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Mitchells vs. the Machines' infectious energy and emotion makes it one of the most memorbale modern animated films.

Netflix’s ‘Mitchells vs. the Machines’ is energetic, emotional adventure from makers of ‘Spider-verse’

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 6, 2021

When Sony Pictures Animation released “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse” in 2018, the studio showcased its talent, and the film was a breath of fresh air for animated films which can at times feel...

‘Shadow and Bone’ is strong adaptation of fantasy novel series

‘Shadow and Bone’ is strong adaptation of fantasy novel series

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

If you're looking for the newest fantasy series to watch, look no further. Netflix definitely has your back with “Shadow and Bone,” a new show with eight episodes filled with tons of action,...

Mortal Kombat has some enjoyable moments for fans but is far from a quality film.

‘Mortal Kombat’ violently continues trend of questionable film adaptations of video games

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 6, 2021

Film adaptations of video game franchises have notoriously been subpar at best, and obscenely awful at worst. Mortal Kombat is a series that has experienced widely varying levels of quality with its...

ICDE Spring 2021 In-Person Dancers posing with Dr. Park and Ms. Harvie.

Iona College’s spring 2021 production explores social issues through vibrant performances

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 22, 2021

The Iona College Dance Ensemble’s spring 2021 production, “Social Justice in Motion,” premiered virtually on April 14 and featured a variety of performances that emphasized and advocated for change...

Concrete Cowboy use of live horses helps elevate the father-son drama.

Netflix’s ‘Concrete Cowboy’ saddles up and cements itself as an engaging, emotional drama

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 22, 2021

Based on the novel “Ghetto Cowboy” written by Gregory Neri, Netflix’s “Concrete Cowboy” is a thoroughly engaging Western drama that explores a strained family relationship using urban horseback...

Two Distant Strangers' time loop premise contributes towards an incredibly important discussion on police brutality in America.

‘Two Distant Strangers’ is standout short film that highlights dark realities of police brutality

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 22, 2021

Premiering on Netflix this month after its 2020 release, “Two Distant Strangers” is an incredibly unique and well-directed short film that is already  an Oscar nominee. Within its nearly thirty-minute...

Godzilla vs. Kong showcases its hysterically nonsensical fights with a spectacular level of action.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is far from complex, but thoroughly entertaining

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 8, 2021

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is a film that knows exactly what it wants to be straight from the start. The film doesn’t waste its time trying to be something that it’s not by pretending to have deep, symbolic...

Netflix’s ‘Moxie’ is a surprisingly well-executed coming-of-age story

Netflix’s ‘Moxie’ is a surprisingly well-executed coming-of-age story

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Directed by Amy Poehler, “Moxie” was released March 3 on Netflix. Up-and-coming actress Hadley Robinson plays Vivian, the daughter of Poehler, who is inspired to start the titular zine that tackles...

The four-hour long director's cut of Justice League tells an entirely different story from the original 2017 film.

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is significant improvement to original 2017 film

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Ever since the 2017 release of the original “Justice League,” fans of Zack Snyder relentlessly demanded to see his intended version of the film after he had to step down from the project. Now at...

Attack on Titan's final season wows fans with its explosive action and heart-wrenching story.

‘Attack on Titan’: Final season takes America by storm

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 8, 2021

The first part of “Attack on Titan’s” final season came to a mid-season close on March 28, and fans are still reeling from the heart-pounding anime’s cliffhanger.  Every so often, an anime...

Cherry features strong actors but doesn't utilize them properly.

‘Cherry’: a movie whose ambitions did not pay off

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Tom Holland is best known for playing Spider-Man in the MCU since his major film debut in 2016 in “Captain America: Civil War.” He is a beloved actor, crafting a personality around his quirks such...

The Marvel Universe continues to surprise with its latest entry: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

The Marvel Universe continues to surprise with its latest entry: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The latest series from Marvel, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” premiered on Disney+ on March 19. After the dust settles from the events of Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame," the series sees the resolved...

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