The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

“I Saw the TV Glow” Review: Nostalgia and queer identity intersect in Jane Schoenbrun’s new psychological horror-drama.

“I Saw the TV Glow” Review: Nostalgia and queer identity intersect in Jane Schoenbrun’s new psychological horror-drama.

Robin Pett, Contributing Writer May 26, 2024

In the films of director Jane Schoenbrun, screens and the media displayed on them act as a separating force between the “real” world and the true identity of the characters within it. If Schoenbrun’s...

“Challengers” Press Conference: The Actors, Director and Producers behind Amazon MGMs latest sports drama

“Challengers” Press Conference: The Actors, Director and Producers behind Amazon MGM’s latest sports drama

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor April 28, 2024

Before the theatrical release of "Challengers," a sports drama distributed by Amazon MGM Studios, a virtual global press conference was convened on Saturday, April 20 with the filmmakers. Set within...

“Challengers” review: Competition is a dish best served in threes

“Challengers” review: Competition is a dish best served in threes

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor April 14, 2024

“Challengers” is director Luca Guadagnino’s latest trophy, one that any fan of his erotica-infused story mechanics will surely applaud for. An athlete of cinema in his own right, coming off the work...

“Monkey Man” review: An action movie with a very bloody heart

“Monkey Man” review: An action movie with a very bloody heart

Zachary Klein, Staff Writer April 14, 2024

Most first time filmmakers start small, providing themselves the space to experiment while figuring out how to really make a movie. This was not the case for Dev Patel. From the cruelty of sex trades...

“Mean Girls” review: The movie musical adaptation can sit with us

“Mean Girls” review: The movie musical adaptation can sit with us

Nadia Carolina Hernandez and Jake Cox January 28, 2024

Even if you’re a certified musical theater hater, the “Mean Girls” movie-musical was worth the watch. We know everything about the 2004 original movie but wanted to be surprised about the musical....

“Poor Things” review: A technicolor take on oddity and identity

“Poor Things” review: A technicolor take on oddity and identity

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor January 15, 2024

Eccentrically curious and undoubtedly crude, “Poor Things” is an odd journey of self-discovery with just enough substance amid the psychedelic style to make it a worthy watch. The adventure that director...

Thomas McKenzie and Anne Hathaway star in “Eileen”, an adaption of Ottessa Moshfegh’s critically acclaimed psychological fiction

“Eileen” filmmakers talk story, structure and surprises behind cinematic adaptation

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor December 6, 2023

During a Zoom Q&A session with several college publications Nov. 16, screenwriters Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel, along with director William Oldroyd, delved into the process of adapting the critically...

“The Killer review: A thriller as obvious as it is effective

“The Killer” review: A thriller as obvious as it is effective

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor November 5, 2023

Using an experienced assassin as the canvas for his latest project, David Fincher’s “The Killer” is a methodical recycling of death and espionage with its own glaze of moral scrutiny. As Fincher’s...

“Evil Does Not Exist”: A tranquil coasting across the vanity of mankind

“Evil Does Not Exist”: A tranquil coasting across the vanity of mankind

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor October 22, 2023

An idyllic Japanese village stokes the fire of morality as “Evil Does Not Exist” effortlessly shows the harm of systemic invasion and personal abuse. Locals are content in an undisturbed community...

“Sweet Dreams”: A biting perspective on colonization that stings and surprises

“Sweet Dreams”: A biting perspective on colonization that stings and surprises

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor October 22, 2023

Buried under an overwhelming tone of hatred and satire, “Sweet Dreams” is a critical look at Dutch colonization and how our history continues to impact our present. While the narrative has a visually...

“Monster”: A quiet look at the complexity of boyhood and the monsters behind it

“Monster”: A quiet look at the complexity of boyhood and the monsters behind it

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor October 22, 2023

“Monster” is a misleading title for a gentle drama that will leave you sobbing, even as you admire its beauty and intricacy. Director Hirokazu Koreeda succeeds once again in crafting an ambling masterpiece...

“La Chimera: Grave robbing plays as pastime to a dense reflection of lost love

“La Chimera”: Grave robbing plays as pastime to a dense reflection of lost love

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor October 22, 2023

“La Chimera” is a story of shackles, as tender performances expose a deep yearning for the past and the crushing weight it levels on life thereafter. Following a recently paroled grave robber named...

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