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The best 75 movies to watch on Netflix

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2020

There are a lot of movies on Netflix for your viewing, but to avoid endless searching through categories that just push the same titles over again, we’ve created a list of the best movies, 75 to be exact, to watch on the streaming platform. This list is regularly updated as Netflix adds and removes tit...

‘Emma’ updates Jane Austin’s youthful love story for a new audience

Anya Taylor-Joy (right, with Mia Goth) as Emma.

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2020

The remake of Jane Austen's “Emma” is the perfect mix of witty, funny and heart clenchingly brilliant. Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a young girl, who loves being the center of attention and adores matching people up with the most unlikely of matches. When taking innocent orphan Harriet Smith (Mia...

‘I Still Believe’ is a movie America needs

K.J. Apa and Britt Robertson star in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

The film industry and theatrical exhibitors are not in a good position during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Major theater chains such as AMC and Cinemark have closed, and many upcoming movie releases are delayed indefinitely. "I Still Believe" is not the only film caught in the middle of an unprecedented...

‘The Invisible Man’ offers a thrilling escape despite COVID-19 setbacks

Elisabeth Moss faces off against an unseen antagonist in

William Becker, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

“The Invisible Man” has an interesting history in the world of entertainment. Originally, it was published as a novel in 1897 by H.G. Wells, who is often remembered as the father of science fiction. In 1933, the first film based on the novel came out, with a sequel arriving in 1940, followed by a...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’: running on fumes

James Marsden, left, and Ben Schwartz in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

"Sonic the Hedgehog," the live-action adaptation of Sega’s flagship video game franchise, surprised both the film industry and the public when it grossed $70 million at the box office over President’s Day Weekend. This is the highest opening weekend ever for a video game movie, surpassing the previous...

“Horse Girl” disconnects completely from reality

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William Becker, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

“Horse Girl” made its debut on Jan. 27 at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and on Feb. 7, it was brought straight to Netflix. The film might have one of the most unfortunate name choices I have ever seen, thanks to Urban Dictionary and various searches on DuckDuckGo. Sure, horses are slightly rel...

Wilmington’s evolving title as the Hollywood of the East

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Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 3, 2020

It is the mid-1980s and Erika Edwards is lining and setting up her friends, sisters and stuffed animals as she puts together another mini short film with her family's enormous VHS video recorder that she had to beg her parents to use.   Since college, Edwards has been writing and directing films. Onc...

“1917” is a bleak but brilliant masterpiece

George MacKay in “1917.”

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

So far in the 2019-2020 awards season, "1917" has emerged as a much more serious factor than some prognosticators had previously foreseen. So far, it has won the Golden Globe for Best Picture in the award body’s drama category, as well as the main feature film prize of the Producer’s Guild Awards....

“Just Mercy” and the brilliance of Destin Daniel Cretton

Michael B. Jordan (left) and Jamie Foxx in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

Destin Daniel Cretton is one of the most exciting directors making movies today. Having previously directed shattering dramatic films with high levels of emotion such as "Short Term 12" and "The Glass Castle," Cretton has had a major hand in launching Brie Larson into A-list status and is currently slated...

The Seahawk staff’s picks of 2019

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Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

December 30, 2019

The decade is coming to an end and The Seahawk's staff is here to recount their favorites bits of 2019. We all sat down and came up with our favorite pieces of media and moments from this year, recommended to you so maybe you can catch up with the best of 2019 before the spring semester starts. Favorite ...

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is abysmal

From left, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley as Rey and John Boyega as Finn in

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 28, 2019

Editor’s Note: This review will contain spoilers for the first eight Star Wars movies, but not “The Rise of Skywalker.” In 1977, George Lucas brought the first Star Wars movie to theaters with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford as the leads. Just three years later, the sequel, “The Emp...

“Marriage Story” is Netflix’s most beautiful release

Scarlett Johansson, left, Azhy Robertson and Adam Driver in the movie

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

It is said that family lawyers see good people in their worst moments. “Marriage Story” is a fantastic example of morally sound people being awful to each other in the name of holding a family together. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, ...

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