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‘The Politician’ exceeds expectations of trailer

“The Politician” premiered on Netflix on Sept. 27, 2019, which starred Ben Platt, who aspires to be President of the United States one day.
October 24, 2019

For those who love binge-watching comedy and politics, the wait is finally over for the new up-and-coming show, “The Politician.” As of Sept. 27, 2019, it is available for viewing on Netflix. The...

“Booksmart” refreshes, expands coming-of-age genre

“Booksmart” refreshes, expands coming-of-age genre
June 11, 2019

Once you’ve watched enough coming-of-age comedies, the expectations of the genre are clear. Take a couple of loveable misfit best friends. Give them a high stakes goal, usually based on alcohol or sex,...

Found Footage Festival captivates Toquet Hall audience

Found Footage Festival captivates Toquet Hall audience
October 8, 2018

By Katie Howard '19 and Melanie Lust '19

“A Simple Favor” combines comedy and thriller to create intriguing storyline

“A Simple Favor” combines comedy and thriller to create intriguing storyline
October 5, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 “A Simple Favor,” starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, is about two moms who each have a son the same age. While it was pitched as a thriller in the trailer, I entered...

“Deadpool 2”: worth a watch?

“Deadpool 2”: worth a watch?
June 8, 2018

By Jack Lev ’20 and Teddy Dienst ’20 Pro (Teddy): From the first second it started, all I saw were thrilling action scenes ranging from people getting shot to getting their heads cut off by a...

“Game Night” hits the theaters as newest comedy

“Game Night” hits the theaters as newest comedy
March 6, 2018

By Jake Navarro '20

NBC revives “The Office”

NBC revives “The Office”
January 8, 2018

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 Michael Scott. Jim Halpert. Dwight Schrute. Pam Beesly. What do these names all have in common? They are all recognizable characters from the hit NBC television show, “The...

English students use comedy to critique

English students use comedy to critique
June 13, 2017

By Molly Mahoney ’18 Whether it’s The Onion, Key and Peele or Saturday Night Live, all  of these are bound to leave an audience tearing up from laughter. However, each one’s comedy is rooted...

[Nov. 2016 Arts] Mixed reactions to SNL skits reflect election tension

November 23, 2016

By Cate Casparius ’19 & Jack Shapiro ’19   Saturday Night Live” is a television sketch comedy that satirizes many topics relating to American society, including the 2016 presidential...

American Housewife Falls Flat

American Housewife Falls Flat
October 20, 2016

ABC's fall TV lineup includes a show featuring Westport. The show is American Housewife and I was anxiously awaiting the premiere episode on Tuesday, October 11. Unfortunately for me, the show was a huge...

Documentaries with a Twist

(From left: Fred Armisen, Seth Myers, Bill Hader)
October 14, 2016

“Documentary Now!” is a comedy series that spoofs celebrated documentary films. Created by “Saturday Night Live” alumni Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and director Rhys Thomas, the show...

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