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Netflix will not melt your brain

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist August 9, 2016

One of the many valuable lessons I’ve learned at college is that school and Netflix go hand in hand. Whether we are procrastinating, winding down or choosing to save the eight dollars a month for something...

Chaz Ebert, wife of Roger, introduces

Feminism shines bright in ‘Girlhood’

By Lillian Barkley April 20, 2015

Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood” tackles stereotypes from the first scene. The 2014 French film was screened Friday at the 17th annual Ebertfest. The film is the coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Marieme,...

Box Office Report: “The Gambler”

Box Office Report: “The Gambler”

By Jack Heyden December 30, 2014

When “The Gambler” was at its best, it was a decent film, but when it struggled it wasn’t much more than a sports film with an affinity for Blackjack. Structurally, the movie was sound, and I had...

Box Office Report: “Birdman”

Box Office Report: “Birdman”

By Jack Heyden November 20, 2014

I knew that Michael Keaton would be playing a mirage of himself (given that both he and his character were both formerly cast as megastar superheroes), and I knew that I was going to like what I saw on...

Q&A with counterculture enthusiast and alumnus, Steven Hager

Q&A with counterculture enthusiast and alumnus, Steven Hager

October 20, 2014

Steven Hager sat on a small, wooden bench in the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. His tall, thin frame leaned against the wall, legs crossed, hands escaping a finger-laced position only to gesture...

Andrew Stengele and crew members during the shooting of one of the 2014 Pens to Lens films, 

Pens to Lens film competition brings screenplays to life

By Earn Saenmuk July 14, 2014

A number of student screenwriters may soon see their vision on the silver screen as filmmakers, actors and artists in Central Illinois produce a number of films based on submissions to Pens to Lens, a...

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