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Review: 'Da 5 Bloods,' a challenging exploration of fact and fiction

Review: ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ a challenging exploration of fact and fiction

June 19, 2020

It’s been approximately 32 hours since I sat down in front of a small screen to watch Spike Lee’s newest film, “Da 5 Bloods,” which was both strikingly familiar and entirely unexpected. ...

Jacob Elordi, Joey King and Joel Courtney attend a screening of 'The Kissing Booth' at NETFLIX on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)

Review: The no-nos of Netflix: What not to watch during quarantine

April 11, 2020

So here you find yourself, at a point in self-isolation or quarantine where you’ve already run through first-string entertainment. You’ve watched “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” you’...

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Lucy Hale and Jeff Wadlow on keeping horror fresh in ‘Fantasy Island’

February 18, 2020

Reuniting for a second time after 2018’s thriller "Truth or Dare," writer and director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lucy Hale come together for their latest supernatural mystery, "Fantasy Island." Inspired ...

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‘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...

Miguel Garcia (left) gives directions to Brian Healy and Rachel Kim during the commercial shoot.

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’

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...

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...

Upcoming Midnight Madness showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show will take place Oct. 25 and 26, and 10 p.m. showings will occur Oct. 30 and 31 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

Malört shots, virgin kits and glow sticks—welcome to the ‘Rocky tribe’

October 24, 2019

In 1990, 15-year-old Chris Siuty was a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” virgin. After seeing the show, they were hooked. Now, as a 44-year-old applications engineer, Siuty spends one or two days a month as a s...

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...

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

September 28, 2019

From gay thrillers to documentaries, lesbian vampires to side-splitting comedies and dramedies, Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival has queer films that reflect diverse narrat...

Bill Hader and Finn Wolfhard, who played the older and younger versions of Richie respectively, were standouts in “IT Chapter Two.”

REVIEW: ‘IT Chapter Two’ crams too much plot in the clown car

September 14, 2019

Between its clown shoe-dragging pace and unnecessary dive into IT’s (a.k.a Pennywise’s) lore, “IT Chapter Two” doesn’t quite measure up to its predecessor—but it still made me cry, laugh and s...

“Booksmart,” Olivia Wilde’s directorial film debut, will premiere May 24. It stars (from left) Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein get ‘Booksmart’ in new indie film

April 26, 2019

Amy and Molly have spent their high school careers studying nonstop to get into Ivy League schools. On the eve of graduation, they realize their peers got into the same schools even while having fu...

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