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'Lupin' tackles modern issues with a century-old character

‘Lupin’ tackles modern issues with a century-old character

By Vikram Jallepalli, Entertainment Editor
January 21, 2021

George Kay's new show "Lupin" reached No. 3 on Netflix in the U.S., which is rare for an international release. Perhaps for the first time, American audiences are being introduced to a character that the...

'Death to 2020:' Satirical reflection on historic year

‘Death to 2020:’ Satirical reflection on historic year

By Cristina Stefanizzi, Staff Reporter
January 15, 2021

A historic pandemic, the deaths of millions of Americans, raging wildfires, a nail-biting election, Black Lives Matter protests and more. 2020 was quite a year, with many moments being added to future...

'Wonder Woman 1984:' Entertaining film but doesn't do justice to character

‘Wonder Woman 1984:’ Entertaining film but doesn’t do justice to character

By Anna Esteverena, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2021

"Wonder Woman 1984" follows Wonder Woman, or Diana Prince, as she goes undercover as a museum curator. Diana befriends a coworker named Barbara Minerva, who is inspired by Diana’s confidence as she lacks...

Taylor Swift surprises again with second album in 2020; 'evermore' is worth it

Taylor Swift surprises again with second album in 2020; ‘evermore’ is worth it

By Lucy Cole, Staff reporter
January 12, 2021

"Evermore" was Taylor Swift's second surprise of the year when it came out Dec. 11. It's her eighth album and the sister to "folklore," her Grammy-nominated record released in August. Both dropped without...

'Soul' now streaming on Disney+ looks at discovering life's purpose

‘Soul’ now streaming on Disney+ looks at discovering life’s purpose

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
January 11, 2021

What is one's purpose in life? That is the question that "Soul," now streaming on Disney+, poses to its audience. "Soul" follows the life of Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher who is very passionate...

Lucas Matos, Stephen Tahbaz, Jack Denison, Shep Solimine and Michael Salama.

Foto Feature: WinterFest brings Pelham together while apart

By Charlotte Howard and Sophia Leung
January 11, 2021

Under the auspices of Pelham Together and the Pelham Chamber of Commerce, WinterFest offered the chance to hear musicians Saturday in front of houses and businesses, with holiday lights blazing and treats...

'Good Time' is a dark but high energy film

‘Good Time’ is a dark but high energy film

By Matt Michailoff, Staff Reporter
January 7, 2021

The most famous crime movies are known for their thrill, high energy, and excitement. “Good Time” certainly fits that description. Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) is a determined bank robber and criminal...

‘The Founder’ is a unique and memorable business story

‘The Founder’ is a unique and memorable business story

By Nick Pilla, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2020

McDonald's is a part of everyday Americans' lives, whether passing one on a drive, seeing an advertisement, or actually dining at one. The film "The Founder" offers a look into the creation of the fast-food...

Mastery of technical elements gives 'Mank' a polished, nostalgic feel

Mastery of technical elements gives ‘Mank’ a polished, nostalgic feel

By Vikram Jallepalli, Entertainment Editor
December 15, 2020

The latest film from director David Fincher, "Mank," follows Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) as he struggles to finish the screenplay for "Citizen Kane" before his deadline. "Mank" also examines Hollywood...

Cast members act out a scene from 'The Diary of Anne Frank.'

Sock ‘n’ Buskin performing ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ virtually Saturday-Sunday

By Ulysses Conrad, Opinions and Ideas Editor
December 12, 2020

Pelham Memorial High School’s Sock 'n' Buskin club is performing a play centered around "The Diary of Anne Frank." The directors, Neil Schleifer and Thomas Beck, have produced a play that will not be...

(Left to right) Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Benny Watts, Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, and Harry Melling as Harry Beltik

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ creates an enthralling experience in the world of chess

By Oliver Tam, Assistant Managing Editor
December 7, 2020

The white queen's pawn advances to d4 on the board. The black queen's pawn responds, matching white with queen's pawn d5. White's gambit is pawn e4. This chess sequence, the Queen's Gambit, is used to...

'Hugo' elegantly reckons with finding one's place in the world

‘Hugo’ elegantly reckons with finding one’s place in the world

By Anna Esteverena, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020

Martin Scorsese's name on a movie would give anyone the assumption that it’s going to be good and the 2011 “Hugo” adaptation of the book, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” is no exception.  The...

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