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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...

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...

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

Oscars predictions from The DePaulia’s chief film critic

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

2018 On Screen

2018 On Screen

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...

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...

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...

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