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Olympia: Grad student explores adulthood in new film

Chinn relied on her own personal experiences after graduation for inspiration.

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

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...

Theron leads strong family dramedy ‘Tully’

Charlize Theron stars as an overwhelmed mother in the film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018

As the dust clears after the $257 million-sized impact of “Avengers: Infinity War,” we can peer through to see that in fact, there are still other films out there in cinemas at the moment, and at least one of them is good. The one I’m vouching for is “Tully”, the third outing for director/...

Women in film production at DePaul doubles

Despite an overall enrollment decline, the number of CDM students has surged in recent years.
(Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia)

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 2, 2018

In 2017, Film and Television was the most popular major for new DePaul freshmen, and 53 percent of the university’s total enrollment was female. Women accounted for about 28 percent of the College of Computing and Digital Media’s new freshmen and transfers. Chicago has long been a hub for film an...

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2018

The Big Sick This romantic comedy is based on the true love story of the film’s writers, comedian Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and his now wife Emily V. Gordon. In “The Big Sick,” the interracial couple must deal with their cultural differences after Emily unexpectedly falls ill. Na...

Review: A Stinker in Time

Storm Reid stars in the on-screen adaption of the beloved novel

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

After hitting a homerun with the critically acclaimed “Selma” back in 2014, Ava DuVernay landed the coveted spot as director on a big budget Disney project. That project was “A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the popular children’s fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle, that tells the tale of young...

“The Walking Dead” episode 9: “Honor” recap

Image Courtesy of IMDB

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018

“It wasn’t The Saviors. It just happened. I got bit.” There’s been plenty of heartbreaking deaths throughout the eight-season run of “The Walking Dead,” but the loss in the midseason premiere might’ve just been the most gut-wrenching—especially for Rick (Andrew Lincoln). The revelati...

“Red Sparrow” severely disappoints

Jennifer Lawrence in the 2018 film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

“Red Sparrow,” how I do dislike thee. Let me count the ways. You take ambitious leaps and for that I cannot fault you, but my gosh do you fall short of whatever you aimed for. The movie (based on a book of the same name by former CIA agent Jason Matthews), directed by Frances Lawrence (“Hunger Ga...

The case for in-theater viewing of “Annihilation”

Natalie Portman starring in the 2018 film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

The United States is one of the three markets, the others being China and Canada, that actually gets the opportunity to see “Annihilation” in theaters. Paramount chickened out on the film and sold it to Netflix to save some face, so the rest of the world will get the film 17 days after its theatric...

Teen love with a twist shines in “Every Day”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 26, 2018

Some days you might wake up and wish you were someone else. Perhaps you wish you were more successful, more intelligent or just plain different. Maybe you even wish you woke up as who you truly see yourself as rather than what others see. What would happen if that wish actually came true? That exact quandary ...

“Early Man”: Underdog tale revives classic animation style

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

Gone are the glory days of “Chicken Run,” “Wallace and Gromit” or “Flushed Away,” by Aardman Animation studios.  While the studio continues to have success in its home country of England, generally raking in lots of money and positive reviews, the studio has seen a continual decline in inco...

Rom-Com Recommendations

Photo courtesy of IMDB

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2018

Romantic comedies are the backbone of our entertainment industry. They are repetitive and formulaic, yet the top-grossing films in the genre have still managed to bring in $3.7 billion in ticket sales globally, according to Forbes. Unfortunately, the rom-com world is also almost always about two str...

“Call Me By Your Name” and LGBTQ+ representation

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in the romantic drama

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018

“Call Me By Your Name” was released earlier this January after months of anticipation from audiences.  The film is based on the acclaimed 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman, about a 17-year-old boy living in Italy who falls in love with an older male graduate student who has come to stay...

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