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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...

Best Christmas movies to watch this holiday season

There are so many great Christmas movie options to  choose from as you celebrate the holiday season.
December 18, 2020

During the holiday season, nothing is better than curling up with a cozy blanket and drinking hot chocolate while getting ready for a Christmas movie marathon. Here are some of the best Christmas movies...

“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...

Netflix’s “Holidate” sparks Christmas cheer as the holiday season begins

Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey star in a romantic comedy just before the holiday season.
November 30, 2020

Netflix produced an original movie, “Holidate” that was released on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The film was used to bring out Christmas cheer and spirit by introducing a romantic comedy with lead actress,...

The top 10 Thanksgiving TV episodes to watch

Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox contribute to a must-watch
November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving leftovers are arguably the best part of the national holiday. But, even better than that is re-watching shows that bring back nostalgic memories. Don’t know what to watch? Grab a plate of...

“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...

Is the cheesy romantic comedy “After We Collided” worth watching?

The official cover of the
November 10, 2020

The new film “After We Collided” came out on Friday, Oct. 23 on many different streaming platforms. This story, directed by Roger Kumble, is the sequel to the Netflix romantic comedy, “After.”...

“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...

Ariana Grande releases her sixth album, “Positions”

Pop star, Ariana Grande, drops new hit album,
November 8, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 30, Ariana Grande released her sixth album, "Positions." The album was unexpected and came as a shock to many because Grande didn’t announce the new release until Wednesday, Oct. 14....

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