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REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

November 30, 2018

“The Favourite” is a quirky, historical drama set in 18th century England about Queen Anne’s rule while England is at war with the French. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film stars Emma Stone, Rache...

Gubernatorial endorsement: Illinois needs a democratic governor

By Editorial Board

November 1, 2018

Election day is here, with eager voters heading to the polls Nov. 6, and The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker for governor of Illinois. Eighty-seven percent of staff voted for Pritzker, 7 percent voted for Rauner and 7 percent voted for Jackson.Under current Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois has been in a poor financial state and went two years without a completed budget. In 2015, Rauner v...

Columbia students, teachers rally for reform

May 4, 2018

A coalition of Columbia students and adjunct faculty rallied for changes to curriculum, tuition costs and salaries with a goal of the part-time faculty union being taken more seriously while bargaining fo...

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

May 3, 2018

When Roger Ebert reviewed 1967's “The Graduate,” he wrote, “[The Graduate] is funny, not because of sight gags and punch lines and other tired rubbish, but because it has a point of view. That is...

‘You Were Never Really Here’ crumbles into a classic

‘You Were Never Really Here’ crumbles into a classic

April 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Andrei Tarkovsky directed "Taxi Driver?" The film must combine the brutality and nihilism of Scorsese’s masterpiece with the philosophical dreaminess of a Tarkovskian film to create an uni...

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

December 14, 2015

“In the Heart of the Sea” follows the grueling journey of the Essex, sunk by a whale thousands of miles off the Chilean coast. Director Ron Howard (“Apollo 13”) compels the audience to wallow in...

Senior combines two degrees as Artist in Residence

Senior combines two degrees as Artist in Residence

November 30, 2015

As many Columbia students contemplate spending their winter break huddled around fires, Carlee Belt is preparing to spend January in Hawaii—earning three credits toward her Columbia degree.Belt, a sen...

‘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...

‘Ex Machina’ a masterful sci-fi film experience

‘Ex Machina’ a masterful sci-fi film experience

April 27, 2015

“Ex Machina” is the story of an artificial intelligence named Eva played by Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair,” “Seventh Son”), who was built by young genius Nathan Bateman, played by Oscar Isaac (...

Electric current ups creativity

Electric current ups creativity

By Sports & Health Editor

April 27, 2015

As waves of electrical current sweep across the folded gray matter in your skull while you imagine, feel or experience emotions, your brain is literally storming. In an April 1 study published in the jo...

Triple-Decker Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

Triple-Decker Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

April 20, 2015

Ingredients:3 slices sourdough bread1 poblano pepper1 can pineapple rings1 package applewood-smoked bacon1 packaged Canadian bacon4 ounces Gouda4 ounces Sharp cheddar4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese4 oun...

‘Chappie’ not the brightest artificial intelligence

‘Chappie’ not the brightest artificial intelligence

March 16, 2015

Writer and director Neill Blomkamp exploded into the film industry with his Academy Award-nominated sci-fi thriller “District 9,” which created buzz and set high expectations for the young filmmaker. H...

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