The DePaulia

If it bleeds, it leads: ‘Nightcrawler’ in review

If it bleeds, it leads: ‘Nightcrawler’ in review

Pat Mullane

November 19, 2014

When there’s a car accident on a local highway, the viewer doesn’t want to watch two anchors sit there and describe it. Instead, they want the aftermath, the broken windshield and dented metal.  If there’s a drive-by shooting, they want pictures of the victims, videos of bullet holes in wall.  This is where Lou Bloom ...

Interview: Director Theodore Melfi of ‘St. Vincent’

Interview: Director Theodore Melfi of ‘St. Vincent’

Mike Horky

October 21, 2014

"St. Vincent," written and directed by Theodore Melfi, opened last Friday in Chicago. The DePaulia sat down with Mr. Melfi to understand the film a little better. Read More »...

Review: ‘St. Vincent’ only offers showcase for famed Bill Murray

Review: ‘St. Vincent’ only offers showcase for famed Bill Murray

Mike Horky

October 16, 2014

Old man meets kid, doesn’t like him, but by the end they’re best friends. It’s been done before (see “Up” if you haven’t), and “St. Vincent” is no exception. It’s a welcome return for Bill Murray as a leading man, but does the film offer much else other than a showcase for the n...

Review: Horror film ‘Annabelle’ unable to capture terror of predecessor

Review: Horror film ‘Annabelle’ unable to capture terror of predecessor

Adam Bevel

October 9, 2014

If you saw 2013’s excellent The Conjuring" you probably remember the doll that Annabelle is titled from and based around. She was the fairly creepy doll introduced in the first scene of "The Conjuring" that established the real life demon hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren. The doll suitably cr...

Review: Horror film ‘Tusk’ a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience

Review: Horror film ‘Tusk’ a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience

Adam Bevel

October 2, 2014

Let’s just get this out of the way: “Tusk” is a horror movie about a man who is kidnapped by a serial killer and surgically turned into a walrus. There’s really no way around it, there’s no other way to start this review. If you’re not a fan of horror movies, gore, or are at least the sligh...

Q&A: Director Michael Cuesta of ‘Kill the Messenger’

Q&A: Director Michael Cuesta of ‘Kill the Messenger’

Mike Horky

September 30, 2014

Michael Cuesta’s "Kill the Messenger" comes out Oct. 10. The DePaulia sat down with him to discuss the upcoming film. The DePaulia: What drew you to this project? It feels much bigger than your previous projects. Michael Cuesta: It was understanding [Gary Webb], when I read the script I rela...

‘Kill the Messenger’: A fantastic, slow-burning political thriller

‘Kill the Messenger’: A fantastic, slow-burning political thriller

Mike Horky

September 28, 2014

Political thrillers have been something of a staple in Hollywood. From “All The President’s Men”, to “The Insider”, and “Shattered Glass”, they take scandals or true events in politics and make them exciting for the viewers. That’s exactly what Michael Cuesta’s new film “Kill The M...

Picture-perfect partnership: DePaul film students, pros connect at Cinespace Chicago

Picture-perfect partnership: DePaul film students, pros connect at Cinespace Chicago

Eric Domingo

September 21, 2014

DePaul students sometimes forget that some programs once took place in small buildings and used outdated equipment. The DePaul School of Cinema in the College of Computing and Digital Media started in a 20-foot-15-inch room in SAC (room 266), and students produced their work with half-inch VHS ...

Head for the hills: Latest ‘Godzilla’ reviewed

Head for the hills: Latest ‘Godzilla’ reviewed

Kyle Tyrrell

May 27, 2014

After seeing the new “Godzilla” film, I feel like someone thinks they pulled a fast one on me, but they didn’t. Naming the movie “Godzilla” was misleading. “Godzilla” isn’t really about monsters; it’s more about the American military complex — and I didn’t appreciate that be...

The Student News Site of DePaul University
film