The DePaulia

‘Jojo Rabbit’ examines Nazi Germany through comedic lens

‘Jojo Rabbit’ examines Nazi Germany through comedic lens

Joe Roman, Jr., Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Who would have ever thought there would be a movie about a boy having Adolf Hitler as his imaginary friend? “Jojo Rabbit” is that film. The film is directed by Taika Waititi, who is no stranger to making films relying heavily on comedy. One of his best films includes “What We Do in the Shadow,”...

Netflix’s ‘American Son’ examines race, breaks down tropes

Netflix’s ‘American Son’ examines race, breaks down tropes

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

“American Son” is the new Netflix movie on the block and it has its own hot take on race in the United States. “American Son” is one of the many movies that deals with race in this country and it tries to give a fresh perspective on the subject. The movie may be lost in the crowd of movies ...

‘The Irishman’ highlight’s director Martin Scorsese’s continued success

‘The Irishman’ highlight’s director Martin Scorsese’s continued success

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic

November 11, 2019

Over the course of his almost fifty-year career, Martin Scorsese has more than earned his status as one of Hollywood’s most consistently amazing directors.. He is a filmmaker who constantly keeps up with the times and ups his game in terms of revolutionizing the platform on a narrative, formal, and t...

‘Countdown’ brings back classic horror scares

‘Countdown’ brings back classic horror scares

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Nervous laughter emanates throughout the theater. Audience members can’t help but cover their eyes, peeking through their fingers at the screen. Gasps can be heard across the rows.  “Countdown,” written and directed by Justin Dec, centers around an app that predicts when you are going to di...

‘Gemini Man’ brings brand new film process to table

‘Gemini Man’ brings brand new film process to table

Gavin Farrow, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

“Gemini Man” -- which has been in development for two decades--is indicative of the late-1990s sci-fi action genre. Brimmed with the corny, formulaic plot devices of that era, it simultaneously rips off James Cameron’s “Terminator 2” and Paul Verhoeven’s more self-aware sci-fi films. The...

Some sequels are known to fail, but ‘Zombieland 2’ surpasses expectations

Some sequels are known to fail, but ‘Zombieland 2’ surpasses expectations

Aaron Somo, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Ten years ago, “Zombieland” hit theaters and quickly racked up the box office accolades with its wise cracking, in-your-face comedy and the cast’s dysfunctional family dynamic. A decade later, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and crew remain the simple zombie killing machines that just want to enjoy...

‘Hustlers’ emphasizes power of female friendship

‘Hustlers’ emphasizes power of female friendship

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 14, 2019

Six-inch platform heels, a top-notch cast that screams sex appeal and an intriguing true-life story, “Hustlers” exceeded expectations on its opening weekend, making $33.2 million across 3,250 theaters. In 2014, a criminal ring of women who drugged men and stole their money came to light, being on t...

A love letter to Judy Garland: Renee Zellweger plays title role with honest poise

A love letter to Judy Garland: Renee Zellweger plays title role with honest poise

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2019

A bottle of pills on the bedside table. Bad relationships that end in heartbreak. The star collapsed on the stage and threw temper tantrums at those who wanted nothing more than to help. None of this is new for the many celebrity biopics we’ve seen in the past year or so, but there was something dif...

Here are the top horror flicks showing around Chicago this spooky season

Here are the top horror flicks showing around Chicago this spooky season

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic

October 7, 2019

Last Tuesday marked Oct. 1, which means we are on the eve of Spooky Season. For film fans, Chicago’s vast array of movie theaters offer up some of the best, scariest and most fun ways to celebrate spooky season through cinema. Ranging from celebrated classics to fresh deep cuts to freaky cult classics...

MGM’s ‘Candyman’ will look at Cabrini-Green, then and now

MGM’s ‘Candyman’ will look at Cabrini-Green, then and now

Joe Roman, Jr., Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

We continue to live in a world where everything is being remade or, in some cases, “rebooted.” From video games to movies, there seems to be no stopping Hollywood from grinding out another remake no one wanted or saw coming. But that can’t be said about this project. Set to be released next June, MGM i...

James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’ explores the nuance of the human psyche

James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’ explores the nuance of the human psyche

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Films set in space lend the perfect backdrop to allow filmmakers to explore the deepest desires and most unkempt aspects of the human psyche. Kubrick did it. Speilberg did it. Cuaron did it. Nolan did it. Chazelle did it. And just earlier this year, Claire Denis scared the hell out of all of us when sh...

Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami uses movies to understand Iranian, American relations

Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami uses movies to understand Iranian, American relations

Gavin Farrow, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

Over the past century, the relations between the U.S. and the Middle East have been troublesome at best. This is seen through U.S. interference in Middle Eastern affairs, with imperialist invasions abroad and political persecution of Arab Americans domestically. Iran is the most recent Middle Easter...

The Student News Site of DePaul University
movie recommendations