The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Tis the season for quirky plots: Hallmark holiday movies delight audiences

‘Tis the season for quirky plots: Hallmark holiday movies delight audiences

By Olivia Rosenberg, Assistant buzz Editor

Because there are only a few weeks left in the semester...

Screenshot from Yazuka 5 Remastered of one of the characters smashing someone down with a weapon. The game includes a variety of features and modes for different types of gameplay.

‘Yakuza 5’ features diverse gameplay modes, features

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

The Yakuza series is a fascinating beast. It simultaneously...

Escape the rainy weather on campus with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Escape the rainy weather on campus with ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’

By Olivia Rosenberg, Assistant buzz Editor

As the rainy fall weather continues in Champaign-Urbana,...

A screenshot from the video game Red Matter” by Vertical Robot is shown above. This VR game is one of three that deserve more recognition.

Check out these three must-play virtual reality games

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

In wake of Mark Zuckerberg’s magnificently cringe...

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ creates trailblazing queer love stories in modern film

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ creates trailblazing queer love stories in modern film

By Olivia Rosenberg, Assistant buzz Editor

Céline Sciamma’s 2019 film “Portrait de la jeune...

A screenshot of one of the maps from the first-person adventure video Mirrors Edge. This 2000s parkour based game has a simple and futuristic style.

‘Mirror’s Edge’ features parkour-themed landscapes, minimalist style

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

Let’s go back to the 2000s.  It was the era of...

Cannes top prize winner Titane is shocking, revolutionary

Cannes top prize winner ‘Titane’ is shocking, revolutionary

By Olivia Rosenberg, Assistant buzz Editor

Julia Ducournau’s unconventional body horror film...

Mateus Ward stars in the indie horror film C.O.R.N.: A Field of Screams. The movie is a great Halloween watch to celebrate spooky season.

Indie Halloween flick ‘C.O.R.N.: A Field of Screams’ features high quality thrills, effects

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

It's spooky season: The time of year where the box...

Revisit Scream on its 25th anniversary

Revisit ‘Scream’ on its 25th anniversary

By Olivia Rosenberg, buzz Assistant Editor

Wes Craven’s 1996 slasher film “Scream” was the...

A screenshot from the video game Outer Wilds is shown above. Multiple non-horror games have been chosen as the best for late-night vibes.

These non-horror games embody late-night vibes

By Aidan Finn, Contributing Writer

There is no other feeling than that late-night vibe...

A screen shot from the video game Half-Life is shown above. The game recently underwent a virtual reality transition.

‘Half Life’ undergoes virtual reality revival

By Aidan Finn, Contributing Writer

In 1998, the landscape of video games was changed in...

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ whimsically captures fall aesthetic

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ whimsically captures fall aesthetic

By Olivia Rosenberg, Contributing Writer

As the midpoint for fall approaches, the craving for...

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