Film & TV

Sony Pictures’ “Venom,” released Oct. 5, offers an interesting take on the iconic Spider-Man villain but falls into the trap of becoming a generic action film. “Venom” follows the story of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), …

The B-Side

The B-Side features collaborations between The Phoenix and WLUW 88.7. Shortly after arriving at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, WLUW programming director Paul Quinn and promotions director Kaylie Plauche kicked off Pygmalion, an annual indie rock …

Film & TV

Few films capture the visceral effects addiction has on the body, mind and spirit better than Felix Van Groeningen’s (“Belgica,” “The Broken Circle Breakdown”) latest release, “Beautiful Boy,” starring Oscar-nominated actors Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher,” “The …

Film & TV

“A Star is Born,” a newly released film starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and Dolby Cinema — Dolby’s most advanced digital media experience employing surround sound and 4k lasers — fully immerses audiences into …

Music

Denzel Curry returned to Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St.) with support from opener Kid Trunks Oct. 4 to a rowdy crowd at a sold-out show. Kid Trunks, a Broward County, Florida native opened the …

Arts & Entertainment

Loyola’s all-women a capella group, The Silhouettes, marked the release of their third album, “Sils and the City” with a party and performance at Ireland’s Pub 10 (6511 N. Sheridan Rd.) Oct. 12. “Sils and …

Film & TV

Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale,” released Oct. 12,  is the latest film in a routinely hit-or-miss genre, sure to give every mystery-loving, suspense-seeking moviegoer exactly what they’re looking for. The roads of …

Arts & Entertainment

Rags to riches — most have heard the saying and wished they were the lucky person whose life in poverty transforms to one of wealth and newfound happiness. But this story isn’t just seen in …