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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 decidedly more valuable, every college student has a relationship with Netflix. Lately, my online streami...

Feminism shines bright in ‘Girlhood’

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, played by Karidja Touré, who comes from a low-income home with two younger sisters, a workin...

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 the pleasure of explaining how everything pieced together very well to a fellow moviegoer who didn’...

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 the screen.  It was by far the most original film I have seen in a very long time — not solely for...

Pens to Lens film competition brings screenplays to life

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 screenwriting competition for students K-12. Participants had the opportunity to submit their screenplays unt...