“Riverdale” Continues to Fail Itself

by Andrew Papalia ’24 When Riverdale debuted its first season in early 2017, it was renowned among viewers of all ages for being a dark murder mystery and having a vast selection of characters with complex backgrounds and personal stories. Although the initial start of the show was well received, user reviews of the seasons since then have greatly declined … Read More

Barnett’s New Album Off the Beat

by Audrey Farris ‘25 Courtney Barnett is back with her first album since 2018, Things Take Time, Take Time, released on November 12 right before she embarks on an American concert tour. The new album had a predominantly mellow tone which is reminiscent of her first album, and all of the songs are filled with twinkly guitar, groovy bass lines, … Read More

“Money Heist” Steals the Attention Of Millions Worldwide

By Alex Braun ‘23 In the wake of Squid Game, the Korean show that has amassed more than  140 million views on Netflix, many people’s eyes have been opened to the world of international tv shows and movies. One of my personal favorites is the Spanish show La Casa De Papel, or its English title, Money Heist. The show has … Read More

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Fails To Live Up to the Original

by Liam Trump ‘24 After the disaster that was 2016’s Ghostbusters, Jason Reitman, the son of the original film’s director, is ready to bring the franchise back to its roots. Taking place 37 years after the events of Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters: Afterlife follows Trevor (played by Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (played by Mckenna Grace) as they move into their recently … Read More

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” Enhances Swift’s Original Hit Album

by Reade Fenner ‘22 Due to issues with the ownership of her first six studio albums, American musician Taylor Swift announced in November of 2020 that she planned to re-record these albums, labeling them Taylor’s Version. Following the re-recording of her second studio album, Fearless, Swift has now recreated her fourth album, Red. Released on November 12, Red (Taylor’s Version) … Read More

‘The Little Mermaid’ Marks Strong Return to the Ertzman

by Tori Newby ‘22 Celebrating the return to in-person performances, Sherwood Theatre put on a production of The Little Mermaid from November 18-21, directed by theater teacher Elizabeth Kominski. The musical, based on the 1989 Disney movie, follows the story of the mermaid princess Ariel (played by double-casted seniors Emily Scholl and Kate Diuguid) who ventures to the world above … Read More

Go ‘Under the Sea’ with Sherwood Theatre

by Tori Newby ‘22 The theatre department is up and running again after a year of virtual performances. On November 18-20 at 7 p.m. and November 21 at 2 p.m., Sherwood Theatre plans to put on a production of The Little Mermaid in the Ertzman Theatre, directed by theatre teacher Elizabeth Kominski. Sherwood Theatre is following the Broadway version of … Read More

Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ Is Cinematic Perfection

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 Taylor Swift is a renowned singer songwriter, but her new venture in writing, directing, and starring in a short film shows that she can really do it all. All Too Well, The Short Film, released November 12 on YouTube, is a fifteen minute masterpiece and nothing short of perfection. The film is accompanied most of the … Read More

“Dune” Is Visually Stunning, But Lacks Depth

by Peyton Blumenfeld ‘22 Denis Villeneuve’s attempt at directing the deemed unfilmable novel, Dune, proves that some story aspects are meant to be left for the imagination. Frank Herbert’s 1965 landmark science fiction novel of the same name is set in the distant future, when noble houses rule over different planets in a feudalist society. The story focuses on Paul … Read More