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Charlie Day fights back in new movie

Charlie Day fights back in new movie

February 13, 2017

Charlie Day and Richie Keen’s laughter filled the small conference room at the Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave., as they discussed their TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” ...

Professor, stars share ‘ideas’ on comedy’s power

Professor, stars share ‘ideas’ on comedy’s power

October 24, 2016

Although most comedians like to pretend comedy and jokes happen magically, they are far more calculated than what people see on the stage, said Anne Libera, assistant professor in the Theatre Department ...

Featured Artist: Student filmmaker represents US at Cannes

Featured Artist: Student filmmaker represents US at Cannes

May 9, 2016

Selected for her script “Amina’s Choice,” the story of a young girl who must choose between a traditional marriage and a college education, cinema art + science MFA candidate Fahima Mohamood is t...

Irish lad Ferdia Peelo-Walsh on ‘Sing Street’

Irish lad Ferdia Peelo-Walsh on ‘Sing Street’

April 25, 2016

Director John Carney’s “Sing Street” is a musical coming-of-age tale set in Dublin during the '80s. The film stars newcomer Ferdia Peelo-Walsh as Conor, a 14-year-old Irish lad who uses music to esc...

‘Sing Street’: A dull coming-of-age tale told in vibrant technicolor

‘Sing Street’: A dull coming-of-age tale told in vibrant technicolor

April 25, 2016

Set in Dublin during the 1980s, director John Carney’s “Sing Street” tells the story of 14-year-old Conor, played by newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, as he embraces the colorful world of new-wave musi...

Neo-Nazi punks  raise hell in indie  thriller ‘Green Room’

Neo-Nazi punks raise hell in indie thriller ‘Green Room’

April 18, 2016

Director Jeremy Saulnier spent his youth playing in punk rock bands and shooting no-budget zombie films with his friends on a Super 8 camcorder. His third feature film, “Green Room,” harkens back to...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

War: WTF is it good for?

War: WTF is it good for?

March 7, 2016

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” the film based on war reporter Kim Barker’s acclaimed memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” is an explosively entertaining, feminist war farce from “30 Rock” and “Saturday Nig...

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

By Film Critic

February 29, 2016

"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is a laugh-out-loud war comedy from “Saturday Night Live” scribe Robert Carlock. The film stars Tina Fey as Kim Baker, a war reporter in Afghanistan and Pakistan who is b...

Chronicle staff accolades speak to students’ work ethic

By Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2016

Being a student journalist has its challenges, but winning professional recognition in college journalism competitions is an even more difficult goal to achieve.The staff of The Columbia Chronicle was recognized as best in the state for General Excellence at the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20 despite what felt like countless obstacles along the way.This year, The Chronicle staff of what is now 34 student...

‘Touched with Fire’ remains lukewarm

‘Touched with Fire’ remains lukewarm

By Film Critic

February 22, 2016

“Touched with Fire,” written and directed by Paul Dalio, is named after psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison’s book that examines the connection between bipolar disorder and artistic creativity. In th...

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