Tag: Netflix

SERIES REVIEW: ‘The Innocents’ is underrated

By Ashley Hayner Craving a new series to watch on Netflix but feeling like you’ve watched everything twice over at this point? Netflix has a great way of helping viewers to watch certain movies of interest by displaying the compatibility rating in the top left corner.  This symbolizes that the movie you are previewing is

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Series Review: ‘Social Distance’ reflects reality of our new normal

By Kyiesha Chavez This year has been a strange year to say the least.  With the pandemic putting everything at a standstill for the past seven months, sometimes it’s difficult to remember anything besides COVID-19. Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” encapsulates this strange time perfectly.  Set in the first few months of the shutdown,

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Opinion: Sudden recognition of Black lives insincere

By Ashley Hayner The color black is salient among many, now anyways. Whether you agree with it or not, at one time you’ve heard the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” But it wasn’t until after George Floyd’s death May 25 that people worldwide began taking real notice as to why Black lives matter.  I say this

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Series Review: ‘Ratched’ mirrors ‘American Horror Story’

By Kyiesha Chavez A popular literary villain got an origin story on Netflix’s new show “Ratched.”  The eight-episode season premiered Sept. 18 on the streaming platform. The show was directed and produced by Ryan Murphy, who is most known for projects such as FX’s “American Horror Story” and Netflix’s “The Politician.” It also stars “AHS”

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The Netflix movie causing all the drama

By Justin Romeo Amran Yoth Netflix just debuted a controversial French film despite heavy public backlash and calls for the streaming service to be canceled. “Cuties” released Sept. 9, received immense criticism from many across the social media from the start.  The film’s trailer features an 11-year-old Muslim girl, Amy (Fathia Youssouf, 14), who defies

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‘The Half of It’ movie review

By Stephanie Arenas Director and screenwriter Alice Wu brought in a fresh and influential twist with a common trope in her new movie “The Half of It.” Based on the 1897 play “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostrand, “The Half of It” is a coming of age film based on the simple premise of friendship

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Three anime to binge watch while under quarantine

By Daniel Hernandez Even though staying inside during the pandemic is important, it can also be a bit boring. Television and streaming websites like Netflix and Hulu can definitely help keep you busy throughout the day but it can be hard to choose something to watch from their enormous catalog of shows. When you do

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Netflix’s loose adaptation of Motley Crüe’s autobiography seems tone deaf in the “#MeToo”

  By Sayeda Ghazanfar Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll trope but this is ridiculous. “The Dirt,” simply puts misogyny and bad boy debauchery back on the map with the worst timing. The movie, with input from each member of the ‘80s heavy metal band, Mötley Crüe,

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Narcos season two: The search comes to an enjoyable end

In August of 2015 binge-watchers of the popular Netflix original crime drama, “Narcos,” were left wondering what was next in Agents Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Pena’s (Pedro Pascal) search for the elusive leader of the Medellin Drug cartel, Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura.)