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Levinson does it again with Netflix’s ‘Malcolm & Marie’

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // February 9, 2021

On Feb. 5 Netflix released its long-awaited drama “Malcolm & Marie.” Director Sam Levinson tells a story that focuses on the tension of a filmmaker and his girlfriend. The film stars John David...

Ben Wheately’s adaptation of ‘Rebecca’ falls short

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 19, 2020

Filmmaker Ben Wheately’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s tale of second-wife blues is hollow and in desperate need of assistance.   The film starts with a chance encounter between the...

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Netflix’s “Ratched” is not so wretched

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // 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 Netflix original that’s breaking the internet doesn’t have much to offer

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // September 15, 2020

“Cuties” (or its native French title, “Mignonnes”) is a film that does not quite live up to its infamous reputation as an exploitative coming-of-age flick, while at the same time does not do much...

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

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // 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...

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

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // 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...

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‘P.S. I Still Love You’ is the sequel that hits softly

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” the sequel to Netflix’s “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018), deepens Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky’s (Noah Centineo) relationship,...

Is nostalgia, price of Disney Plus worth it?

Danielle Kessler // December 13, 2019

It’s been almost a month since Disney launched their newest platform, Disney+, a streaming service similar to Netflix and Hulu but with all of the company’s owned content. As it’s been...

‘Daybreak’ an excellent appeal to Generation Z

Emily Neria // 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...

Eli (Charlie Shotwell) has a condition where he gets allergic conditions from the outdoors. Dr. Isabella Horn (Lili Taylor) claims she can cure him.

‘Eli’: great idea, flawed execution

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera // November 13, 2019

What could have been a great horror film in “Eli”, was regressed by poor writing and mundane performances. Directed by Ciarán Foy, “Eli” is about a boy named Eli (Charlie...

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‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is unnecessary but fine

Ricardo Tovar // October 24, 2019

It’s been seven years since the tale of the rise and fall of meth kingpin, Walter White had concluded. “Breaking Bad,” arguably the best television show that has ever been made, left...

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Big Mouth gets bisexuality all wrong – here’s why it matters

Kati Morris // October 15, 2019

In the wake of a recent controversy surrounding Netflix series "Big Mouth," co-creator Andrew Goldberg came out and apologized for an episode the show aired regarding bisexuality. Until now, the series...

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