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At the movies… at home

Movie-watching has looked a lot like this the past few months

By Kylie Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2020

I was bored one Saturday afternoon, so I decided to search for movies currently showing in my area.   I was not completely up-to-date on all things Corona, so I wasn't even sure if theaters were open yet. It had been so long since I had gone to the theater that the previews which had advertised...

Eight Beautiful Coming of Age Movies that Correctly Portray Adolescence

Spirited Away is a great coming of age movie.

By Gwen Nowlan, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Spirited Away Spirited Away is a masterpiece, as are most of Miyazaki's movies. Miyazaki often focuses on a young woman's potential to be independent and strong. Spirited Away is a beautiful rendition of this theme. Chihiro, a young girl, must navigate the spirit world in order to save her parents. In the ...

Is a subscription to Disney+ worth it?

Disney+ offers a wide range of selections to choose from, making it a top competitor among other streaming services.

By Lindsey Hollandsworth, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

In this digital age, there are many ways to receive your daily dose of entertainment. Netflix is reliable, YouTube is available instantly, and Spotify is always playing through at least one earbud. But how will another streaming service fit into your schedule? I am here to give you all the information...

Birds Of Prey Review: How Fly Is It?  

Birds of Prey movie poster

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

It’s amazing how far Harley Quinn has come, hasn’t it? Harley Quinn, first originating in the 1990’s TV show “Batman: The Animated Series” (possibly my favorite television series of all time), initially intent as a walk-on roll, has become one of the most popular characters in all of DC....

Hollywood’s lack of representation

Parasite wins ‘Best Picture’ at the 92nd Academy Awards.

By Ella Murray, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Hollywood has been no stranger to controversy. Whether it’s the lack of representation, or the refusal to hire or cast certain people, there has always been a population of frustrated individuals. As awards season has just come to a close, it has become more clear than ever that Hollywood has not ...

P.S. I Still Love You – A Review by Two Lonely Singles

Peter and Lara Jean releasing a lantern as a symbol of their love on their first official date as a couple.

By Lindsey Hollandsworth and Juan Aragon

February 24, 2020

Yet another romantic comedy was released on Netflix, and we are here for it! “To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” came out on Netflix on Feb. 12, the second movie adaptation of the book series written by Jenny Han. Both of us anticipated this movie since the beginning of the movie phenomenon when ...

War through the eyes of a child: A Review of “Jojo Rabbit”

Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) run through a forest.

By Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

February 4, 2020

Jojo Rabbit is not about war, not about Nazis, not about the most demented and horrifying period in modern history. It’s just about a boy trying to fit into the group, and slowly realizing what his group truly stands for.  This 2019 comedy-drama, directed and produced by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) centers ar...

1917: Is It Worth Ten Oscars?

The year 1917 may be long gone, but I get the feeling that this film will be sticking around for a long time.

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

January is not a great time for movies, but if you dig through the mediocre horror films and unimaginative kids films, you might find and Oscar contender after digging through all that horse manure. One such film this year is “1917”, a WWI film directed by Sam Mendes, the man behind the 1999 Best P...

“Joker” Review: Why So Serious?

The Joker movie is in theaters now.

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

The Joker is one of the most popular supervillains in media, if not characters in general. Batman’s arch nemesis and most iconic foe, he’s appeared in several films with the Dark Knight, and now one without him. The film has been met with both praise and scorn from critics and audiences and is al...

Say hello to “The Farewell”

The Farewell stars Awkwafina and Lulu Wang.

By Kylie Schwartz, Features Editor

September 25, 2019

I never much liked foreign films. The majority of small innuendos, the little details that truly make up a movie, I would end up missing. When the lights came up and the credits gave way to a massive gray canvas, I would have to leave all my lingering questions behind and simply rejoin the culture a...