The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

“Stress Positions” review – Theda Hammel stuns with 2024’s funniest film

“Stress Positions” review – Theda Hammel stuns with 2024’s funniest film

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer May 19, 2024

Much of modern comedy filmmaking is too concerned with being “funny.” Comedy filmmakers, talented as they can be, often default to aimless riffing in fear of losing a potential joke. In the process,...

“The Fall Guy” review: Admirable passion buried under sloppy filmmaking

“The Fall Guy” review: Admirable passion buried under sloppy filmmaking

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer May 12, 2024

There’s an emotional beat in David Leitch’s “The Fall Guy” in which Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling) mourns the failure of a romantic relationship from his past. He sits in his car, unable to access...

“The First Omen” review: How I wish this wasn’t an “Omen” movie

“The First Omen” review: How I wish this wasn’t an “Omen” movie

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

I’d like to pay tribute to the trailer editors out there. A good trailer serves as a mood piece that occupies a non-linear narrative; it has immense value as an exercise in form. While definitely not...

Cooper Raiff directed, wrote and stars in the film “Shithouse” as a college freshmen who goes to a party with an older girl.

REVIEW: Future of indie films on display in ‘S#!%house’

Michael Brzezinski October 18, 2020

There is always something distinctly exciting about going in to view a fresh filmmaker’s very critically acclaimed directorial debut. There’s always the lingering possibility that whoever this new...

Still of John David Washington in Tenet, directed by Christopher Nolan.

REVIEW: In conversation with ‘Tenet’ star John David Washington

John Cotter September 6, 2020

“Tenet” opens with an opera house heist mission. The packed, maskless audience on-screen makes for an apprehensive mood within the Covid context. An interesting duality that only presents itself when...

Lovie Simone as the titular Selah in Selah and the Spades.

REVIEW: ‘Selah and the Spades’ tackles intense themes in coming-of-age drama

Alayne Trinko, Focus Editor August 4, 2020

Walking through the halls of The Haldwell School for Boarding and Day School, students of the 5 factions lurk in the social shadows, wait for a reason to pounce in order to preserve their power and control...

Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg in a scene from The Beach Bum, a star-studded stoner flick written and directed by Harmony Korine. Image Courtesy of IMDB.

The Beach Bum

Michael Brezinski, Staff Writer April 8, 2019

Harmony Korine has made a career for himself out of being America’s resident cinematic rule-breaker. Ever since his wildly controversial feature film screenwriting debut “Kids” rocked the way modern...

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star in this Netflix original directed by David Ayer. 
(Photo courtesy of IMBD)

“Bright” leaves viewers unsatisfied

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2018

Netflix’s most recent original full-length feature, “Bright”, while entertaining, might have been a bit too ambitious for the streaming service. The film follows Will Smith as LAPD Officer Daryl...

Review: ‘Captain Fantastic’ pushes societal norms

Matt Koske July 22, 2016

An outlandish but tender father, Ben—a one-of-a-kind role executed exquisitely by Viggo Mortensen—prominently discusses thematic issues on parenting, knowledge, loss and one’s own courageous...

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