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I would rate the film four and a half stars out of five for its success in tackling an elaborate topic with sophistication and pleasurable historical recreation. The plot formulates each characters looming struggle with identity, even articulating in the film that “we‘re, all of us, passing for something.”

‘Passing’ tackles the complexity of racial perception in the 20s with sophistication

Madeline Michalowski '22, Assistant Creative Director December 16, 2021

One might think that returning to black and white filmmaking would reverse the incredible advances we have made in the film industry. The loss of color that often creates tone and emotion in a scene may...

“Dune” 2021, starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, is based on the 1965 sci-fi classic book. Taking place on an alien world with stunning cinematography, the movie succeeds at recreating the worldbuilding of the book.

‘Dune’ is the perfect book recreation, but fails to reach new audiences

Maya Hruskar ’23, Paper News Editor November 22, 2021

“Dune,” 2021 came out on Oct. 22 onboth  HBO Max and in theaters. Based on the book “Dune,” published in 1965, the movie takes place in the distant future and follows the life of a royal family...

Above is the age demographics of the people who attended “No Time to Die” on opening weekend.

When Bond meets Bond, ‘No Time to Die’ captivates audience in new James Bond film

Christopher Tatusko, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

After an 18 month long delay due to the covid 19 pandemic. Actor Daniel Craig is wrapping up his final film as the iconic James Bond in the newest Bond film ‘No Time to Die’. The film hit theaters...

Starring Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson, musical drama “Music” was released on Feb. 10.

Sia demonstrates ableism in new movie ‘Music’

Isabella Rivel '24, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Singer/songwriter Sia created “Music,” a movie that has been under fire recently, and for good reason. This movie and Sia’s behavior reek of disrespect and could be offensive to autistic viewers. “The...

Wonder Woman 1984, released in theatres and HBO Max on Christmas day, fails to meet expectations set by the first film.

‘Wonder Woman: 1984’ fails in face of expectations set by its predecessor

Maya Hruskar ’23, Paper Opinions Editor January 13, 2021

“Wonder Woman 1984” finally premiered in theatres and HBO Max on Christmas day, over three years after the first film in the franchise, “Wonder Woman” (2017), was released.  After 2020’s series...

“The Prom” was released on Netflix on Friday Dec. 11. It is the adapted screen version of the Broadway musical by the same name.

‘The Prom’ checks all the wrong boxes

Anna Diorio '23, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

If you are scrolling through Netflix, looking for a new movie to entertain you for the night, I would keep scrolling if you see “The Prom.” Although Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the stage show version...

The trailer for the movie depicts an apocalyptic scene, and pushes the idea that COVID-19 will be the end of the world as we know it.

‘Songbird’ heightens COVID-19 fears

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

In January, the first news of a cluster of a pneumonia-like illness was posted by the World Health Organization on social media. In February, the illness was named: COVID-19. On March 11, it was declared...

Hulu’s holiday romcom “Happiest Season” is successful in instilling empathy towards it’s characters and in communicating the struggle of finding acceptance in our heteronormative society.

‘Happiest Season’ breaks typical holiday movie mold

Madeline Michalowski ’22, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

We all know the classic holiday Hallmark movies. A struggling heroine finds the perfect guy on Christmas day, revealing how magical and wrapped-with-love this time of the year is. The movies are, of course,...

The Princess Switch: Switched Again is released on November 19, following the 2018 movie, The Princess Switch and introducing a similar but complicated plot as well as some new characters.

‘The Princess Switch: Switched Again’: a perfect holiday romantic comedy

Natasha Taubenheim ’22, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

The Princess Switch, a 2018 film directed by Michael Rohl is one of my top comfort movies. The romantic comedy features Vanessa Hudgens, one of my favorite childhood actresses, and takes place in fictional...

“Hocus Pocus” originally flopped when released in July 1993. The movie only earned $39.5 million at the box-office, a letdown for a studio like Disney. However, it was revived in the following years and found its audience through online streaming, TV airings, DVD, etc.

‘Hocus Pocus’ cast reunites for Halloween

Morgan Han-Lemus ’23, Staff Writer October 28, 2020

“Hocus Pocus” is casting its way back into viewers’ hearts this Halloween as the actresses who portray the Sanderson sisters reunite 27 years after the film’s initial release. Bette Milder, Kathy...

The new American comedic horror movie, Hubie Halloween, came out on Netflix on Oct. 7 and stars Adam Sandler.

‘Hubie Halloween’ review: A Halloween disappointment

Maria Krug ’22, Web Opinions Editor October 23, 2020

Many teenagers, through social media posts and comments, claimed “Hubie Halloween”  would be the movie that could “save 2020.” Excitement filled the air: a new Halloween movie would be coming...

The increase in popularity of streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV and Prime Video has been a huge contributor to the decline of the movie theater industry. Their wide variety of entertainment choices and convenience to watch from home often lead people to watch films from the comfort of their home rather than going out to the movies.

Beloved moviegoing experience competes with convenient home streaming services

Karina Murray '22, Blue Staff Paper Features Editor October 10, 2020

It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon. You decide it’s a good day to head to the movies; your favorite blockbuster just came out with a sequel. After picking up some friends on the way, you are welcomed...

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