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Album Review: Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR

Jacqueline Chin May 25, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo's new album “SOUR” is gorgeously derivative and stands on its own feet, removed from the context and controversy of its first single “drivers license.” Rodrigo’s first song...

Album Review: Kelsy Karter, Missing Person

Jacqueline Chin October 11, 2020

Kelsy Karter’s new album Missing Person is a 36 minute, 42 second glam-rock romp through delightfully electric-guitar-filled soundscapes. Karter, who rose to fame by getting global sensation Harry Styles’...

The Dead Center doesn’t break any new ground, but it’s more effective than most horror films

The Dead Center doesn’t break any new ground, but it’s more effective than most horror films

Chirag Mangnaik, Reporter November 20, 2019

The Dead Center is about a man who comes back to life after dying. If I had a quarter for every film that had a similar premise, I’d have a fortune (or a couple hundred dollars). In spite of the lack...

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a highly entertaining blend of teen comedy and superhero movie

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a highly entertaining blend of teen comedy and superhero movie

Chirag Mangnaik, Reporter November 8, 2019

4/5   I don’t hide my disdain for Marvel. I’ve repeatedly called them trite and boring and repetitive. As Martin Scorsese said in a recent New York Times article, “they are sequels in name...

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is a misfire

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a misfire

Chirag Mangnaik, Reporter November 8, 2019

3/5   John Wick launched a phenomenon. It made Keanu Reeves a household name (again). As a matter of fact, Epic Games even added a John Wick skin to Fortnite. And it’s pretty easy to see why...

The Art of Self-Defense is a brilliantly acted, but flawed film

The Art of Self-Defense is a brilliantly acted, but flawed film

Chirag Mangnaik, Reporter November 8, 2019

4/5   There aren’t any bad performances in The Art of Self-Defense. Jesse Eisenberg does a fantastic job as usual, and Alessandro Nivola and Imogen Poots do a phenomenal job of rendering their...

Compliance is a Problematic Misstep

Compliance is a Problematic Misstep

Chirag Mangnaik June 7, 2019

3/5 Compliance hints at greatness, but is never able to fully manifest itself. This movie could’ve been a solid film that gave deep insight into human behavior. Unfortunately, Compliance never achieves...

Booksmart is a Hilariously Fresh Teen Comedy

Booksmart is a Hilariously Fresh Teen Comedy

Chirag Mangnaik May 30, 2019

5/5   The teen movie genre is often the genre with the least innovation. Characters are often dull and repetitive, and, the movies can feel like too-safe cash-grabs. Perhaps, then, Booksmart’s...

Sister Act is a Trite, Didactic Missed Opportunity

Sister Act is a Trite, Didactic Missed Opportunity

Chirag Mangnaik May 29, 2019

2/5 There isn’t much directly bad about Sister Act. It’s funny, it has some good performances and it doesn’t bore. But, the entire project feels like something is sorely missing. For one, the film...

High Life is a Twistedly Enchanting Vision

High Life is a Twistedly Enchanting Vision

Chirag Mangnaik April 25, 2019

5/5 (not to be confused with the 2009 comedy movie High Life) [Spoiler alert] High Life is a science-fiction masterpiece. It feels like a film coming from an established director, with a lot of...

Venom

Venom

Zachary Waxali, Reporter December 5, 2018

Within the last twenty years, superheroes have conquered pop culture and influenced companies such as Marvel and DC to mass produce more products than ever before. Superhero movies have broken records...

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Review

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Review

Zachary Waxali, Reporter October 17, 2018

As the movie industry continues to expand to many different topics and genres, a popular theme in movies has been the coming of age and experiences within high school. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before...

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