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Courier 12: Screenwriting conference sees biggest year yet

Courier 12: Screenwriting conference sees biggest year yet

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Showcase

Saturday saw what director and DePaul professor Wendy Roderweiss has described as “the biggest and most challenging event in the CDM.” That event was Courier 12, a five-panel conference tailored specifically for screenwriting majors and other CDM students to connect with industry professionals and...

What’s Fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

              The Shape of Water One of the most popular films this award season, “The Shape of Water” has finally landed on HBO. Set in Baltimore in the1960s, a top secret research facility is holding in captivity a strange amphibi...

Michael Moore’s impassioned battle cry

Michael Moore’s impassioned battle cry

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Election Night 2016 remains one of the most shocking moments in contemporary American history almost two years later. One is still able to vividly recall watching TV that night and seeing the Hillary supporters tearfully look upon the election results as Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” plays among...

“The House with a Clock in its Walls” is fun but forgettable

“The House with a Clock in its Walls”  is fun but forgettable

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The problem with having a six-foot tall poster of an unreleased movie on your wall, is that if the movie stinks, you have to take it down. Luckily, “The House with a Clock in its Walls” was enjoyable enough for me to leave that giant poster up for at least a little while longer. The film begins...

Sex, drugs, rock and roll: The unchecked abuse of the music industry

Sex, drugs, rock and roll: The unchecked abuse of the music industry

Adam Webb, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Showcase

After a year of national attention on sexual abuse in the film industry, major music artists continue to sustain successful careers even in the wake of allegations of their own. When the New York Times published their exposé of the crimes of Harvey Weinstein in late 2017, bringing the #MeToo movement...

“The Land of Steady Habits” is sobering, sad win for Netflix

“The Land of Steady Habits” is sobering, sad win for Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

This fall movie season sees a big change in pace for the world’s biggest streaming service. After garnering a justified reputation of throwing money at just about any bad genre film it can sell its binging audience, Netflix now wants to be in the industry of being a prestige Awards Season heavyweight...

‘Predator’ mixes humor with gore

‘Predator’ mixes humor with gore

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“The Predator” comes to us from 21st Century Fox (So is this a Disney movie now?) and is the first entry in the franchise since 2007. Fear not though, no prior knowledge of the predecessors is required for viewing. Although a watch of “Predator” wouldn’t hurt. Now I would love to jump into...

‘A Simple Favor’ surprises to the end

‘A Simple Favor’ surprises to the end

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

In the most recent thriller to hit theaters, a mystery surrounds the sudden disappearance of Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) and the amateur investigation that ensues as her best friend Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) searches for the truth. Like almost all of the movies in this genre everything is not...

Kevin Hart on education and redemption

Kevin Hart on education and redemption

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Showcase

Kevin Hart believes in second chances. After benefiting from a great deal of second chances in his personal life, Hart is taking what he’s learned to the big screen. In the new ensemble comedy “Night School,” set to hit theaters Sept. 28, he plays a hustling high school drop-out that returns to...

Grad uses film to discuss mental health

Grad uses film to discuss mental health

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

After graduating from undergrad, Sydney O’Haire’s life got, as she describes it, “a little out of control.” Her family and friends supported her, and when they recommended she go to rehab she went without resistance. O’Haire said once she got there it was “a really wild experience,” and she made ...

Film school creates new comedy filmmaking degree with Second City

Film school creates new comedy filmmaking degree with Second City

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Whether it be comedy films or films in general, it takes a lot of people behind the scenes to ensure that the final product looks good, sounds good and entertains its audience. For DePaul students looking to elevate their production talent or cut their teeth in the comedy film industry, the chance has ...

Olympia: Grad student explores adulthood in new film

Olympia: Grad student explores adulthood in new film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

Okay all you college students, feel like you’re ready for your “adult” life? What about five, six or seven years from now? What if you get into your thirties and you feel like you don’t have it all “figured out” yet? DePaul graduate McKenzie Chinn was thinking about these questions as she wr...

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