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“The Willoughbys:” wonderfully distracting

By Victoria Wittenberg, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

The monotony of staying home all day every day is certainly upsetting, but in the midst of our binge eating and boredom, Netflix is here to keep us temporarily distracted. For an hour and thirty minutes, “The Willoughbys” allows you to immerse yourself in a world that is not this one. Especially for...

“Tigertail” sheds light upon the American dream

By Hayley Zalewski, Intern

May 7, 2020

“Tigertail” follows the life of a Taiwanese man, Pin-Jui, who goes through the hardships of moving to America to have a better life. His missed opportunities and failure to meet expectations reveal that America is nothing like he had dreamed it would be. With this movie being in Mandarin Chinese,...

Review: On the Basis of Sex

Review: On the Basis of Sex

By Sofia Ketels, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019

“On the Basis of Sex” opened in the way any movie about female empowerment might: a hopeful and determined young woman marching towards her future as her heels click against the pavement. That young woman was Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jo...

Bohemian Rhapsody: a biopic for the ages

Bohemian Rhapsody: a biopic for the ages

By Amelia Nowicki, Staff Reporter

November 23, 2018

How many more ‘Galileos’ could one possibly want? Filled with hilarious zingers, a timeless soundtrack and the tear-jerking reality of life, “Bohemian Rhapsody” brilliantly tells the story of the iconic rock group, ‘Queen’ and their frontman, Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). The first teas...

Love, Simon nails 2018 theme of representation

Love, Simon nails 2018 theme of representation

By Arzoo Chhaya, Page Editor

March 19, 2018

A major theme this year at the Oscars was representation in media, and the role of seeing people like yourself in film. “Love, Simon,” based on “Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda” by Becky Albertalli is the narrative winning hearts with every screening. This movie is the classic teen romance fairy...

Top 10 movies you shouldn’t miss coming out this year

Top 10 movies you shouldn’t miss coming out this year

By Sarah Shanley, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time (March 9) Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kailing and Reese Witherspoon, “A Wrinkle in Time” is based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle. It follows Meg Murry, her brother and her friend on a quest to find her scientist father.    The Incredibles ...

‘American Made’ engages viewers with dramatic history

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By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017

“American Made,” a movie inspired by true events, keeps viewers constantly engaged through fast-paced action and periodic, comedic breaks. Tom Hanks stars as Barry Seal, a commercial pilot who gets recruited by the CIA to take clandestine images of Central America during the Cold War. However, looking...

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

Table 19 brings together an underrated cast for an average movie.

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017

“Pitch Perfect”’s Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, in the romantic, comedic and dramatic film, “Table 19.” Eloise, the ex-maid of honor, struggles to decide whether or not to attend the wedding of her oldest friend after her brother, and best man, dumped her over text. She eventually decides...

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

'A Cure for Wellness' brings a cure for boredom

By Montana Paton, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2017

For those looking for a movie that keeps them on the edge of their seat, wondering how all of the seemingly random scenes connect, “A Cure for Wellness” is the perfect fit. The movie begins when newly-promoted Wall Street stockbroker Mr. Lockhart (Dane Dehaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss A...

Highly anticipated flick features strong acting, plot, but lacks exciting ending

Highly anticipated flick features strong acting, plot, but lacks exciting ending

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2017

Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities or personality states remain present and may alternately take control of an individual. These different identities may have different mental ages, mental states ...

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

'Rings' proves to be more investigative than horror

By Emma Brock, Editor

February 7, 2017

Following in the shadow of the successful horror flicks “The Ring,” and its sequel, expectations were set high for the newest addition, “Rings.” Viewers would think that recreating an old thriller in today's era would make it a lot more frightening to the modern day person. Unfortunately, that wasn’t...