Screened at 2023 Sundance Film Festival: Magazine Dreams Showcases Pure Ambition

by Liam Trump ‘24 Magazine Dreams screened at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival With numerous comparisons being drawn to the likes of Taxi Driver (1976) and Joker (2019), Elijah Bynum’s second feature film Magazine Dreams is a grim look into a deeply flawed and broken main character, Killian Maddox (Jonathan Majors). Premiering in this year’s U.S. Dramatic Competition on January … Read More

Staff picks for the BEST OF 2022

ALBUMS Once Twice Melody is dream pop duo Beach House’s ninth studio album and is an amalgamation of everything they have released thus far: it’s bright, it’s dramatic, and it’s whimsical. It’s evident that the album’s greatness lies not just in its size but in its ability to fill the space in a captivating way. The strongest tracks on the … Read More

Edge of History Loses Itself on the Adventure

by Cailin Russell ‘23 The new series National Treasure: Edge of History, directed by Mira Nair, has launched to Disney+ with a total of five episodes its first season. The show tells the story of a young girl named Jess (Lisette Olivera), who discovers there is a lost Pan-American treasure and goes on an adventure with her friends to unlock … Read More

The Pale Blue Eye Stumbles in the Snow

by Connor Pugh ‘24 Despite an impressive cast and a fairly well known director, The Pale Blue Eye received little fanfare on Netflix, possibly due to the much more popular murder mystery Glass Onion releasing on Netflix only 2 weeks earlier. The film is a detective story based upon a novel of the same name by Louis Bayard, following the … Read More

2022 Fashion Picking from the Past and Present

by Alexis Booker ‘23 and Lauren Frank ‘23 Dozens if not hundreds of trends have made an appearance in Gen-Z fashion and incorporated iconic styles from the past few decades. These fashion trends have quickly gained popularity and reached a wider audience because of the internet and the entertainment industry’s influence. Fashion has evolved to fit into specific avenues and … Read More

Babylon Gives a Nuanced Perspective on the Film Industry

by Liam Trump ‘24 Chronicling the transition from silent films to sound, Damien Chazelle’s latest directorial outing Babylon exudes the fast paced, chaotic, and excessive nature of filmmaking during the roaring ‘20s. The first sequence reflects this as Chazelle gives us a long take, focusing on every corner of a cocaine-induced, sex-filled party in Bel Air which only becomes more … Read More

Your Favorite Shows Are at Risk of Being Delayed

by Alexis Booker ‘23 Shows like Gossip Girl and iCarly shaped the late childhood and early teen years of many young people today. Though the shows had a lot of success, they originally set out to turn out differently, with many more episodes to air. But prior to the airing of their seasons, the 2007 Writers’ Strike occurred, leaving many … Read More

TikTok: the New Home of Music

by Katie Gough ‘23 On October 22, 18 year old indie artist Shauna Dean Cokeland released her first single, “Moving in Place” on streaming platforms. In only 48 hours after its release, the song had garnered more than 150,000 streams on Spotify alone, likely because of her TikTok following of nearly 400,000. Since 2020, Cokeland has been releasing short clips … Read More

Final Season of Manifest Leads to More Questions

by Tatiana Rodriguez ‘23 The popular show Manifest on Netflix, initially released in 2018, came out with the first part of its fourth and final season. The show revolves around the passengers on flight 828 who went through a storm and jumped five years into the future without aging or feeling a loss of time. Going through the storm resulted … Read More

Director Redeems Himself with Long-Awaited Sequel

by Dasun Panapitiya ‘24 After 13 years of waiting, James Cameron’s sequel to his 2009 box office hit, Avatar is finally out and it was definitely worth the wait. Avatar: The Way of Water follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) a decade after the end of the original movie. In the span of that decade, Jake and … Read More