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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review: A new take on an old formula

Jack Cogen, Editor, Opinions

January 23, 2018

Warning: this review will attempt to spoil as little as possible of Episode VIII, but will spoil most of the previous films in the series.   “Let the past die; kill it if you have to.” Kylo Ren’s line in the trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is emblematic not only of the t...

First Season Review: Netflix’s “Narcos”

Colin Heath, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015

Netflix’s original series have a reputation for being compelling television. Series like “House of Cards,”“Orange is the New Black,” and “Arrested Development” have been wildly popular and successful with viewers, and have garnered significant attention at the Emmy Awards. Their success ...

REVIEW: Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto” depicts dramatic, dark side of suburban adolescene

REVIEW: Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto” depicts dramatic, dark side of suburban adolescene

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

If being a teenager is marked by drama and exaggeration, the movie “Palo Alto”depicts it well. “Palo Alto”is directed by Gia Coppola and based on short stories by actor James Franco, who graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996. Starring James Franco and Emma Roberts, “Palo Alto” depicts the darker sides of teen life: Sex, drugs, friendship, a...

REVIEW: Watching the 86th annual Academy Awards Oscar nominees

REVIEW: Watching the 86th annual Academy Awards Oscar nominees

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014

Watch all nine of the Academy Awards best picture nominees for 2013, and you will feel like your perspective on the world has changed. Nominated for best picture in the 2013 Academy Awards are: “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Wolf of Wall...

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