Veronica Chang

Arts Editor


Kiss Kiss Fall (Virtually) in Love

For the 14th day of February, The Maroon gave to you: 14 movie recommendations and one editor’s rambling thoughts.


February 11, 2021


4:26 p.m.

Disney Singers No One Talked About Until A Spicy Love Triangle

The releases of “driver’s license,” “Lie Lie Lie,” and “Skin” reveal a public fascination with the personal lives of celebrities and the lengths to which PR and marketing will go to push certain narratives.


January 27, 2021


5:37 p.m.

I've Seen Movies Like "All My Life"

"All My Life" is a Thanksgiving movie: you cry a bit and think about love a bit while you watch, and then you move on and forget about it.


December 28, 2020

Lessons Learned, All My Life

In a conversation with The Maroon and other college papers, "All My Life" costars Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. discussed their recent film, lessons learned from COVID–19, and appreciating the little moments.


December 28, 2020

Checkmate, 2020: "The Queen’s Gambit" Means You Don’t Totally Suck

The genius of "The Queen’s Gambit" is its versatility. It tackles addiction without being an addiction drama, the drama of sport without being a sports drama, the emotions of a coming-of-age drama without falling prey to the clichés of the genre.


December 3, 2020

Chicago International Film Festival Part 3: The Long and the Short

In our 56th annual Chicago International Film Festival mini-series finale, Head Editor Veronica Chang previews three films, including the film equivalent of “lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to” and an un-subtitled examination of isolation.


November 2, 2020

"That’s Rough, Buddy": A Love Letter to "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

When the world needed him most, he vanished—fifteen years after it began airing, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" finally returns on Netflix U.S.


May 25, 2020

Immigrant Narrative Choked By Its Own Tigertail

As the story stumbled through moments that should have made me laugh or cry or even smile, I was unmoved—I couldn’t bring myself to care.


April 17, 2020

"Birds of Prey": Chaotic and Totally Unapologetic

"Birds of Prey" is a rollercoaster of action scenes, going from one beautifully choreographed fight to the next.


February 18, 2020

The Names to Know at Your Oscars Party This Year

Nine films compete for a tiny golden statue and the title of Best Picture.


January 21, 2020