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Vikram Jallepalli, Entertainment Editor

Vikram Jallepalli is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. Writing for the Examiner is his first role in journalism. He performs in Sock’n’Buskin as well as community theater productions and is a member of the AcaPelicans, the acapella group at PMHS. He also enjoys writing his own music and is continuously working on new musical theater projects, which, he hopes, will eventually be fully realized onstage.

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'The White Tiger' offers chilling insight into modern Indian society from perspective of one of its victims

‘The White Tiger’ offers chilling insight into modern Indian society from perspective of one of its victims

February 18, 2021

Based on the New York Times bestselling book by Aravind Adiga, "The White Tiger" examines contemporary Indian society and the toxic culture of corruption and violence ingrained in it. The film begins...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

'Umbrella Academy's' second season portrays the lifelong struggle of finding where you belong

‘Umbrella Academy’s’ second season portrays the lifelong struggle of finding where you belong

August 14, 2020

What makes a family... a family? The answer is subjective, and depends on a number of things, including where and during what time period you live, and what the people closest to you believe; for example,...

Despite some tunnel-vision, 'I Am Not Okay With This' showcases strong lead performances and a familiar ambience

Despite some tunnel-vision, ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ showcases strong lead performances and a familiar ambience

June 19, 2020

"I Am Not Okay With This" stars Sophia Lillis as Sydney Novak, a self-described "boring 17-year-old white girl" from a small American town, who, in addition to dealing with all the normal pressures of...

PMHS Model UN's annual military-themed conference to be held virtually for charity

PMHS Model UN’s annual military-themed conference to be held virtually for charity

May 20, 2020

Each Spring, the Model United Nations program at PMHS hosts a military-themed infusion of Axis and Allies and traditional Model UN, named MilSim. In response to Coronavirus concerns, the club will be conducting...

Quarantine countdown Vol. 2: Best TV shows to watch while stuck in your home

Quarantine countdown Vol. 2: Best TV shows to watch while stuck in your home

April 22, 2020

Wow, we're impressed! We cannot believe that you watched ALL the movies that we recommended in our first article. Give yourself a pat on the back. However, it's understandable to be craving something longer...

Quarantine countdown: Must-watch movies while stuck in your home

Quarantine countdown: Must-watch movies while stuck in your home

April 1, 2020

During your time in quarantine, it might become increasingly harder to occupy yourself with something to do as your choices are limited to the confines of your home. With your normal, habitual routine...

PMS 8th grader Sebastian Fisher wins schoolwide Geography Bee

PMS 8th grader Sebastian Fisher wins schoolwide Geography Bee

March 31, 2020

Each year, National Geographic holds the National Geographic Bee, where students from each state answer high-level geography trivia and compete for the chance to be crowned national champion. This year,...

Greta Gerwig's adaptation of 'Little Women' retains its timelessness, but with a hint of modern complexity

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of ‘Little Women’ retains its timelessness, but with a hint of modern complexity

February 21, 2020

"Little Women" is a simplistic-yet-beautiful screen adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel it is based on. The film tells the story of Jo March (Saoirse Ronan), a writer based in New England, and her...

'A Hidden Life' artfully demonstrates how silence can be more destructive than words

‘A Hidden Life’ artfully demonstrates how silence can be more destructive than words

December 13, 2019

In today's modern, progressive world many nations recognize the right of an individual during a time of war to respectfully decline enlistment in the military due to their religious or moral beliefs. This...

'Midway' provides flurry of action, but fails to deliver as great film

‘Midway’ provides flurry of action, but fails to deliver as great film

November 15, 2019

"Midway", based on the real-life battle at the titular island, tells the story of the men who fought in battle and behind the scenes to provide a American victory and turn the tide of the Pacific Theater...

For Broadway audiences, 'Pretty Woman' remains antique in an ever-changing scene

For Broadway audiences, ‘Pretty Woman’ remains antique in an ever-changing scene

August 29, 2019

Upon entering the Nederlander Theater on July 19, I was unsure of what to expect. After all, the only reason I was coming to see the show was because one of the leads, Andy Karl (of "Groundhog Day" and...

Singer-songwriter Mitchell's concept album 'Hadestown' thrives on the Broadway stage in all its unconventional glory

Singer-songwriter Mitchell’s concept album ‘Hadestown’ thrives on the Broadway stage in all its unconventional glory

June 13, 2019

Anais Mitchell's Hadestown was nominated for 14 Tony Awards at last Sunday's Tony Awards, the most any Broadway show has received since blockbuster hit Hamilton garnered 16 in 2016. The musical, for which...

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