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‘Eli’: great idea, flawed execution

‘Eli’: great idea, flawed execution

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera

November 12, 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 Shotwell) who suffers from a rare disease that causes him to have severe allergic reactions to the outdoors. To...

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

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

Ricardo Tovar

October 23, 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 us with a satisfying ending. The last episode tied together all possible loose ends and left the oth...

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

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 had garnered a positive reputation for its honest portrayal of topics regarding sex and teenage a...

‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ is a refreshing and hilarious comedy

‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ is a refreshing and hilarious comedy

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera

October 14, 2019

“Between Two Ferns: The Movie” is a hilarious film that reflects Zach Galifianakis’ exceptional comedic style. “Between Two Ferns: The Movie” is a fictious spin-off of Galifianakis’ web series of the same name, where Galifianakis, host of a public access talk show...

A tall girl’s criticism of Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’

A tall girl’s criticism of Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’

Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2019

Let’s set the scene for Netflix’s new original film, “Tall Girl”:Jodi (Ava Michelle) is a white, cisgender, straight, thin, able-bodied, middle-class, blond-haired, blue-eyed woman - Oh, and she happens to be 6’1” and her life is hard.“You think your life is hard...

‘Roma’ delivers stunning performance, cinematography

‘Roma’ delivers stunning performance, cinematography

Angel Ortega

January 21, 2019

“Roma” is one of the most emotionally intense films of the year with its minimalistic artistic style and strong female lead.“Roma," directed by Alfonso Cuarón, centers around the life of a middle-class family’s maid, Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) who live in the Colonia Roma neig...

‘F is for Family’ is good, unclean fun

‘F is for Family’ is good, unclean fun

Ulises Duenas

December 9, 2018

At this point, raunchy tv comedies are a dime a dozen. Finding one that actually makes good use of its mature rating is difficult. "F is for Family" not only has clever jokes that hit most of their marks, but it also shows that character growth is possible without losing the core focus of a show.This show follow...

‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

Ulises Duenas

November 8, 2018

"Castlevania" is not only the best thing Netflix has pumped out this year, but it's also the most pleasant surprise of the year. The first season of the show was good, but because it was only four episodes it was hard to tell if the follow-up would top it. It did, in a magnificent way.The highlight of...

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is now darker with more Satan

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is now darker with more Satan

Alex Coba

November 1, 2018

In the vein of the show "Riverdale" comes Netflix's "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." Based on the Archie comic books, by the same name, the show tells the story of Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch who is on the cusp of her 16th birthday and her dark baptism. She is faced with the choice of leaving he...

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ has a good foundation, but shaky execution

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ has a good foundation, but shaky execution

Ulises Duenas

October 31, 2018

"The Haunting of Hill House" is a frustrating show, not because it's bad from front to back, but because it's so inconsistent. An interesting story about a family handling years of grief is held back by bad pacing and uneven performances.This show can be defined by its constant rise and falls. The first...

‘Maniac’ a weird ride that takes too long

‘Maniac’ a weird ride that takes too long

Ulises Duenas

September 24, 2018

"Maniac" is a new show from Netflix that would have been better off as a two and a half hour movie. It has an interesting structure and setting, but lacks good pacing and relies too much on the mystery of its story.Owen (Jonah Hill) and Annie (Emma Stone) are two voluntary test subjects in a pharmaceutic...

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018

Balancing comedy and drama is a difficult thing to do. More shows have been attempting to find the right mix between the two in recent years. None do it as well as "Bojack Horseman". This fifth season isn't the show's best, but it's got plenty of what makes this show good.On the surface, this show is a satire about the culture of show bu...

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