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“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, Arts & Life 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, Assistant 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, Asst. 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, Asst. 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, Arts & Life 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, Arts & Life 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, Asst. 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...

“Lost Country”: Politics and family come together in a story built on social unrest

“Lost Country”: Politics and family come together in a story built on social unrest

Sam Mroz, Asst. Arts and Life Editor October 22, 2023

Framing a Serbian protest within the borders of youth, “Lost Country” walks a thin line between family and national ideology, building to an end of melancholic design. In 1990s Serbia, plagued by civil...

“Zone of Interest”: A resonant moral probing of evil and its subtle cultural imprints

“Zone of Interest”: A resonant moral probing of evil and its subtle cultural imprints

Sam Mroz, Asst. Arts & Life Editor October 22, 2023

Tracking a household of Nazi loyalists through the conventions of daily life, Jonathon Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” is a palpable jab at sin and the human core that provokes it. Set just outside...

Chicago’s student-friendly entertainment

Chicago’s student-friendly entertainment

Addison Rogers, Contributing Writer October 1, 2023

Chicago is in its prime months of entertainment, offering an eclectic mix of culture, live performances, art and nightlife that beckon young Chicagoans to empty their wallets. Last week, DePaul welcomed...

Next generation of queer and women filmmakers drive change

Next generation of queer and women filmmakers drive change

Meghan Lajewski, Contributing Writer October 1, 2023

As “Barbie” and “Bottoms” surpassed expectations with financial and critical success, the vastly different films sparked a discussion about women and LGBTQIA+ representation in Hollywood and the...

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