Thursday, June 8, 2023

Film and TV

Movie Review: “Renfield” is all bark and no bite

After a course on vampires, one could say that Staff Writer Nadya Ellerhorst has a stake in vampire films. After viewing “Renfield,” one of the latest newcomers to this distinct cinematic sphere, Ellerhorst has thoughts on the bloody, genre-defying film whose attempts at horror and humor may just be in vein.

Can we still watch and enjoy “Glee?”

While the TV show “Glee” is almost a right-of-passage when it comes to teen show binge-watching, in recent years, the show has become more and more difficult to watch. Why is that? And more importantly, can we still enjoy the show?

Movie Review: The darkness of “Broker” is expertly punctuated with light

Director Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Broker” isn’t your everyday road trip movie. Staff Writer Nadya Ellerhorst reviews the genre-defying, thought-provoking film that recently got its American release.

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.
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