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“Bandersnatch” combines interactive gaming with television

“Bandersnatch” combines interactive gaming with television

Dana Perelberg ’20

January 15, 2019

“Do you understand? Click yes or no.” The question pops up on my screen after a guided tutorial on how to watch “Bandersnatch”, the newest addition to the “Black Mirror” series on Netflix. At first the show seems like more of a game than an episode. But as an avid watcher of the series, I’ve...

‘Bandersnatch’ changes the way movies are watched

‘Bandersnatch’ makes its debut as Netflix's very first interactive movie

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Black Mirror is a popular Netflix series that dives into the world of modern technology while observing the ramifications these new technologies have on our society. Netflix recently came out with a movie based off of this series, “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” the first interactive movie avai...

‘The Princess Switch’ offers light-hearted escape during cold winter months

'The Princess Switch' offers light-hearted escape during cold winter months

Roxanne Augeri '20

December 20, 2018

As we all prepare for annual winter hibernation, Netflix is often a staple for a night in. On these nights, I reach for the lighthearted feel-good movies, wanting a good escape. “The Princess Switch,” while corny at times, has provided just that. The story follows ordinary Chicago baker Stacy...

Netflix succeeds in reinventing “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”

Netflix succeeds in reinventing “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”

Abby Fleming '20

November 19, 2018

Derived from the sitcom “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is a dark adaptation of the 90’s classic. The new show is far more dark, sinister and twisted, creating a whole new world that viewers never saw coming. It also strings commentary on social issues throughout...

Similarities and differences in ‘American Vandal’ season two keep the audience watching

Graphic by Melanie Lust '19

Elliot Kaufman '19

October 10, 2018

A comical murder mystery is an idea that very few people could even imagine, but the Netflix original “American Vandal” is just that. Season two came out on Sept. 14, 2018 and I was binge watching it right away. I had been waiting for this day ever since I finished the last episode of season...

New Netflix original movie comments on Westport lifestyle

New Netflix original movie comments on Westport lifestyle

September 30, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20 On Sept. 14, 2018 Netflix released a new movie that dives into the secrets of Westport, Connecticut, the hometown of most students at Staples High School. Although it seems like a tiny town, it is commonly known as an affluent and educated community. “The Land of Steady Habits,”...

Not loving this teen rom-com with all my heart

Not loving this teen rom-com with all my heart

September 27, 2018

By Ella Bloomingdale ’20 Have you been on Instagram lately? Snapchat? Twitter? Any form of social media? If you haven't been living under a rock, you are aware of Peter Kavinsky, the lead character role in Netflix’s original movie "To All the Boys I've Loved Before", directed by Peter Kavinsky...

“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” promotes spiteful messages to teenagers

“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” promotes spiteful messages to teenagers

September 20, 2018

By Hannah Schmidt ’19 It’s 1984 and a young Molly Ringwald plays a character in the movie “16 Candles” where she analyzes her 16-year-old self in a mirror. She adjusts her short, red curls and assures herself that her body is no different than it was the day before, when she was still 15-years-old. Thirty-four...

Season two of “13 Reasons Why” needs a trigger warning

Season two of “13 Reasons Why” needs a trigger warning

June 8, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20   On May 18, I clicked onto Netflix to find season two of “13 Reasons Why” at the top of my screen. It had come out that day and there was already uproar over controversial scenes. I pressed play, expecting to immediately view a new episode. What I got instead was a...

“13 Reasons Why” doesn’t impress with a second season

“13 Reasons Why” doesn’t impress with a second season

June 7, 2018

By Kevin Ludy '19 After sitting down to watch the second season of “13 Reasons Why,” I didn’t know what to expect. While I thoroughly enjoyed the first season, even though it was commonly regarded as controversial, I was unsure of how they were going to follow up in the story in the aftermath of Hannah’s 13 tapes. As the season moved...

“Dear White People”: is it worth watching?

“Dear White People”: is it worth watching?

June 7, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20 A Netflix-original show, “Dear White People” released a second season of their television series on May 4. This series takes place at a university where African Americans students face extreme racism, including police brutality and segregation. “Dear White People”...

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