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‘Freaky’: an homage to the teen slasher genre

December 1, 2020

“Happy Death Day” (2017) director, Christopher Langdon brings a fresh take on a beloved teen horror genre with his newest film, “Freaky.” Structurally presenting something that breaks conventional...

Bill Murray steals the show in Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks”

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray are the stars of Sofia Coppola's newest film,
November 12, 2020

Sofia Coppola’s newest film “On the Rocks” is a bittersweet father-daughter comedy set in the bustling city of New York. Coppola casts actors Bill Murray and Rashida Jones who play a loving father-daughter...

Ariana Grande is switching up positions, but it feels stale

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November 4, 2020

After the grieving process that was her 2019 album “thank u, next,” pop superstar Ariana Grande has returned with the much more thematically light “Positions.” Ariana Grande has been through...

Open Mike Eagle is in a slump, but his music isn’t

Open Mike Eagle finds ways to heal on
October 21, 2020

The indie rapper hailing from Chicago, Open Mike Eagle, has returned with “Anime, Trauma and Divorce,” further solidifying him as one of the most consistent hip-hop artists in recent years. As...

Netflix’s “Ratched” is not so wretched

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October 9, 2020

The new Netflix original series titled “Ratched” aims to tell the backstory of nurse Mildred Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (both the 1962 novel written by Ken Kesey and the...

The Neighbourhood’s new album introduces Chip Chrome, but we still don’t know who he is.

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October 2, 2020

The indie-pop superstars have returned with a concept album that doesn’t do much to conceptualize anything on “Chip Chrome and the Mono-Tones”. With a massive fanbase and a sizable discography,...

Charlie Kaufman delivers an eerie romance in “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

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September 9, 2020

The recent Netflix film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” directed by Charlie Kaufman is an adaptation of the book by Iain Reed and stars Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons.  The psychological...

‘The Half of It’ isn’t a typical teen movie

Still image from The Half of It, a Netflix original film
May 6, 2020

Over the years Netflix has built a reputation for producing teen romances and coming-of-age films — some that I love, and some that make me feel a little less than inspired, like Noah Centineo’s entire...

Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

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January 10, 2020

Philosophers, religious folks, scientists and every day Joe’s have tried to come up with the meaning for life. Is there one? Why are we here? Nobody knows. Even if they think they do, there is no...

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

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December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of...

‘Parasite’ is an introspective thriller

Left to right: Choi Woo-shik, Song Kang-ho, Jang Hye-jin and Park So-dam star as the impoverished Kim family in
December 2, 2019

“Parasite” is one of the most thrilling pieces of cinematic social commentary in years. Directed by Bong Joon-Ho, “Parasite” is a foreign film from South Korea where a symbiotic...

‘Daybreak’ an excellent appeal to Generation Z

November 26, 2019

Netflix's latest post-apocalyptic teen drama-comedy is a heart-warming roller coaster of subverted expectations and sincere parody. Beyond that, "Daybreak" Season 1, released on Oct. 24, is a great model...

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