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The Seahawk's Christmas watchlist of 2020

The Seahawk’s Christmas watchlist of 2020

Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer December 9, 2020
Now that the holidays are in full swing, with the stress of the school semester behind us, it's time to focus on rest, relaxation, and getting into the Christmas spirit. This watchlist covers a variety of streaming sites and genres for you to explore. So grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle in for a movie marathon.

The best 75 movies to watch on Netflix

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 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,...

Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in the movie

REVIEW: ‘Mank’ is Fincher’s latest effort to sculpt Golden Age Hollywood

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer December 6, 2020
The biographical drama chronicles the life of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) and his effort in writing Citizen Kane while clashing with Hollywood elites and alcoholism.
Anya Taylor-Joy stars in

OPINION: “The Queen’s Gambit” is much more than a women’s empowerment story

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor November 19, 2020
“The Queen’s Gambit” tells a compelling story about a young girl and has deeply moving morals. However, this show is not just about the empowerment of women; it’s about showing the real destructiveness of substance dependency and how one can overcome it with the support of friends.
REVIEW: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a timely success

REVIEW: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a timely success

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
The "Trial of the Chicago 7" is worth your time. It is likely that it’s the one film to be released all year that’s the most relevant to America’s current condition. It is a nuanced, impartial, and truthful telling of one of America’s most important legal cases—with great performances and strong execution to boot.
The best comedy specials to watch on Netflix

The best comedy specials to watch on Netflix

Meredith Stogner, Contributing Writer October 26, 2020
I think I have earned the title of “Netflix Comedy Special Aficionado” and I feel the world deserves to benefit from this knowledge. After all, shouldn’t something other than my much-improved sense of humor and ability to reference any comedy sketch come from all of those hours of binging comedy specials? I think so.
REVIEW: 'Emily in Paris' is the show we love to hate

REVIEW: ‘Emily in Paris’ is the show we love to hate

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor October 17, 2020
The series is a frothy 10-episode ode to millennials and an American ideal of Paris. There is little in the show that holds ties to reality. It’s as if the show’s creator, Darren Star—known for “Sex and the City”—sought to create a fantasy experience completely removed from the realities of being a 20-something abroad in Paris. 
REVIEW: 'Cuties' is the opposite of cute

REVIEW: ‘Cuties’ is the opposite of cute

William Becker, Staff Writer September 18, 2020
If the Maïmouna Doucouré, the director of "Cuties", really wanted to comment on the over-sexualization of children, she should not have done so by putting heavy camera-emphasis on genitals and thrusting motions. The glamorization of this is not decreased at all by covering it in music that glorifies sex just as much as the movie does. It isn’t right, not even remotely so.
Jessie Buckley and Jessie Plemons in a scene from

REVIEW: “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is a cinematic brain freeze

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer September 13, 2020
Charlie Kaufman’s latest foray into cerebral cinema, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a film that is perhaps the least accessible film to the general public that Netflix has ever released—which in turn makes it their most exciting original film to date.

REVIEW: ‘John Was Trying To Contact Aliens’

William Becker, Staff Writer August 25, 2020

You would be forgiven for thinking John Shepard, the subject of “John Was Trying To Contact Aliens,” is a strange man. You would also be forgiven for thinking (at least before viewing) that “John...

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REVIEW: “Project Power” is mid-grade at best

William Becker, Staff Writer August 19, 2020
The instant picture this brings to mind is of a thrilling battle between throngs of superheroes and supervillains filled with tons of explosions and unique superpowers slamming together for a fast-paced, end of the world style battle. The premise here is exceptional based on those details alone, setting the creators of “Project Power” up for an intensely exciting and culturally relevant piece of art. If this writeup so far has managed to make you excited to watch, I’m sorry, I was too. 
Charlize Theron in “The Old Guard.”

REVIEW: ‘The Old Guard’ is the Right Film for the Right Time

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer July 20, 2020

As the number of the coronavirus cases increase in America, films seeking to release theatrically are forced to watch their release dates tumble further and further back in the calendar year. As...

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