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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.

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

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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 Was Trying To Contact Aliens” is a boring, alien conspiracy documentary. You would not, however, be forg...

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...

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

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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. 

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

Charlize Theron in “The Old Guard.”

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 a result, films releasing on streaming services such as Netflix receive the benefit of increased widespread attent...

Netflix releases Eric Andre’s new stand-up set “Legalize Everything”

Netflix releases Eric Andre's new stand-up set

William Becker, Staff Writer

June 25, 2020

Eric Andre’s sense of humor is absurd. It’s like if someone asked you to flip the light switch, turn the heater on, and make some coffee, but you responded in turn by using their grandmother’s ashes to start a fire in the basement for both light and heat and started taking speedballs for an extra ...

Da 5 Bloods: As good as gold

Clarke Peters and Delroy Lindo in a scene from

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

June 20, 2020

Upon the release of Spike Lee’s "Da 5 Bloods" on Netflix on June 12, many viewers made note of the film’s impeccable timing. It has not only released amid a global pandemic in which millions have free time to watch Netflix, it has also released in a historic moment of cultural strife against racial biases in law enfo...

Seinfeld’s new stand-up special is familiar and comfortable

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld  returning to Playhouse Square on Friday, October 11, 2019

William Becker, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The majority of people have some kind of familiarity with Jerry Seinfeld. Whether it be from the aptly titled “Seinfeld” show he created with Larry David which became one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, his observational stand-up comedy which was so remarkable that Comedy Central named him t...

SeaSquawks 2/20/20: Jack of all trades or master of one?

The cast of 'Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020' at dinner.

Darius Melton and Katelyn Vargas

February 20, 2020

Over winter break, one of our opinion editors (dare you to guess who) spent a lot of time watching watching Japanese dating show “Terrace House” on Netflix. During episode 2 of the newest season, “Tokyo 2019-2020,” there was a conversation that has been deemed The Tempura Incident. In this...

‘BoJack Horseman’ season six kept dancing until the curtain fell

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2020

The question of how BoJack Horseman’s story would end—this meaning both the show and its title character—has been on the minds of many fans since the end of the first season. At first glance, the show looks like your typical adult comedy, only this time starring anthropomorphic animal. Over time,...

Animation is not just for kids

Not just the usual suspects: There's more out there than just

Sophie Fowler, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

News sites across the nation flooded with the breaking news on Sept. 4, 2019, that Google LLC and its subsidiary, YouTube, faced a staggering fine of $170 million. The Federal Trade Commission’s regulators charged the companies with consciously collecting children's data on the site to be used for gai...

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