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Cine local lanza películas latinoamericanas hechas por cineastas latinx

Cine local lanza películas latinoamericanas hechas por cineastas latinx

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

Un centro de cine local estrenó películas latinoamericanas de cineastas latinos.  El Gene Siskel Film Center, un programa público del School of the Art Institute of Chicago, exhibe películas de cine mundial sin fines de lucro.   La iniciativa anual del Panorama Latinx exhibe películas lat...

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 ...

Graduate directs DePaul’s first micro-funded feature film

Graduate directs DePaul’s first micro-funded feature film

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2020

Marcus Aubin, a recent film graduate, uses the help of DePaul’s Indie Studio program to direct and produce his independent film, “Sun King.” “Sun King” follows Louis Liu, who Aubin describes as a “standard, average man who has convinced himself that he is the reincarnated soul of King...

Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” excels in realism, actors’ performances

Nicole Barber, played by Scarlett Johansson, holds back tears in bed with her husband, Charlie (Adam Driver), and child. Photo by IMDB

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

It is very rare that a film can feel personal and universal at the same time. It’s much more rare that a movie can reach into its viewer and uncover a deep, hidden away memory that holds feelings one has repressed far into themselves. Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” does that. It challenges...

Festival Favorites

Festival Favorites

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

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

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...

Nominations point to progress problems

Nominations point to progress problems

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

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...

2018 On Screen

2018 On Screen

Michael Brzezinski & Michael Edicola

January 14, 2019

By Michael Brzezinski   Suspiria Dir. Luca Guadagnino When I go into a film, I usually have a checklist of all the things I would like to see from it, and Luca Guadagnino’s gruesome hyper-political feminist remake of the popular Giallo horror film remains the only film from 2018 to c...

Studio Ghibli: Why you should be watching

Studio Ghibli: Why you should be watching

Michael Edicola, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

Before I began writing this piece I talked to my mother about Studio Ghibli and the movies they make. I asked her if she remembered films like “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” to which she responded very positively saying “It’s not normally my kind of movie, but I love ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service.’...

The lasting legacy of ‘Hocus Pocus’

The lasting legacy of 'Hocus Pocus'

Jacqueline Brennan, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

Three hundred twenty five years ago the Sanderson sisters first bewitched people, stealing the lives of children to give them eternal life. On Oct. 31, 1993, the witches returned from the grave after a virgin lit the black flame candle, a curse Winifred Sanderson cast before she and her sisters were...

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