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New documentary shows realistic view of Bundy

New documentary shows realistic view of Bundy

Kaitlyn Hammond

June 20, 2019

Wicked, evil, vile. Among many others, these words can easily be used to describe serial killer Ted Bundy. But with the recent release of Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” I was afraid I would hear him described as “handsome,” “intelligent” or even worse, “charming.” ...

“The Favorite” brings different perspective, gains mixed reviews

“The Favorite” brings different perspective, gains mixed reviews

Vaughn Battista

January 25, 2019

Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, “The Favourite”, is a step in a bold new direction for the prolific director. After creating two indie hits, this is a change of pace for him, containing a star-studded cast and a newfound focus on the true story of Queen Anne. The risk ultimately paid off, as th...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” tells same story of romance, gains mixed reviews

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” tells same story of romance, gains mixed reviews

Jordan Durkin

November 21, 2018

Recently, Netflix movies have been taking the internet by storm. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is no exception. The popular streaming site released the movie, based on a novel by Jenny Han, on Aug. 17 and viewers immediately began buzzing about its characters and storyline. Han released the ...

‘A Star is Born’ stays true to original despite updates

‘A Star is Born’ stays true to original despite updates

Samantha Skolnick

November 21, 2018

A drunken rockstar meets a small town girl with big dreams and music brings them together. You could summarize “A Star is Born” in this one sentence, but it is so much more than that. Sometimes, a remake does not meet the standard of the original. The characters are different, the setting ha...

“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

Lauren DeFelice

September 14, 2018

I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the 2000s. But when I told my mom I was watching “Queer Eye,” her eyebrows rose. “Oh, you mean ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’?” she asked. I didn’t know the Netflix show was a reboot. So, I researched and learned how Netflix improved the formula. ...

“Love, Simon” a love letter to closeted teens

“Love, Simon” a love letter to closeted teens

Andrew Wang

May 4, 2018

One of the best things about Love, Simon for me was the feeling that lingered after the 110 minute run time. Directed by Greg Berlanti and written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, Love, Simon feels fresh and exciting, especially in the creative ways that it subverts the classic -and sometimes ti...

New series has more than meets the eye

New series has more than meets the eye

Veronica Yaron

March 2, 2018

Netflix underwent a series of changes since its founding in 1997, evolving from an online Blockbuster to an on-demand streaming service. Yet, its biggest revolution was the introduction of its  Netflix Originals in 2013, and since then the site has distributed over 500 self-commissioned hits – and ...

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

Veronica Yaron

October 13, 2017

The first thing many people learn about me is that I love Halloween; all of October is dedicated to making a homemade costume, decorating, and watching horror films. The latter is actually more of a year-round hobby, but during October nothing beats curling up with a good slasher and some warm apple cid...

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

April 19, 2017

Dreamers. Goldfish. Garden gnomes. Elton John. Paris, France. The unifying factor that links all of these seemingly unrelated aspects into a single Broadway musical is one woman: Phillipa Soo. Broadway’s newest musical “Amélie” stars Soo in a decidedly different role, playing the quirky titula...

“Newsies” establishes a new precedent for movie musicals

“Newsies” establishes a new precedent for movie musicals

Alexandra Weitzman

April 19, 2017

Playing for a limited time only, Disney’s “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” premiered on the big screen for four days. Although the show was initially set to show only on Feb. 16, 18 and 22, an extra day was added on Mar. 4, totaling box office sales to $3.47 million, according to Playbill.com. Unlik...

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

Jack Hester

April 16, 2017

One of the worst and most unthinkable thoughts is to imagine a life without your existence. Would people notice if you just vanished? Is it even worth continuing to go on? Many have tried conveying these thoughts into PSA’s, short films or other types of media, but rarely in a musical. “Dear Evan ...

“Get Out” does not disappoint

“Get Out” does not disappoint

Veronica Yaron

April 13, 2017

Driving to the theater with the only friend who would see a film with me at 5:45 on a Tuesday night, I wondered if the 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes was worth me failing a test. Spoiler: it was. Jordan Peele, one half of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” made his first directorial deb...

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