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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

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...

Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer, Zendaya, Maude Apatow and  Jacob Elordi (left to right) star in Season Two of the HBO hit TV show, Euphoria.

Did the second season of “Euphoria” lose some of its charm—and is that a good thing?

Kate Gordon, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

The first season of “Euphoria” quickly became a social media sensation. The show’s graphic depictions of sex and drug use, glittery purple lighting and star actress Zendaya made headlines and created...

The bright side of love

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

​The middle of February is rapidly approaching, and with it come the swirling emotions of desire, romance and rejection. This is all because of the onset of Valentine’s Day, the perfect day to admit...

Andrew Garfield (pictured above) shows the struggles of turning 30 in the ’90s as playwright Jonathan Larson in Netflixs “tick, tick… BOOM!”

“tick, tick… BOOM!” has Jonathan Larson’s life leap onto the screen

Scout Carter, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

Jonathan Larson isn’t a name that a lot of people have heard of. Unless they’re a major theater nerd or have fallen in love with the radical rock revolution that is “RENT,” a reference to Larson...

Andrew Garfield has amassed a huge fanbase with his captivating roles in films such as The Social Network (pictured above), The Amazing Spider-Man and tick, tick... BOOM!

If you want more of Andrew Garfield, here’s what to watch next

Kate Gordon, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

After stealing the show in a certain Marvel movie this past December, the world (or at least the portion of it that lives online) cannot get enough of Andrew Garfield. The 38-year-old, British-American...

Rob Morgan, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence (clockwise from left) are part of the star-studded cast of Dont Look Up, Netflixs newest hit

“Don’t Look Up” is setting records, but does it live up to the hype?

Christie Lanfear, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

Released just over a month ago, "Don't Look Up" has since broken the Netflix record for the most viewing hours in a single week and has become the company’s third most-watched film. In other words, this...

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