Kendrick Lamar Return Worth the Wait

by Matt Kauffman ‘23 On May 13, acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar released his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. This release came five years after his last album, 2017’s DAMN, which was certified triple platinum. Lamar’s discography has already been solidified as one of the best of 21st-century hip-hop, both from fans and critics alike, … Read More

Controversy Follows Novelist’s ‘Swift’ Rise

by Alexis Booker ‘23 The New York Times bestselling novel Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens has sold millions of copies since its publication in 2018. The fictional story depicts Kya, a reclusive girl living in North Carolina who chooses to surround herself with animals rather than people. Her life in isolation, however, is interrupted when she is accused … Read More

Men Creates an Aura of Muddled Commentary

by Liam Trump ‘24 Truly committing to the horror genre for the first time, Alex Garland’s Men is a metaphorical dip into a woman’s grief after suffering a terrible tragedy. Garland’s style is very evident throughout the entire film, with his dynamic lighting and camera work as well as his high concepts taking center stage. The previous movies he’s directed, … Read More

New Doctor Strange Film Succeeds Despite Flaws

by Jordan Costolo ‘25 Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness does not disappoint its audience, but it’s not something that transcends the common expectations for a Marvel film. The basic plot is that Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a powerful sorcerer and superhero, meets America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), a girl that can supposedly travel through the multiverse. What follows is … Read More

Heartstopper: a Showstopper

by Jena Le ‘23 Following its April 22 release date, Heartstopper has captivated audiences around the world, amassing over 23 million hours watched in its debut week. The success pushed Netflix to renew the show for two more seasons. The Netflix show, based on the graphic novel by Alice Oseman, follows Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson’s (Kit Connor) … Read More

Moon Knight Falls Flat

by Jordan Costolo ‘25 Since his debut in the Marvel comic Werewolf By Night in 1975, Moon Knight has been a distinct character because of his background in Egyptian mythology and his complex psychological problems. Unfortunately, a new series on Disney Plus has thoroughly mishandled this compelling character. The basic premise of Moon Knight is that Steven Grant (Oscar Issac), … Read More

“The Northman” Finds the Brutality in Vengeance

by Liam Trump ‘24 Set in 10th-century Iceland, a young boy named Amleth (Oscar Novak) watches his uncle Fjölnir (Claes Bang) murder his father (Ethan Hawke) right in front of him, taking the throne of their kingdom. He then witnesses Fjölnir capture his mother (Nicole Kidman) to marry. Making his escape, Amleth sets off across the sea, repeating the same … Read More

Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Returns to the Stage

by Avery Prudenti ‘22 Whether it be on Broadway or at Sherwood, shining lights, loud bands, impressive dance numbers, and melodious singers are what audiences anticipate seeing at musical performances. As the 50th year of Sherwood’s annual show, this rendition of Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival was one for the books. The cast list was lengthy, and the song choices were … Read More

“Attack on Titan” Season Four Comes Full Circle

by Peyton Blumenfeld ‘22 After almost a decade, anime’s “modern epic” is sadly coming to an end. “Attack on Titan,” or its original Japanese title “Shingeki No Kyojin,” is based on the manga of the same name. For years, the series’ creator, Haijme Isayama, has been mapping out every plot point; meticulously planning out how it will end from the … Read More

Plenty of Reason To Care about Rex Orange County

by Perri Williams ‘23 After a three year hiatus and lots of subtle hints on Twitter, Rex Orange County (Alex O’Connor) is back with his fourth album entitled “Who Cares?” The dorky indie star rose to stardom after his features on Tyler, The Creator’s “Flower Boy” album. Fans are reminded of the two artists’ friendship when Tyler is featured in … Read More