Thursday, November 30, 2023

Film and TV

Missing Halloween? Here are some throwbacks to extend the holiday

Last month, four brave Mosaic writers ventured through time and space to curate a collection of their favorite films from Halloween’s past.

Christopher Nolan’s movies ranked

After watching “Oppenheimer” this summer, Staff Writer Alex Lavinson has since seen every Christopher Nolan-directed movie. Read and find out his favorites, least favorites and all that lies between.

Book review: “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods”

Since the original five-book run of his “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, Rick Riordan has spent the past few years expanding his fictional world of teenage demigod dilemmas through multiple well-received spinoff series. The titular Percy Jackson returns to the spotlight with Riordan’s latest release, and as a huge “Olympians” fan, Co-Managing Mosaic Editor Gaby Nieves has some thoughts to share.

Movie Review: “Dumb Money” (2023)

“Dumb Money” is the comedic, yet historical account of how a group of Reddit stock investors blindsided billionaire hedge fund managers by boosting GameStop (GME) stock “to the moon.” See what Staff Writer Alex Lavinson has to say about the new movie starring Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, America Ferrera and many more.

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.
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