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The cast of “Jojo Rabbit,” a satirical film about a young boy in Nazi Germany who befriends a Jewish girl he finds living in his walls.

Critique: ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ are Nazis really that entertaining?

November 10, 2019

While death may be a part of life, reminiscing on the horrors of the Holocaust does not have to happen time and time again. Director Taika Waititi, known for “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), released his l...

‘Jurassic World’ finds balance with new, old elements

By Office Assistant

June 17, 2015

No one goes to see a “Jurassic Park” sequel expecting it to outshine the sheer awe and glory of the original—It just doesn’t seem possible.With that being said, if a record-breaking $511.8 million global opening weekend at the box-office is anything to go by, naysayers may find themselves dumbfounded.After a slew of disconcerting trailers, die-hard fans of the series like myself wondered whether “Jurassic World...

Exhibit brings University of Chicago out of closet

Closeted/Out in the Quadrandles

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2015

The LGBTQ community of the University of Chicago—alumni, faculty and staff—collectively came out of the metaphorical closet to share the school’s long association with the struggle, activism and...

Three-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn takes part in the growing trend of aging movie stars playing action hero roles, similar to Bruce Willis and Liam Neeson.

‘The Gunman’ shoots blanks

April 6, 2015

Hollywood’s strategy for the last several years has been to have older actors like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson become parodies of themselves in recycled action romps. As the big actors ...

Galahad, Columbia’s Combat Society is gearing up for the big Wolfpack opener in two weeks at Illinois State.

Combat Society steps up to battle

February 9, 2015

Columbia’s Galahad Medieval Combat Society is bringing a new sport to the college that many students may be unfamiliar with—the medieval game known as Belegarth. Caleigh Fleming, president of Galahad and c...

‘Cake’ baked with fake sugar

January 30, 2015

When Claire Bennett, played by Jennifer Aniston, says “I don’t believe in ghosts,” it is clear she is talking about the own ghosts of her past. Though Bennett knows her ghosts are real— her own ...

‘Big Hero 6’ visuals, characters surpass plot line

‘Big Hero 6’ visuals, characters surpass plot line

November 17, 2014

Since Walt Disney Studios purchased Marvel Entertainment in 2009, popular comic book characters have exploded onto the silver screen. Although the company played it relatively safe with fan favorites such...

“Flight” director visits campus

By Sam Flancher

October 29, 2012

by Sam Flancher, Film CriticCharacterized by his state-of-the-art special effects and visionary techniques, Chicago native Robert Zemeckis (“Back to the Future,” “Forrest Gump”) has returned to live action with his new release “Flight” after directing motion-capture films, such as “The Polar Express” and “A Christmas Carol”  for more than a decade.Working throughout his career alongside friend Steven Spielber...

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