‘Dune: Part Two’ Adds Depth to Its World

by Liam Trump ‘24 It’s been more than two years since director Denis Villeneuve introduced audiences to his vision of the world of Arrakis in his 2021 film Dune, an adaptation of the first half of Frank Herbert’s highly acclaimed science fiction novel of the same name. Critics and audiences alike took quick notice of how abruptly the film ended, … Read More

‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Fails To Live Up to Predecessors

by Dasun Panapitiya ‘24 After a critically acclaimed trilogy, Kung Fu Panda fans were treated to the trailer of the fourth installment after eight years. With Director Mike Mitchell’s previous works including the disappointing fourth installments of Shrek and Trolls, there wasn’t necessarily much to expect from Kung Fu Panda 4. Still, the movie could have built on the set … Read More

What the Warrior Staff is…

Reading Gideon Falls: The Black Barn, created by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino, tells a story about a schizophrenic man who keeps getting visions about a black barn while simultaneously finding parts around the city to build said barn. His therapist tries to break him out of these delusions before she too starts seeing visions of the black … Read More

Rise in Short-Form Content Has Been Connected to Decline in Mental Health

by Declan Rooney ‘25 Short form content is a type of media that is brief, quick, and consumed rapidly. Over the past decade, there has been a tremendous rise of this type of media online, from early blog posts to TikTok, due to its huge popularity and profitability. However, concerns are growing about the potential consequences of the addictive nature … Read More

Message on Migration Falls Short

by Dasun Panapitiya ‘24 Well-known Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani released his 6th movie, Dunki, around the world on December 21. Known for movies such as 3 Idiots and PK, which both excel in blending comedic aspects and emotional depth into a well developed story, Hirani once again delivers. With a loveable cast, featuring the iconic and long-time actor Shah Rukh … Read More

Disappointing Finish to DCEU

by Dylan Sondike ‘24 When the DC universe was jump-started a little over 10 years ago with Man of Steel, there were high hopes for what adventures these DC superheroes would go on and how the films would stack up against the Marvel franchise. Films including Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League gave fans hope for what … Read More

‘Iron Claw’s’ Tragic Tale of Showmanship

by Liam Trump ’24 Director and screenwriter Sean Durkin’s The Iron Claw follows the true story of the legendary Von Erich family as they set their sights on the NWA (National Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight Championship. The Von Erichs were a inter-generational wrestling dynasty who suffered tragedy after tragedy, all under the leadership of the former NWA star, Fritz Von … Read More

Rock n’ Roll Revival Leaves Lasting Impact on Participants

by Jordan Costolo ‘25 and Audrey Farris ‘25 Rock n’ Roll Revival has been an annual tradition at Sherwood for the past 53 years, starting with the dream of a few students and the help of their teachers. Spanning over three generations it has grown into a pivotal part of the Ashton, Olney, and Sandy Spring community, while giving thousands … Read More

‘The Color Purple’ Is the Cumulation of a Growing Trend Towards Musicals

by George Awkard ‘25 Movies are one of the most well-received forms of entertainment in history, which makes them extremely easy to adapt. And since musicals already have a substantial and dedicated fan base, many of them have been turned into films. The Color Purple goes even further as it seamlessly has moved from paperback to the big screen, then … Read More

‘Wonka’ Remarkably Prequels a Classic Story Loved by Many

by Randy Wang ’24 Directed by Paul King, Wonka is a prequel to the events of the 1971 film prominent in the childhood of many people, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Mel Stuart, and/or the 2005 remake, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Tim Burton. King’s prequel makes successful connections to Stuart’s film, having similar Oompa … Read More