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'Promising Young Woman' blurs the lines between right and wrong in an introspective look at sexual violence

‘Promising Young Woman’ blurs the lines between right and wrong in an introspective look at sexual violence

By Oliver Tam, Assistant Managing Editor
April 20, 2021

Warning: This review contains mild spoilers.  'He seemed like such a nice guy.' 'Well, he didn't know what he was doing.' Still, there seemed to be a connection between them. Sure, he lured her into...

'Hillbilly Elegy' is an emotional rollercoaster that gets more hate than it deserves

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is an emotional rollercoaster that gets more hate than it deserves

By Oliver Tam, Assistant Managing Editor
April 19, 2021

Redneck. Bumpkin. Hillbilly. These derogatory terms are all synonymous with uneducated southern whites. The media has often painted these people in a less than positive light, exaggerating their lack of...

'Raya and the Last Dragon' teaches friendship and trust in a world of destruction

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ teaches friendship and trust in a world of destruction

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
April 15, 2021

What do friendship and trust mean to you? In a world on the brink of destruction, "Raya and the Last Dragon" shows us that the ties of friendship can salvage even the weakest of trust. Directed by Carlos...

'Minari' is a stunningly accurate portrayal of faith, farming and family

‘Minari’ is a stunningly accurate portrayal of faith, farming and family

By Oliver Tam, Assistant Managing Editor
April 14, 2021

미나리, a parsley-like herb commonly used in Korean, Indian and Japanese cooking, is known to be able to grow in harsh conditions including rough soil. It also has a purifying effect in that it clears...

'The Father' crafts a disturbing depiction of dementia's suffocating grip

‘The Father’ crafts a disturbing depiction of dementia’s suffocating grip

By Vikram Jallepalli, Entertainment Editor
April 12, 2021

Let's face it: we, as part of Western society, do not always treat the old people in our lives with the respect they deserve. That's not to say we don't love them or care about them -- of course we do,...

'Zach Snyder's Justice League' is a dark improvement on the 2017 film

‘Zach Snyder’s Justice League’ is a dark improvement on the 2017 film

By Gavin Kleinberger, Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021

In 2016 Zack Snyder was hired to direct the film “Justice League,” the fifth movie of the DC Extended Universe.  However, Snyder’s idea for the movie differed from the Warner Brothers executives....

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‘Finding Ohana’ succeeds as an adventure exploring Hawaiian culture

By Ava Paolucci, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2021

"Finding Ohana", despite being previously acclaimed for its depictions of Hawaiian culture, has a strange start. As the film begins in New York City, the viewer is thrown into a "geocache" championship. ...

'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' is Chadwick Boseman's final, bittersweet bow

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ is Chadwick Boseman’s final, bittersweet bow

By Oliver Tam, Assistant Managing Editor
April 5, 2021

"The blues help you get out of bed in the morning. You get up knowing you ain't alone. There's something else in the world. Something's been added by that song. This be an empty world without blues." Spoken...

'The Last Summer Sister' captures the complex dynamics of familial relationships

‘The Last Summer Sister’ captures the complex dynamics of familial relationships

By Sara Harris, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2021

Pelham resident Rachel Cullen's new young adult novel "The Last Summer Sister" delves deep into betrayal, tragedy and begs the question, "are the bonds of love strong enough to withstand past transgressions?"...

Picture House emerges from tough Covid-19 year to celebrate its 100th birthday

Picture House emerges from tough Covid-19 year to celebrate its 100th birthday

By Sandra Chalissery, Staff Reporter
March 24, 2021

The Picture House kicked off its centennial year March 20 with the Marquee Night fundraising event. A year ago, that same event came at a critical time. No one probably knew, but a long closure of the...

'With Every Fiber' exhibit at Pelham Art Center uses textiles to convey emotional stories

‘With Every Fiber’ exhibit at Pelham Art Center uses textiles to convey emotional stories

By Laura Shelton, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2021

The Pelham Arts Center's newest exhibition, “With Every Fiber,” is a focus on textiles and the meaning they present beyond the fabric, organized by Brooklyn-based curator Anki King. The exhibition...

'Moxie' is accurate portrayal of trials a high school girl faces, but needs better ending

‘Moxie’ is accurate portrayal of trials a high school girl faces, but needs better ending

By Anna Esteverena, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2021

Finding a movie that accurately depicts the high school experience is rare, but “Moxie,” a drama directed by Amy Pohler that debuted on Netflix on March 3, accomplishes just this. The story is told...

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