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“Soul” finds Pete Docter at his existential and life-affirming best

Jamie Foxx stars as Joe Gardner in Pixar's 23rd feature film.
Pete Docter's newest feature combines his usual brilliant creativity with one of Pixar's most intrepid visions.
January 15, 2021

On Friday, Dec. 25, Pixar released “Soul,” its 23rd feature-length animated film, to its streaming platform Disney+. The film stars Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey and centers around Joe Gardner (Foxx), a...

“Happiest Season” overcomes its tropes to succeed as a fast, heartwarming feature

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in the film as Abby Holland and Harper Caldwell.
Clea DuVall's second directorial credit wonderfully uses Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis's chemistry to make a heartwarming Christmas rom-com.
December 14, 2020

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Hulu released “Happiest Season” to its streaming platform. The film follows Abby Holland and Harper Caldwell, played by Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis respectively. The...

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” uses familiar satirical beats and new dramatic ones to prove its worth

Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat travels to the United States for the second time.
Borat's second installment may not live up to the first, but it still entertains and sharply critiques American culture over a decade later.
November 24, 2020

Jagshemash! On Friday, Oct. 23, Amazon Prime Video released “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime to Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” It stars...

“On the Rocks” showcases Sofia Coppola’s technical flare without the full command of her craft

Rashida Jones's Laura and Bill Murray's Felix as they ride around New York City together.
Sofia Coppola’s new feature film starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray reaches its bare minimum but doesn’t trek her higher ground.
November 10, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 23, Apple TV+ released Sofia Coppola’s newest film, “On the Rocks.” The film stars Rashida Jones as Laura, a married woman with two daughters who suspects her husband, Dean, of infidelity....

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” presents a healthy meal of Aaron Sorkin without the best ingredients

The defendants all sitting in the courtroom during the trial.
Aaron Sorkin’s dramatic retelling of the important trial in American history tells its story adequately but without the best gravitas that he’s capable of.
November 9, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 16, Netflix digitally released “The Trial of the Chicago 7” to its streaming platform. The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen and the true story of the Chicago Seven, a...

“Enola Holmes” crafts an effective but standard Sherlock story

The poster of the film features Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola Holmes leading the supporting cast of Henry Cavill’s Sherlock Holmes and Louis Partridge’s Lord Tewkesbury in front of the setting of past England.
Harry Bradbeer’s adaptation of the series of mystery novels of the same name doesn’t stand on its own creatively, but is still effective in its craft.
October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Netflix released “Enola Holmes” onto their streaming platform, an adaptation of the series of mystery novels of the same name written by Nancy Springer. It follows Enola Holmes...

“The Devil All the Time” is enticing more in scope than execution

Tom Holland stars as main character Arvin Russell in
September 30, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Netflix digitally released “The Devil All the Time,” a film adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Donald Ray Pollock. It follows multiple different subplots centered...

New Year, New Zoom: What Has Changed in the Remote Learning Experience?

My workspace during online learning, similar to that of most students working from home during this time.
Students and teachers share feedback on how remote learning has changed from last fall to this spring.
September 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been learning from home for the last few months. Now, a month into the new school year, students and staff have had ample time to adapt to remote learning, including...

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