New Black Panther Film Sets Marvel Back in the Right Direction

by Devin Kosiorowski ‘24 In 2018, Marvel released Black Panther which introduced a new superhero played by the late actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman portrays the character T’Challa, known as the Black Panther, who rules over the technologically and militarily advanced nation of Wakanda. The film was a hit with audiences and received stellar reviews from critics.  Two years after that … Read More

Lady Detective Returns in Enola Holmes 2

by Anna Haas ‘23 Two years after the first installment was released, Enola Holmes 2 hit viewers’ screens on November 4. A Netflix original series, the first movie followed young Enola, played by Millie Bobby Brown, as she investigated the disappearance of her mother, Eudoria, played by Helena Bonham Carter. Along the way, Enola makes the acquaintance of young Lord … Read More

Taylor Swift’s New Album Depicts Journey through Terrors and Sweet Dreams

by Lauren Frank ‘23 On October 21, Taylor Swift crashed Spotify with the release of her 10th studio album Midnights. If one new album wasn’t already surprising enough, Swift announced the release of seven more songs, Midnights (3am edition), after she released the original tracklist. Within hours, Swift’s album became the most streamed album on Spotify in one day, reaching … Read More

Colleen Hoover Does It Again

by Maggie Reese ‘24 As TikTok has become increasingly influential, the #booktok subculture emerged in recent years. Colleen Hoover became a TikTok sensation with more than one billion tags that laid the path for her to become a #1 New York Times bestseller with a Goodreads award-winning book with over a million reviews. As Hoover’s 2016 book It Ends with … Read More

Chainsaw Man Starts Off Strong

by Genevieve Mayle ‘23 After its opening episodes, Chainsaw Man has set the stage to become one of the most watchable dark fantasy anime of the season. MAPPA, a renowned Japanese animation studio famous for animating Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan: The Final Season, has decided to take on recreating this famed manga, which had won the Harvey Award … Read More

A Romance Veiled in Mystery

by Liam Trump ‘24 On a South Korean mountaintop, two detectives are scaling its side, intent on surveying the scene of a new presumed murder. Reaching the summit and nearly out of breath, Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) and his partner Soo-wan (Go Kyung-pyo) make it upon the crime scene. The camera cuts to a wide shot as the detectives stand atop … Read More

Black Adam Collapses under the Weight of Its Own Expectations

by Connor Pugh ‘24 The 2008 release of Iron Man marked the beginning of what would become 14 long years of near complete domination of the film industry by superhero films, and shows little sign of stopping anytime soon. Warner Bros. arrived late to the superhero film scene, releasing the first film in the DCEU (DC Extended Universe), Man of … Read More

Legally Blonde Tackled by Theater Program

by Aidan Therrien ‘23 This year, Sherwood’s theater program is taking on a challenge as Director Elizabeth Kominski and the cast will be presenting Legally Blonde, a 2001 film that was turned into a Broadway musical. Containing complicated choreography, large sets, difficult music for the pit, and some of the most daunting vocal parts on Broadway, Legally Blonde is a … Read More

Pearl Elevates X in an Unexpected Way

by Dasun Panapitiya ‘24 Ti West effectively cultivates the character of Pearl (Mia Goth) from her original appearance in the film, X. The prequel movie, Pearl, follows the titular character about 70 years before her most recent murderous rampage in the same barn home from X. She attempts to find independence from those holding her captive, like her strict mother … Read More

Your Favorite Indie Artists Prove All Things Go

by Audrey Farris ‘25 On October 1, thousands of people spent their days in rain ponchos enjoying live performances from artists like Mitski and Lorde at ‘All Things Go Music Festival’ held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Despite the light showers continuing late into the night, All Things Go was the biggest it had ever been, selling out … Read More