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Winners and losers: Weighing the need for film awards

Mike Horky

October 5, 2014

Some have argued in recent years that award shows, like the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Emmys do not honor the best work of the year, while others believe that the shows are meant to entertain; they’re less about the films, more about the spectacle. While there’s nothing wrong with en...

Newest ‘Supergirl’ TV show fights sexism

Newest ‘Supergirl’ TV show fights sexism

Eric Domingo

October 5, 2014

In 1959, Supergirl first appeared in Action Comics No. 252. She wore a long-sleeved blue shirt, appeared average and wore a blue skirt that reached mid thigh. In today’s comic books, Supergirl is showing her belly, wearing a short-sleeved tight shirt and her breasts are exaggerated. Although Kara Ken...

Review: Horror film ‘Tusk’ a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience

Review: Horror film ‘Tusk’ a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience

Adam Bevel

October 2, 2014

Let’s just get this out of the way: “Tusk” is a horror movie about a man who is kidnapped by a serial killer and surgically turned into a walrus. There’s really no way around it, there’s no other way to start this review. If you’re not a fan of horror movies, gore, or are at least the sligh...

Q&A: Director Michael Cuesta of ‘Kill the Messenger’

Q&A: Director Michael Cuesta of ‘Kill the Messenger’

Mike Horky

September 30, 2014

Michael Cuesta’s "Kill the Messenger" comes out Oct. 10. The DePaulia sat down with him to discuss the upcoming film. The DePaulia: What drew you to this project? It feels much bigger than your previous projects. Michael Cuesta: It was understanding [Gary Webb], when I read the script I rela...

Jumping the fence: ‘No Cameras Allowed’ documentary raises questions about the business of music

Jumping the fence: ‘No Cameras Allowed’ documentary raises questions about the business of music

Jodie Lyons

September 28, 2014

“So… are you going to Lolla?” We’ve all heard it before. As a college student in Chicago, the question of to go or not to go is inescapable. But for many of us, along with being a college student comes the struggle of having an empty wallet, which realistically leaves many students unabl...

‘Kill the Messenger’: A fantastic, slow-burning political thriller

‘Kill the Messenger’: A fantastic, slow-burning political thriller

Mike Horky

September 28, 2014

Political thrillers have been something of a staple in Hollywood. From “All The President’s Men”, to “The Insider”, and “Shattered Glass”, they take scandals or true events in politics and make them exciting for the viewers. That’s exactly what Michael Cuesta’s new film “Kill The M...

New fall TV proves crime does pay

New fall TV proves crime does pay

Eric Domingo

September 28, 2014

Crime doesn’t pay. But this fall, TV stations ABC, Fox and CBS have decided to release “Gotham,” “Forever” and “NCIS: New Orleans” in the hopes that these crime shows will take off. During October, “Gotham” and “Forever” are must-see shows. But “NCIS: New Orleans” is a show ...

In the aftermath: When the Blockbuster battle ends, viewers pick up the pieces

Isabel Corona

September 28, 2014

Buildings crumble to the ground like a tower of toy bricks as Superman and his foe, General Zod, throw punches at each other. Neither one pays any attention to the mass destruction he leaves behind, only caring bout finishing the fight. A small group of civilians struggles to escape the falling sky...

Provocative documentary ‘Poverty, Inc.’ premieres at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

Provocative documentary ‘Poverty, Inc.’ premieres at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

Kathryn Eardley

September 26, 2014

The documentary film “Poverty, Inc.” makes its Chicago premiere this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. From the Haitian solar panel salesman crushed by a flood of energy assistance after the 2010 earthquake to cobblers forced out of work by TOMS shoe donations, “Poverty, Inc.” explores the unintended consequences of foreign aid...

Fall film frenzy: A preview of five films to see this season

Fall film frenzy: A preview of five films to see this season

Isabel Corona

September 21, 2014

The summer movie season may be over, but this fall has some of the must-watch films of the year. Although once thought to be a time for smaller films to have a chance at the box office instead of competing with large summer blockbusters, recent years have welcomed a number of large hits to lengthen the...

Picture-perfect partnership: DePaul film students, pros connect at Cinespace Chicago

Picture-perfect partnership: DePaul film students, pros connect at Cinespace Chicago

Eric Domingo

September 21, 2014

DePaul students sometimes forget that some programs once took place in small buildings and used outdated equipment. The DePaul School of Cinema in the College of Computing and Digital Media started in a 20-foot-15-inch room in SAC (room 266), and students produced their work with half-inch VHS ...

Q&A: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett and Dan Stevens of ‘The Guest’

Mike Horky

September 14, 2014

Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett have been a staple of the horror genre for years. Their first collaboration, "A Horrible Way To Die," won the Best Screenplay award at Fantastic Fest, while their next film “You’re Next” won the same award in addition to Best Film and Best Director for Wingard. Their mo...

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