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Netflix originals capture diverse audiences

Netflix originals capture diverse audiences

Katie Williams and Pranav Chilipagari

May 12, 2019

Over the last several years Netflix has become more than a streaming platform for the television industry. Recently, Netflix has begun to produce its own movies and shows as part of their brand. Dubbed “Netflix Originals,” these series tackle a wide range of topics and genres for all viewers from...

“Shazam!” zaps DC into a brighter future

“Shazam!” zaps DC into a brighter future

Siddharth Nandy

May 5, 2019

Following the critical and commercial failure of "Justice League" in 2017, Warner Bros. has attempted to move away from Zack Snyder’s dark vision for the DC Extended Universe, yet “Shazam!” acts as both a love letter to the DCEU of the past and a tonal step forward for the universe. The film is t...

Captain Marvel spurs new era of female representation

Captain Marvel spurs new era of female representation

Caroline Lobel, Sarah Kim, and Claire Zhang

April 29, 2019

“Captain Marvel,” the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, promotes female empowerment and gender equality by featuring the franchise’s first female lead while retaining the generic aspects of superhero movies. The film met every expectation of a Marvel movie. In fact, it grossed $455...

Glossier plays too much

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Photography Editor

April 20, 2019

Skincare and makeup brand Glossier launched their new line, Glossier Play, taking a more playful approach to makeup and encouraging consumers to explore the artistry and play with a range of colors and textures. The company took a multitude of steps in order to manifest the playful, childlike nature o...

“Us” catches America red-handed

“Us” catches America red-handed

Taylor Atienza, Megan Tsang, and Anika Garg

April 19, 2019

Jordan Peele’s newest movie “Us” is a wonderfully dark and disturbing mosaic of scares, symbolism and social commentary that marks his second venture into the horror genre a success. The highly-anticipated film follows the story of Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband Gabe (Winston...

“Nine Perfect Strangers” satisfies, but doesn’t stun

“Nine Perfect Strangers” satisfies, but doesn’t stun

Eva Shen, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2019

It might not be fair to compare Liane Moriarty’s latest novel to her past bestsellers, but “Nine Perfect Strangers” does not live up to expectations. Despite this, Moriarty manages to shape an enticing story and capture stirring ideas in her words. Moriarty typically shines when it comes to m...

Netflix’s third season of “One Day at a Time” raises the bar for the comedy-drama genre

Netflix’s third season of “One Day at a Time” raises the bar for the comedy-drama genre

Sneha Cheenath, Sports Editor

March 30, 2019

Though insightful, Netflix sitcom “One Day at a Time” sacrifices genuine conversations to make its political statements. The show is the reboot of a sitcom of the same name. The first “One Day at a Time” aired in the ’70s, and its plot lines are paralleled in the remake. Both center on a woma...

“Isn’t It” just another cliche rom-com?

“Isn’t It” just another cliche rom-com?

Teju Anand and Claire Zhang

March 26, 2019

Ever seen a rom-com inside a rom-com? Todd Strauss-Schulson’s movie “Isn’t It Romantic,” released on Feb. 13, satirizes the classical romantic comedy in a funny but forgettable plot. “Isn’t It Romantic” is a lighthearted comedy that pokes fun at clichés found in every romantic comedy....

“Leaving Neverland” exposes hidden testimony of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse

“Leaving Neverland” exposes hidden testimony of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse

Sasha Hassan, News Editor

March 20, 2019

The HBO two-part docuseries “Leaving Neverland” stunned audiences with a compelling portrait of Michael Jackson as a deliberate abuser, as told by two of his now-adult victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. At the time of the alleged abuse, Robson was 7 and Safechuck was 10. Grainy ho...

Lacy Johnson’s “The Reckonings” deals a real reckoning to all injustices

Lacy Johnson’s “The Reckonings” deals a real reckoning to all injustices

Eva Shen, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2019

In her latest memoir and book of essays, “The Reckonings,” Lacy Johnson grapples with justice, punishment and the gray space in between, serving up a timely platter of penetrating truths and uncomfortable realities. Early on, Johnson reveals her fragmented past, in a straightforward way: she...

“You” stalks Netflix and attracts widespread viewer attention

“You” stalks Netflix and attracts widespread viewer attention

Ritika Sabharwal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble’s recent television show “You” aired on Netflix Dec. 26, 2018, immediately gaining popularity despite its troubling and sinister plot. Although it is based upon a love story, one can’t ignore its creepy and disturbing scenes that depict stalking to an extreme level. ...

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