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First time actor Ferdia Peelo-Walsh was selected for the role of Conor after a six-month hunt throughout Ireland for fresh, young talent.

‘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...

Director Jeremy Saulnier was inspired to direct “Green Room” by his experiences playing in a local punk band in high school.

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

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...

Cate Blanchett stars as ‘Nancy’ and Christian Bale as ‘Rick’ in Terrence Malick's drama

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, ...

Tina Fey, who plays Kim Baker in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” lunched with author Kim Barker prior to taking on the role. 

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...

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...

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

Prior to becoming the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Chicago Tribune in 2004, Kim Barker worked for The Seattle Times. 

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...

‘Touched with Fire’ remains lukewarm

“Touched With Fire” is director Paul Dalio’s first feature-length film. 

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...

Newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Thomasin in her first major film role.

‘The Witch’ ditches cabin in the woods

February 15, 2016

Director Robert Eggers’ feature-length debut “The Witch” is set in New England in 1630. In the first scene, a gray, austere court broods over the fate of William, played by Ralph Ineson, a father o...

V-Day Fundraiser for Chicago Women’s Health Center | The Columbia Chronicle

February 15, 2016

V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women, hosted “The Vagina Monologues” at the Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression, 623 S. Wabash Ave. on Feb. 11. Profits from the performance went...

Robert Eggers discusses resurrecting age-old terror in ‘The Witch’

Robert Eggers

By Film Critic

February 15, 2016

Writer and director Robert Eggers' debut feature, "The Witch," painstakingly recollects the destruction of a puritan New England family after having been banished to the edge of the wilderness by their comm...

Onye Ozuzu, Interim Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is starting a new committee called Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, that focus on enhancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus.

DEI committee announced, members from various backgrounds

February 8, 2016

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee—one of the newest Strategic Plan implementation committees—has been formed by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, according to a Jan. 28 email from Kim to faculty and sta...

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