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Martinez: Oscars continue to miss the mark

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“Get Out” was almost never made. That’s what Jordan Peele said during his acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay during the Oscars on Sunday. He said he almost stopped writing 20 times because it was such a har...

Martinez: ‘Black Panther’ signifies new era in representation

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 18, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

February 15, 2018. I’ve had that date in my calendar ever since 2016, when I first saw Black Panther’s small role in “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters with a friend. Each passing month felt like it was just br...

Reed: Studios have themselves to blame for box office failures

Chase Reed, Columnist

October 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My memories of home are inextricably tied to going out to the movies. Whenever my family would make the trek to my grandmother’s house — to stay over, celebrate or reunite with family — we’d drive by a wide, open field...

Film director Garry Marshall returns to Northwestern for ‘Mother’s Day’ screening

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

May 11, 2016

Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Director Garry Marshall (Medill ‘56) said Tuesday that, despite criticisms of the film genre, romantic comedies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. “They always say it's over, there's no more sitcoms, there's no more rom-coms, bu...

Burg: Women increasingly depicted better in TV than film

Madeline Burg, Columnist

September 30, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With Emma Watson taking a stand in front of the United Nations to promote her HeForShe campaign, Beyonce silhouetted in front of a giant flashing “FEMINIST” at the VMAs and Alison Bechdel, creator of the eponymous test f...

Evanston Ecology Center hosts annual film festival

Alice Yin, Reporter

February 4, 2014

Filed under City, Local

On Friday, visitors to the Evanston Ecology Center’s opening night of the third annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be able to see the rivers and jungles of the earth through the lenses of some of the world’s best...

“Les Mis” From a Theater Perspective: Screen adaptation lacks musical’s spark

Avi Small, Columnist

January 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, The Current, Theater

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since Christmas, you’ve probably heard there’s a film version of "Les Miserables," the epic musical theater production. In fact, you’ve probably heard a few bars of “Do You Hear...