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Netflix’s latest documentary dives deep into a serial killer’s mind

Netflix’s latest documentary dives deep into a serial killer’s mind

Kate Schneider

March 17, 2019


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“Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” gives a brand new perspective into the psyche of a serial killer and how brutal the infamous Ted Bundy was. Through the use of interviews with Bundy while he was on death row, real footage from his trial and interviews with those from his past, “Th...

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ falls short

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ falls short

Adin Zweigbaum

March 14, 2019


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Back when the first “How to Train Your Dragon” movie came out, it was considered an animated masterpiece, but the final installment to this trilogy does not live up to the original. DreamWorks Animation’s newest installment of the series begins with the small Viking town of Berk, yet again und...

‘Bumblebee’ mildly entertaining

‘Bumblebee’ mildly entertaining

Gabriel Kaplan

January 23, 2019


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When compared to other Transformer movies, “Bumblebee" directed by Travis Knight comes off as exceptional. However, “Bumblebee” is only mediocre compared to practically any other movie. “Bumblebee” holds a simple plot making it feel dull at times. The movie follows Charlie Watson (Hailee...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

Dahlia Krebs

December 4, 2018


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With a flashy set and a star-studded cast, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” originally looked to be this year’s holiday movie for families. However, even the cast can’t save the rushed plot and predictable twists. In this version of the fairytale, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young and cl...

Movie documentary demonstrates struggles, success

Movie documentary demonstrates struggles, success

Mira Malka

November 25, 2018


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Although Freddie Mercury has been gone for almost 27 years, his story remains relevant today. “Bohemian Rhapsody” does a fantastic job of touching on difficult topics like sexuality, family dynamics, the AIDS epidemic, and the price of fame. “Bohemian Rhapsody” opens with the story of Farrokh Bulsara ...

New “Star Wars” film presents stellar experience

Ethan Brown

December 22, 2015


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Before Dec. 18, no "Star Wars" film compared to George Lucas’ original trilogy. Fortunately, J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” lives up to all expectations and lays the foundation for many great films to come.

‘Spotlight’ shines on all levels

Ethan Brown

December 3, 2015


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To say Tom McCarthy’s new film “Spotlight” is a great journalism film would be an understatement, because it’s the best journalistic film since “All the President’s Men.” “Spotlight” tells the story of the 2002 child molestation scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Boston and th...

‘Master of None’ proves spectacular

Ethan Brown

November 30, 2015


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For a long time, Aziz Ansari stood behind the likes of Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and his other “Parks and Recreations” co-stars. But in Netflix’s new TV show “Master of None,” Ansari steps into the spotlight, and along with him, comes a fantastic show. The show stars Ansari as struggling a...

Bond film fails to impress

Ethan Brown

November 8, 2015


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Throughout Daniel Craig’s nine-year tenure as James Bond, he’s done more than most regular people could ever imagine doing. Unfortunately, Sam Mendes’ new film “Spectre,” finds Craig losing his footing as Bond. The film begins in Mexico City, and is set after the events of “Skyfall,”...

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