Thursday, January 26, 2023

Film and TV

Commentary: “Stranger Things” and its resonance on Generation Z

In the six years that "Stranger Things” has been in the media, it has captured quite the audience, specifically with Gen Z. Why does “Stranger Things” hold so much intrigue on this particular group? Nostalgia, relatability, digital culture and binge watching are all contributing factors to the resonance the show has on Gen Z.

Disney’s opposition to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill can serve as a stepping stone for inclusivity

BY ERIN MCGAYCopy Editor Disney has been at the forefront of conservative backlash following its public opposition to Florida’s proposed “Don’t Say Gay” bill,...

Commentary: “Euphoria” illustrates the complexity of addiction, abuse and toxic positivity

BY MIA GALLO Associate Mosaic Editor I have been patiently waiting since Aug. 4, 2019, for “Euphoria” to return to my television. The...

Commentary: Netflix’s “F is for Family” adult animation series puts the ‘F U’ in both fun and dysfunctional

I’ve said this once, and I’ll say it again: we don’t talk about adult animated television enough. Sure, “South Park” is annoying and “The Simpsons” is years past its prime, but I’m here to talk about a hidden gems of the genre - the recently-concluded “F is for Family.”

New year, same movie: Realizations from a rewatch

If it’s Dec. 31 and you live in a Russian household, chances are “Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром!” (“The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!”) is occupying your television screen. This year, my residence was no exception.

“King Richard:” The story of the family who led the Williams sisters to greatness

“King Richard” is a story of family, love and how those keep the drive for success alive.

“Squid Game” Commentary: How Netflix’s biggest hit stands up for the little guy

Its anti-capitalist metaphors aren’t a reflection of our society; they are our society.

“Impeachment: American Crime Story:” Monica Lewinsky’s truth on the small screen

The lapse in judgment she made when was 22 years old has followed her every day since.

Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya offer an inside look at “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster

This ability for both Chalamet and Zendaya to connect with their characters on a personal level is one of the aspects that makes “Dune” so special.

“Loki”: An in depth look at the finalized MCU TV series

“Loki” certainly set the pace for the MCU to carry out the new phase.

“The Chair”: Is the Netflix series a realistic snapshot of university departments?

Most chairs pick and choose their battles, trying to win respect all around. What the Netflix series portrays well are the perils of that diplomacy.

Podcast: The [Movie] Review

Money and movies — what do they have in common? In the podcast, "The [Movie] Review," Contributing Reporter Danny Zang and Managing Arts and Culture Editor Nadya Ellerhorst respond to this question through a critical lens.

My journey through the Shadow Fold

I had read and loved the books, so given my history of books I love turning into bad movies (ahem, “Percy Jackson”), I was pretty apprehensive about how this show would develop. Luckily, I was not disappointed.

Commentary: SPOILER ALERT: The new Cap is Black, and that’s fantastic

Mackie is known to speak up for himself and he portrays Sam in a way that will give Cap a new and better position in the world.
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