film festival programmed by the Chicago Critics Association...

“Boogie Nights”: A ‘70s joyride into an ‘80s four-car pileup

“Boogie Nights”: A ‘70s joyride into an ‘80s four-car pileup

Jacob Costello, Staff Writer May 22, 2022

At the midway point of the Chicago Critics Film Festival, the Chicago Film Critics Association gave us moviegoers a special treat. They showed a beautiful 35mm print of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 triumph...

Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness review

Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness review

Tiffany Harrell, Contributing Writer May 15, 2022

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), where screenwriter Michael Waldron and director Sam Raimi have now taken on the task of balancing...

Quintessential revisionist western “Unforgiven” holds up well

Quintessential revisionist western “Unforgiven” holds up well

Jacob Costello, Staff Writer May 8, 2022

For the month of May, Music Box theater at 3733 North Southport is screening a series of unconventional Westerns in a partnership with the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts. The movies being shown...

May the fourth be with you: How “Star Wars” withstood the test of time

May the fourth be with you: How “Star Wars” withstood the test of time

Lilly Keller, Assistant Arts and Life Editor May 8, 2022

Despite nearly five decades passing since George Lucas' "A New Hope" premiered in theaters in 1977, the “Star Wars” franchise has never been stronger. As May the fourth arrives, the unofficial holiday...

Revisiting Do the Right Thing

Revisiting ‘Do the Right Thing’

Jacob Costello, Staff Writer May 8, 2022

“Do the Right Thing” is a classic for a reason. A raw, unflinching look at hate and bigotry in 1980s Brooklyn, Spike Lee’s third movie is painfully relevant 33 years later. “Do the Right Thing”...

WE TV & ALLblks Kold X Windy scripted drama series highlights Chicagos drill culture

WE TV & ALLblk’s Kold X Windy scripted drama series highlights Chicago’s drill culture

Tiffany Harrell, Contributing Writer May 1, 2022

Chicago's South Side story has been told in many ways, from Black wall street to gang violence, but never through the drill culture lens. Chicago's disenfranchised Black communities gave birth to drill...

The trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

The trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Lilly Keller, Assistant Arts and Life Editor May 1, 2022

On April 12, the libel trial of Johnny Depp versus his ex-wife Amber Heard officially began. Initiating in 2019 when Depp sued Heard for defamation, when one party making a false statement about the...

Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal star in The Unbearable Weight of Massive talent, released on April 22.

‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent:’ Cage has charm, but film lacks substance

Jacob Costello, Staff Writer May 1, 2022

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is a love letter to Nicolas Cage, one of the most memorable actors to ever grace the silver screen. The movie is an action comedy wrapped in meta humor about...

Actress Lily James portrays Pamela Anderson in the Feb 2022 mini series Pam and Tommy.

Violated: How Hulu’s ‘Pam and Tommy’ misses the mark

Violet Smale, Contributing Writer April 24, 2022

Hulu’s controversial new docudrama, “Pam & Tommy,” has sparked lively debate since it began streaming in early February. “The greatest love story ever sold,” brags the tagline of the eight-episode...

Do You or Do You Not? Netflix’s “Ultimatum: Marry or Move On” finds the messiest way to answer that question

Do You or Do You Not? Netflix’s “Ultimatum: Marry or Move On” finds the messiest way to answer that question

Chinyere Ibeh, Music and Film Critic April 24, 2022

Netflix has come out with yet another dating show, but this one has a twist. “Ultimatum: Marry or Move On” features six couples, where one person has issued an ultimatum. One person in each couple...

Protagonist Mei Lee embraces her mother Ming Lee as she partially transforms into her red panda form. Since the films Feb release, it has collected $11,100,000 through the international box office.

‘Turning Red’ is turning heads

Siona Chibber, Staff Writer April 24, 2022

Told through the perspective of Meilin Lee (Rosalie Chiang), a thirteen year old Chinese Canadian, this story delves into her coming of age journey as she sets the stage for this fast-paced family comedy. The...

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