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2018 On Screen

2018 On Screen

Michael Brzezinski & Michael Edicola

January 14, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

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


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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


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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...

Orson Welles cements legacy with final film 40 years in the making

Orson Welles cements legacy with final film 40 years in the making

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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Orson Welles died in 1985, but his final film “The Other Side of the Wind” was just released on Nov. 2. This release is courtesy of Netflix, which is also releasing an accompanying documentary by Morgan Neville “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” that details the film’s troubled production....

Courier 12: Screenwriting conference sees biggest year yet

Courier 12: Screenwriting conference sees biggest year yet

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


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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


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              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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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“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


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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...

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