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Midsommar succeeds in unsettling audiences

Aura Rossy, Copy Editor

August 23, 2019

With horror enthusiasts on the edge of their seats in anticipation, director Ari Aster satiates fans of his popular feature film debut “Hereditary.” His new film, “Midsommar,” follows a group of students who venture to Sweden to experience a ritualistic midsummer festival that occurs every 90 y...

Game of Thrones continues feminist tone

Game of Thrones continues feminist tone

David Chang, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

Heading into finals week, the change in the weather is much appreciated by all. Campus can also get excited about the only instance in which we don’t mind that winter is coming. “Game of Thrones” is back with its second episode of the final season, and this time, something else is coming with i...

Winter is here

Winter is here

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

When “Game of Thrones” first aired on April 17, 2011 it was groundbreaking in several capacities. The immense production, from its enormous cast size to its globe-spanning filming sites, instantly set “Game of Thrones” apart from the rest of television and the show became more than just another...

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Leading up to its release, there was much anticipation and scrutiny of “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-led superhero film in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The commotion was fueled by Brie Larson’s commentary up until the release of the film regarding male critics, which r...

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Following the release of his film “Get Out” in 2017, Jordan Peele quickly established himself as an effective and highly proficient filmmaker in the realm of combining social commentary, horror, thriller elements and some underlying comedic aspects still simmering from his “Key & Peele” ...

CBS All Access and the changing TV landscape

Henry Bendon

April 5, 2019

Just recently, CBS launched a reboot of the early sci-fi classic “Twilight Zone.” The network invested a lot of time and money into the show. Jordan Peele hosts the show, and the actors scattered across the first four episodes include heavyweights such as Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiana, and althou...

Are we living in the golden era of comic book adaptations?

Are we living in the golden era of comic book adaptations?

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

While recent changes to the Disney-Netflix relationship have caused the cancellation of shows “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage,” the imminent arrival of a Disney-owned streaming service promises a replacement lineup in the near future. Meanwhile, films like “Captain Marvel” are doing exceedingly...

Netflix show explores stalking, relationships

Netflix show explores stalking, relationships

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 29, 2019

It’s been four months since the last episode of “You” premiered on Netflix, and I finally finished it. Although I’m a little behind, and thus had multiple friends spoil the ending, I thoroughly enjoyed the show and would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t watched it yet. “You” stars a gr...

The hogwash over Peppa Pig

The hogwash over Peppa Pig

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

March 22, 2019

When “Peppa Pig” was released in China, it quickly became a hit with children. Surprisingly, it also became a hit with teenagers, who began to use the British cartoon to subvert mainstream values. How did a pig-ture perfect children’s TV show become such a controversial subject in China? ...

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