About 15 minutes into Paul Weitz's fine new film "Admission," Princeton admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is put through the wringer by a group of exceptionally smart high schoolers who question the need for higher education and wonder why the esteemed institution she works for remains behind the times in its stance on certain social issues.
CHAMPAIGN — The Illini Independent Film Festival is accepting submissions through March 30. While the festival focuses on local students' work, any filmmaker may submit an entry.
My obsession with film began at an early age, and I got my hands on every book I could find on the subject at the local library.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois Public Media's March Community Cinema event Tuesday evening will explore the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and other comic superheroines with the screening of "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines."
My recent battery column elicited a few sparks, but I cannot confirm the veracity of the two emails I received concerning exploding lithium batteries. These emails won't be printed until I can be sure of their honesty and objectivity.
Is Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" a foolhardy endeavor to cash in on one of the most beloved films of all time or an honorable addition to the folklore of this classic slice of Americana?