“No Way Home” Lives Up To The Hype

by Joseph Oscilowski ‘22 Spider-Man: No Way Home was one of the most anticipated 2021 releases. The film follows Peter Parker, played by the well-loved Tom Holland, as he has to deal with the outcomes of Spider-Man: Far From Home and the consequences of interfering with the multiverse. Receiving a nearly perfect rating of 4.8 stars, No Way Home is … Read More

“My Body” Succeeds by Failing at Optimism

by Selene Ashewood ‘22 Emily Ratajkowski: social media starlet and actress who probably makes you insecure every time she posts. The supermodel has grown up a lot since the start of her career–but it wasn’t always by choice. Her new book, My Body, provides in-depth essays about the uncomfortable situations she was put in while admittedly commodifying it. The collection … Read More

Joel Coen Shows He Can Work Solo

by Liam Trump ’24 Working as a solo director for the first time since 2003, director Joel Coen proves he can manage without his frequent collaborator/brother Ethan Coen with The Tragedy of Macbeth. Tapping into the classic tale of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Coen spins together a beautifully presented tale full of betrayal and vengeance. Taking place in 11th century Scotland, … Read More

The Tricky Ethics Of Watching True Crime

by Nia Peake ‘23 True crime has become the new craving of the current generation of young people. The thrill of watching or listening to cold cases unfolding right at your fingertips–who wouldn’t be enthralled? But it seems that we forget the lost lives and the loved ones that still mourn that are the real stories behind the entertainment of … Read More

The Beauty of “Arcane” Is In Its Complexity

by Jena Le ‘23 The highly anticipated animated Netflix show, Arcane, inspired by the League of Legends video game, has set a record as Netflix’s best-rated original series so far. Arcane follows Vi and Jinx, two well known League of Legends champions.  It takes place in the cities of Piltover and Zaun. Vi and Jinx are from the poverty-stricken, oppressed … Read More

“Encanto” Is a Miracle of a Movie

by Joseph Oscilowski and Megan Ramirez Cuenca ’22 Encanto, a Disney Pixar-animated movie released in theaters in the United States. on November 24, explores a world where magical miracles are real. The movie follows the main character, Mirabel Madrigal, as she starts to doubt her role as a member of her family, trying to prove that she’s more than they … Read More

“House of Gucci” Stumbles on the Runway

by Kyla Sanchez ‘22 For all House of Gucci that covers in a 28 year timeline of generational power, wealth, iconic fashion, jealousy, murder, and more over the span of more than two hours, it ends up feeling like an empty film. What could’ve been a campy delight, a bone-chilling, realistic drama, or something entirely new ends up being a … Read More

Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” Gravitates Toward Mediocrity

by Peyton Blumenfeld ‘22 Okay, 3, 2, 1 … Let’s jam. Netflix has attempted to re-imagine one of the most influential anime of the past 20 years. Cowboy Bebop, the beloved space-western, neo-noir classic, has been adapted into a live-action series of the same name.  Set in the year 2071, Earth is almost inhabitable, so the whole solar system has … Read More

Adele Stuns the World With “30”

by Lauren Frank ‘23 Love, passion, self-forgiveness, and heartbreak are all revealed in a stunning and complex new album by English singer and songwriter Adele. Nearly six years ago, Adele released her renowned album 25. Now making her long-awaited return, Adele wows fans with 30, a lyrical and emotional masterpiece, opening up about the hardships in her recent years and … Read More

“Silk Sonic” Album Brings Back 70s Soul

by Perri Williams ‘23 Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak shocked fans with the announcement of their album An Evening with Silk Sonic in late February. The unexpected pop and R&B duo released its first song on the album March 3, and “Leave the Door Open” starts with an amazing instrumental intro that leads into the smooth, soul-filled vocal performance by … Read More