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TV REVIEW: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ – Season 1

| January 12, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ – Season 1

Minor spoiler warning for the eight-episode first season of “The End of the F***ing World.” Surprising, endearing and stunning are the first three words that pop into my head when I think about this series. Originally airing in the United Kingdom on Channel 4, “The End of the F***ing World” was released internationally on Netflix […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ revels in the unnerving echoes of war

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ revels in the unnerving echoes of war

Marking the fifth character to gain their own solo series aboard the Netflix-Marvel vessel, a collaboration that has given comic-book fans a mostly-satisfying peek inside the darker realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Marvel’s The Punisher” rolled in with guns blazing and its humanity to bare as it delved into the haunting affairs of ex-Marine-turned-vigilante […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

From indie filmmaker Dee Rees, most known for her acclaimed coming-of-age drama in 2011’s “Pariah,” comes the stirring period piece of American values and racial tension in “Mudbound.” Cropping up on the streaming service that’s been overtaking the small screen with ambitious bouts of critically-acclaimed original content for the past few years, Netflix’s latest venture […]

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The Homecoming King Comes to Campus

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Homecoming King Comes to Campus

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. On April 29 of this year, the first Muslim comedian to host the White House Correspondent’s Dinner took the stage. He was following in the footsteps of a number of America’s most popular comedians, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and the man who made him famous, Jon Stewart. Of course, this […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Stranger Things’ – Season 2

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Stranger Things’ – Season 2

Spoiler Warning for the first and second seasons of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Things get strange again with the debut of the sequel season to the hit Netflix original series “Stranger Things.” In the summer of 2016, Matt and Ross Duffer quietly released an eight-episode series that would go on to become one of Netflix’s most […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Mindhunter’- Season 1

| October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Mindhunter’- Season 1

The new Netflix original series “Mindhunter,” by creator Joe Penhall, follows FBI Special Agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Special Agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) as they plunge deep into the minds of serial killers. Holden and Bill interview multiple serial killers throughout the series in an attempt to better understand why they committed their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Death Note’ runs its potential quickly out the door

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Death Note’ runs its potential quickly out the door

From director Adam Wingard, who’s been steadily dipping his talents into the horror genre with his independent ventures in ‘The Guest’ and ‘Blair Witch,’ comes what’s been deemed as a dark fantasy thriller in ‘Death Note.’ While its fantasy elements are surely present, taking influence from the manga of the same name, the thrills never […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ unites a superhero quartet worthy of its name

| August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ unites a superhero quartet worthy of its name

From the dawn of Marvel’s reign on the streaming service of Netflix back in 2015 with the critically-acclaimed ‘Daredevil’ series, the studio of super-powered heroes and lighthearted big-screen action has since crafting one of their darkest and most compelling corners in their collective television series following ‘Daredevil.’ Moving quickly from ninjas and blind lawyers to the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

Noomi Rapace hasn’t quite gotten the attention she completely deserves. While she was the acclaimed lead of the original Swedish “Millennium” trilogy as the titular Lisbeth Salander, and went on to large roles in films such as “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and the lead role in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” she has been noticeably […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Friends From College’ Season 1 – Cracking Lifeless Jokes in Familiar Breathing Space

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Friends From College’ Season 1 – Cracking Lifeless Jokes in Familiar Breathing Space

As the streaming service known as Netflix continues to soar high with the majority of their original programming — from ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Narcos’ to more recent hits in ’13 Reasons Why’ and the numerous Marvel series — retaining popular acclaim, I wasn’t as hesitant as I probably should’ve been hopping into […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

I have a bit of a bone to pick with Netflix. I can’t say I like how they release their movies too much, especially when it comes to their festival acquisitions. Take for example the film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” a Netflix release which was acquired for distribution at the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Orange is the New Black’ – Season 5

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Orange is the New Black’ – Season 5

Spoiler Warning for Season 5 of “Orange is the New Black,” as well as all previous seasons. Cliffhangers are nothing new to television, but the ending of Season 4 hit viewers with a game-changing one on the heels of multiple plot twists. Simply put, this cliffhanger and series of plot twists was a catalyst for […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘House of Cards’ – Season 5

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘House of Cards’ – Season 5

Minor Spoiler Warning for Season 5 of “House of Cards,” as well as all previous seasons. In the four months since President Trump’s inauguration, the United States in an almost constant cycle of political debate and conflict with scandal after scandal sending shock-waves across the country and the world. For its first four seasons, “House […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

With Season 1 of comic Aziz Ansari’s unique creation in Netflix’s ‘Master of None’ delivering a slick and experimental dissection of everything from modern dating to racial stereotypes, this month gave us yet another sensational season of Ansari’s quirky yet masterful satire. Diving further into the show’s central characters, from Ansari’s lovable actor-turned-pasta-chef Dev to […]

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