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Student’s interactive video challenges waste disposal notions

Student’s interactive video challenges waste disposal notions

March 21, 2020

What do greasy pizza boxes, disposable coffee cups and oily takeout containers all have in common? They are often mistaken to be recyclable. According to an April 2019 survey of 2,000 Americans by Covan...

Review: ‘Guns Akimbo,’ a neon-drenched nightmare

Review: ‘Guns Akimbo,’ a neon-drenched nightmare

March 8, 2020

The camera has just spun 360 degrees around Daniel Radcliffe for what feels like the tenth time in 30 minutes and my mind, too, has been sent spinning—not because of the blazing neon lights, screwb...

‘The Assistant’s’ Kitty Green on cinematography and women in film

‘The Assistant’s’ Kitty Green on cinematography and women in film

February 17, 2020

"The Assistant," a new drama from writer and director Kitty Green, functions as a social commentary on toxic work environments and the #MeToo movement. The film follows Jane, played by Julia Garner, thro...

Student finalists ‘pop’ in Coca-Cola commercial

Student finalists ‘pop’ in Coca-Cola commercial

February 11, 2020

On Mia Elliott’s last day producing for the film “Discontent” for her practicum course at Columbia in Fall 2019, things were finally winding down and she was looking forward to taking a break....

Review: The splendiferous ‘Birds of Prey and Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn’

Review: The splendiferous ‘Birds of Prey and Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn’

February 10, 2020

While DC Comics movies have struggled in the past, they have found their footing in "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn," a seemingly hopeful leap forward into a prom...

Practicum film projects mimic showbiz, so don’t ‘expect a cakewalk’

Practicum film projects mimic showbiz, so don’t ‘expect a cakewalk’

January 31, 2020

The set of a practicum film at the college is fairly standard—under hot lights mounted six feet off the ground, production assistants zip through a jungle of cables, as production designers, occasio...

Columbia student veteran premieres short action film

Columbia student veteran premieres short action film

December 27, 2019

Jacob Bell was not always the film buff he is today. But that all changed after constantly watching movies in his free time during three Marine Corps deployments beginning in 2012. It was during his...

Guest Column: It’s showtime, folks—Oscar 2020 Best Picture predictions

Guest Column: It’s showtime, folks—Oscar 2020 Best Picture predictions

October 28, 2019

It’s that glitzy time of year again when actors and directors are traveling the globe, doing junket after junket for their press tours to promote their latest films, all while trying to keep their na...

REVIEW: ‘Joker,’ the comedy of life’s tragedy

REVIEW: ‘Joker,’ the comedy of life’s tragedy

October 9, 2019

What do you get when you cross an actor committed to bringing his interpretation of arguably the most iconic comic book villain to life with a society that's grown anxious of real-world events being...

‘A Wolf Comes at Night’ goes to Hollywood

‘A Wolf Comes at Night’ goes to Hollywood

September 29, 2019

One night, on a small ranch in 1980s Illinois, two children and their grandfather are forced to defend their livelihood as a wolf wreaks havoc on the family farm. Directed by 2018 cinema art and science a...

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

September 22, 2019

Molly Hewitt doesn't intend to make movies that look so gay, it just happens. In their recent film, “Holy Trinity,” which focuses on a dominatrix who huffs an aerosol can and develops the ability to s...

Asian film festival pop-up crosses cultures and local neighborhoods

Asian film festival pop-up crosses cultures and local neighborhoods

August 30, 2019

Chicagoans will be able to watch an “unconventional” film festival this fall as Asian films pop-up in different neighborhoods across the city, from the Alliance Française de Chicago to the Illinois Institute of Technolog...

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