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To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

Jessica Konrad

April 19, 2019

"Wonder woman.” “Lady Bird.” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Beyond the massive success of each of these films, there is another factor that unites them all. Each one features a female director. From the reception of each of these films, viewers can see that women have made tremendous ...

Just Keep Shuffling: New Apple streaming service lacks innovation, adds to overabundance of TV

Just Keep Shuffling: New Apple streaming service lacks innovation, adds to overabundance of TV

Heidi Peng

March 22, 2019

As more and more streaming services have emerged and cable TV has fallen out of favor, my father can only think one thing: More is more. Thus, over the course of four years, I have amassed five different streaming services—Amazon Prime, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix and YouTube TV. However, recently there...

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Ashwin Prasad, Lily McAndrews

February 22, 2019

Experienced, entertaining host Kevin Hart should be forgiven for decade-old homophobic tweets As many of you know by now, the Oscars will not have a host this year. Its original host, Kevin Hart, quit the role because of Twitter backlash over his homophobic tweets. I’m not condoning his tweets. He has admitted what he said was wrong...

Watching in Horror: As Halloween approaches, new horror films hit theaters; IB film teacher, students explain how genre stays relevant

Watching in Horror: As Halloween approaches, new horror films hit theaters; IB film teacher, students explain how genre stays relevant

Isabella White, Jesse Cooper

October 25, 2018

The first horror film on record is “Le Manoir du Diable,” created in 1896, according to IMDb. Since that time, horror movies have gripped audiences, forcing them to the edge of their seats. These films documenting gore, suspense and fear have attracted large audiences without fail, remaining rele...

Coloring in the lines: Movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to star all-Asian cast, emphasizes importance of representing minorities

Coloring in the lines: Movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to star all-Asian cast, emphasizes importance of representing minorities

Alina Yu

August 14, 2018

As summer ends and school  begins, it is never too late to stop by the theater to catch a movie. But what to watch? Among film selections recently, I have noticed an increase of minority representation, whether that be nearly all African-American casts such as “Black Panther,” which grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide over its opening weekend according to T...

Movie Musical Showdown: With Pitch Perfect movie coming out, students compare it with known movie series, High School Musical

Kris Otten, Entertainment Reporter

December 14, 2017

After two movies, “Pitch Perfect” will be coming out with a third film on Dec. 22. According to BuzzFeed, since its first release in 2012, “Pitch Perfect” has made over $100 million with a $17 million budget. People often contribute this popularity to the rise of incorporating singing and danc...

Netflix: Hit or Miss? CHS students debate large expenditures on Netflix Original movies

Kassandra Darnell, Reporter

November 17, 2017

Next year, Netflix plans to spend $8 billion on Netflix Original programs. According to a Bloomberg article, the platform will release around 80 original movies and venture into creating more foreign TV series in order to attract international customers, making it comparable to networks like HBO and other...

Ani…Movie?

Bryce Cheng, Reporter

August 15, 2017

First of all, I want to establish that I am not an anime expert; however, I am very aware of the controversy regarding American productions of anime.  The Hollywood version of “Death Note,” scheduled to be released on Netflix Aug. 25, has received relentless backlash, similar to previous Americ...

#NotMyRodrick

#NotMyRodrick

Jacob Fecht, Entertainment Reporter

May 18, 2017

On July 29th, 2016, the team behind the original three Diary of a Wimpy Kid films announced the fourth film in the relatively inconspicuous series. Originally the decision was to never produce a fourth movie, as many of the actors had aged and wouldn’t properly fit the character. The outrage first...