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Lights! Camera! Action! Here Are Our Choices for the Best Films Out Right Now

The Integration of More Foreign Films

The Integration of More Foreign Films

Remi McKim, Journalist February 22, 2022

It’s official: the 2022 Oscar nominations are out.    All of the usual suspects are out: “Dune” for Best Picture, “West Side Story” for Best Picture, “Drive My Car” for Best Picture; “CODA” for Writing (Adapted Screenplay),...

Sing 2

“Sing 2”

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor January 24, 2022

If you loved the movie “Sing”, then the second one will have you absolutely blown away. It can be hard to beat a great first movie with a sequel, but I think “Sing 2” nailed it.    The movie is full of bright colors, eye-catching scenes...

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Foreign Films are Good, You Guys are Just Mean

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist January 24, 2022

"Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”  –Bong Joon Ho   When Parasite gained traction in 2019, a plethora of foreign films were brought to light. Westerners were...

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No Way Home: Review and What It Implies for the MCU

Remi McKim, Journalist January 14, 2022

BEWARE!! Spoilers for No Way Home Ahead!    Spider-Man has been proven to be a fan-favorite many years ago; holding eight live action movies, eighteen shows, and over 575 complete comics to the franchise’s name. No Way Home was especially...

Don’t Look Up: Movie Review

Don’t Look Up: Movie Review

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist January 14, 2022

Don’t Look Up’s lack of subtlety has garnered the attention of many critics. While it seems a little too on the nose, it is perhaps necessary since society is so intent on ignoring what’s right in front of it. After all, how do you convince someone...

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Encanto Movie Recap & Review

Isabella Montoya, Journalist January 7, 2022

On November 24th, 2021, the animated film Encanto graced theaters around the world, and reached home streaming on December 24th, 2021. Over winter break, The kids I babysit would not stop talking about how good the movie was. Finally, I decided to see...

What to Watch Next if You Liked Squid Game

What to Watch Next if You Liked Squid Game

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist November 15, 2021

With Squid Game’s recent popularity, western society is finally discovering the glory of k-dramas. In the words of Oscar-winner Bong Joon-ho, “Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing...

Shadow & Bone: Netflix’s Best New Fantasy

Shadow & Bone: Netflix’s Best New Fantasy

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist May 18, 2021

  Netflix's new fantasy adaptation, Shadow and Bone, is quickly taking over world ratings charts. Based off of the best-selling novels by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone is combined with Six of Crows, its companion series, to create a story that...

Enola Holmes: A Review

“Enola Holmes”: A Review

Devyn Marie, Editor October 28, 2020

She’s not your ward, and you bet she’s got her own idea of how she’s going to take on the world. Millie Bobbie Brown, star of the hit television show ‘Stranger Things’, plays Enola Holmes, the sister of Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective....

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma

Molly Bomar, Journalist October 26, 2020

A new and ironically trending documentary “The Social Dilemma” has recently debuted on Netflix; the show focuses on the ways social media companies have manipulated our minds to buy into the damaging, negative, and twisted ways of society.    Unlike...

Do you Remember a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving?

Do you Remember a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving?

Aden Schulze-Miller November 21, 2019

Usually we regard the annual Thanksgiving/fall season as a semi-cheerful time that’s begrudgingly spent with obnoxious family members while gorging on nutmeg spiced confections.   It’s the standard case, at least from my experiences; every...

Happy Death Day 2U Review

Happy Death Day 2U Review

Josh Heinz February 26, 2019

Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel of the box office hit Happy Death Day, is a comedic horror movie starring Jessica Rothe as the main character, Tree Gelbman. The movie mostly takes place on a typical college campus, but the settings shift throughout the...

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