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An “Elite” high school mystery show

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

February 1, 2019

Netflix released “Elite” on Oct. 5. The show follows three working class friends, Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Nadia (Mina El Hammani) and Christian (Miguel Herran), who are given scholarships to attend Las Encinas, after a mysterious accident that destroyed their old school. The school, Las Encinas, is ...

Unfortunately ending

Yvonne Pan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 1, 2019

No one was more excited than I was when the third season of the Netflix adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” came out on Jan. 1 this year. Anyone who knows me knows “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket, pen name of Daniel Handler, is my favorite book series. I devoure...

Phillip Wang discusses “Yappie” after CWRU showing of limited series

Phillip Wang discusses “Yappie” after CWRU showing of limited series

Yvonne Pan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 1, 2019

“You know if you meet an Asian guy, there’s a one in 13 chance his name is Andrew. There’s a one in five chance he’s an engineer.” This quote is one of the first things you’ll hear when you watch “Yappie” and is a good example of what’s to come. “Yappie” follows the life o...

Don’t hug me, I’m Trump

Excerpt from Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared Trailer

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

January 25, 2019

Your favorite surreal horror comedy series is back for a second season. On Sep. 13, Blink Industries released a 30-second trailer for the new season of “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared,” titled “Wakey Wakey.” The psychedelic horror-comedy series first gained popularity in 2011 through its sh...

The subversive, effective conclusion to the Glass trilogy

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Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019

Nineteen years ago, M. Night Shyamalan directed a radical film known as “Unbreakable,” a film that looked to be a conventional mystery and psychological thriller but was in fact a slow-burning and grounded take on the superhero genre. The film revolves around a security guard, David Dunn (Bruce Wi...

Film Society prepares for 44th marathon

Members of the Film Society selling tickets in the Tinkham Veale University Center earlier this week.

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019

The first week of spring semester, also known as “syllabus week”, is full of exciting activities from sorority and fraternity recruitment to new classes. Another beginning of spring semester staple is the CWRU Film Society’s annual science fiction marathon, which will begin at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18...

“On the Basis of Sex” portrays Supreme Court justice’s early career

“On the Basis of Sex” portrays Supreme Court justice’s early career

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

January 18, 2019

“On the Basis of Sex” is a biographical film that follows the early career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film, directed by Mimi Leder, features Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Armie Hammer as Ginsburg’s husband, Martin D. Ginsburg and Kathy Bates as civil rights attorney ...

Discovery warps into season two

Season two of Stark Trek Discovery premiered on Jan. 17.

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019

This week, Star Trek returns to the silver screen as its newest starship, the U.S.S. Discovery, returns for season two of the logically named “Star Trek: Discovery.” The Discovery, co-opted from its purpose as a scientific vessel to fight the a war waged between the United Federation of Planets an...

Latest J.K. Rowling movie entertaining but cluttered

Latest J.K. Rowling movie entertaining but cluttered

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

After establishing a new set of characters within the fictional world of Harry Potter in 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Warner Bros. returned to the universe earlier this month with “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Like its predecessor, “The Crimes of Grindelwald”...

“Dirty John” presents disturbing, but poorly acted thrills

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 30, 2018

Normally, I’m not a fan of true crime. I have this weird anxiety that if I learn about horrific events that actually happened in real life that they will somehow become real and happen to me. “Dirty John” is an exception. Last weekend, my mother—the same woman who got me hooked on “The Real H...

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