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‘Holy Motors’’ dizzying narrative will divide audiences

By Sam Flancher

October 21, 2012

The divisiveness of “Holy Motors” was evident at its premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.Met equally with cheers and boos, veteran French director Leos Carax’s film of audacious, polarizing proportions refuses critical consensus. With its grand assemblage of generic elements, “Holy Motors” frustrates as often as it astounds.The film begins with an image of Carax in a dream state as he surveys a movie theate...

Lady Eagles set records, win big

By Lindsey Woods

March 18, 2012

Standing at the foul line, Christina “Mighty” Barnett, of the Robert Morris University Eagles, had the game on her shoulders. The Eagles had gained and lost the lead several times during the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference semifinal game March 1 against the top-seeded Olivet Nazarene University Tigers. With eight seconds left, the Eagles led 100-97. Standing 5 feet 4 inches, Barnett held the basketball and ga...

‘The Housemaid’ film review

By Cristina Aguirre

February 7, 2011

South Korean director Im Sang-Soo's newest film, "The Housemaid," is a re-imagining of a classic melodrama that falls right into place among the countries latest cinematic output. A film of many moods and tones, "The Housemaid" is a thrilling and seductive experience that wowed audiences at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The film made it's Chicago premiere at the Music Box Theatre on Feb. 4. The Chronicle's film critic Dre...

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