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Big wins for ‘Parasite’ give Oscar night an emotional high

Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for

Associated Press

February 10, 2020

Called up to the stage again and again, Bong Joon Ho kept saying he was ready for a drink — “bloody ready.” But the Oscars weren't bloody ready to stop giving him awards. By the end, the South Korean director and his masterful social thriller “Parasite” had won best original screenplay,...

A wake-up call to enjoy cinema

A wake-up call to enjoy cinema

John Cotter, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Ah, to be a cinephile during the month of February.  Studios seamlessly dump their profitable yet fruitless films in wide-release this month, as the “best” films were released in the latter months of the year prior. If you’re like me and don’t feel like indulging in “Dolittle” or “Gretel...

Oscars predictions from The DePaulia’s chief film critic

Leading up to the ceremony, the Academy has fueled further debate over their decision to cut the presentation of certain awards.

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic

February 5, 2020

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic: Awards season is reaching its tail end with the hotly anticipated Oscars (which will take place on Sunday, February 9th @ 7 p.m. central). It’s almost a tradition at this point for there to be mass controversy over nominees and 2020 is no different. The incl...

A Q&A with DePaul cinema studies professor Paul Booth

A Q&A with DePaul cinema studies professor Paul Booth

The DePaulia Staff

February 5, 2020

How do the Oscars impact film culture and its place in the culture?  The Oscars remain the premiere institution for film awards, but they're always controversial. Obviously, one of the most important ways they impact film culture is through ticket sales – think about how many people go to see ...

And the Oscar goes to…who cares?

And the Oscar goes to…who cares?

Jonathan DeCarlo, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2020

It’s that time of year again, award show season is in full swing and everyone is clamoring to see which movies, albums, TV shows, etc. take home the coveted position of being the “best” of last year. My problem with all this hype surrounding these big shows is simple: does any of this really matter?...

As awards shows reflect the industry, diversity is the future

As awards shows reflect the industry, diversity is the future

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

Putting energy into awards shows tends to be an exhausting activity. We somehow end up rooting for our favorite films like we do our sports teams. Although that could be because the award shows are a representation of the health of the film industry.  More and more, we are hoping for change in a...

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