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Camila Mendes Drea (left) and Maya Hawkes Eleanor (right) stumble upon more than one dark secret over the course of Netflixs new teen comedy Do Revenge.

“Do Revenge” is a dark love letter to its own genre

Sophia Popkin and Karuna Lakhiani, Social Media Editor and Opinion Editor September 23, 2022

Netflix recently released “Do Revenge,” a dark teen comedy that follows two teenage protagonists, Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke) as they team up and plot to “do each other’s revenge.”...

Harry Styles (left) and Florence Pugh (right) play Jack and Alice Chambers, a husband and wife living in a 1950s utopian experimental community thats hiding a dark secret.

Should We Be Worried, Darling?

Sophia Popkin, Social Media Editor September 16, 2022

If you’ve been on Twitter at all within the past week, you’re likely to have seen some sort of meme related to the drama surrounding the cast of director Olivia Wilde’s new film, “Don’t Worry...

The series finale of Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad, was released on Aug. 15, providing fans of the 15-year saga the conclusion that theyve been waiting for.

Saul-utations: Vince Gilligan Signals the End of an Era

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

On Aug. 15, fans of the hit television series “Breaking Bad” immersed themselves in the harrowingly realistic and deeply poignant universe that Vince Gilligan constructed nearly 15 years ago for one...

Combining the order of a restaurant kitchen and the chaos of human relationships, FXs The Bear follows chef Carmy Berzatto as he returns to his family restaurant after the tragic death of his brother.

FX’s “The Bear” dishes out the heat and drama of restaurant life

Alan Kronenberg, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

In the volatile, fast-paced world of a chef, even chaos needs to be orderly. Whether you’re broiling a beef shoulder, sautéing a medley of vegetables or emulsifying a variety of sauces, every move you...

A medley of comedy, sci-fi and family drama, Everything Everywhere All at Once leads its own legacy as a movie about a vast multiverse.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” did not live up to its potential

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor September 9, 2022

The Case Western Reserve University Film Society showings at Strosacker Auditorium have become a time-honored tradition for CWRU students interested in a more relaxed Friday or Saturday night. In the spirit...

Turning Red is Disney-Pixars latest release, and the beautifully crafted sountrack makes this coming-of-age movie shine.

The soundtrack to “Turning Red” is just as good as the movie

Alan Kronenberg, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, I finally sat down to watch Disney-Pixar’s newest movie "Turning Red." With all the hype surrounding it and my enjoyment of Disney’s recent “Encanto,” my expectations going...

The second season of Bridgerton receives mixed opinions, and main characters Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma (pictured) are at the center of the turmoil.

“Bridgerton” Season 2 splits critics

Kate Gordon, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

“Bridgerton” is back and popular as ever, but it’s not clear whether the second season is a “diamond of the first water” or a glass of champagne gone flat. While the first season was full of...

Neon Genesis Evangelion, while not for the faint of heart, is certainly worth a watch through.

Check out “Neon Genesis Evangelion” for its complex psychological themes

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Over winter break, I took the time to watch my first anime: “Neon Genesis Evangelion.” Perhaps this wasn’t the best choice for a beginner, since it left me feeling as if nothing else could ever top...

Robert Pattinson (pictured) is just the latest to play Batman, but his portrayal of the character stands out due to the film heavily delving into the pulp magazine and noir source material.

“The Batman” returns the character to his detective roots

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor March 18, 2022

Batman is perhaps the most versatile character in all of popular fiction. Over the course of the character’s 83-year career, Batman has traversed genres like no other. Starring in comic book adventures...

The Alex Theater, located in downtown Cleveland, will be showcasing 150 short films in the annual Short. Sweet. Film Festival from Feb. 23-27

The Short. Sweet. Film Fest. is back

Christie Lanfear, Life Editor February 25, 2022

Short films are an art form that is often overlooked in today’s society. Whether we entertain ourselves with an unengaging Netflix show or go to an overcrowded movie theater, we often take for granted...

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