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The Mirror

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The Mirror

Parker Finn’s latest horror venture isn’t the least bit horrifying

Smile made me frown more than anything

Sosie Bacon’s performance in “Smile” offers nothing to smile about.
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-EditorPublished Oct 9, 2022
Sosie Bacon’s performance in “Smile” offers nothing to smile about.
Florence Pugh shines and Harry Styles whines as Olivia Wilde’s second directorial effort collapses in on itself.

Nothing to worry (or care) about here: Don’t Worry Darling Review

Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature has become synonymous with blatantly unnecessary drama and divided speculation for the past couple months.
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-EditorPublished Sep 30, 2022
Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature has become synonymous with blatantly unnecessary drama and divided speculation for the past couple months.
Theres a message for everyone in Butters Final Meal

There’s a message for everyone in “Butter’s Final Meal”

Executive Producer Julie Bram shares why she wanted to be part of the long journey to get the film to screens.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished Mar 3, 2022
Executive Producer Julie Bram shares why she wanted to be part of the long journey to get the film to screens.
Fall in love with some unconventional films this Valentine’s Day

Fall in love with some unconventional films this Valentine’s Day

Here are 10 movies that defy the conventional drama and cliché endings of love stories.
By Jaden Hantman, Staff WriterPublished Feb 13, 2022
Here are 10 movies that defy the conventional drama and cliché endings of love stories.
One critic claim that ‘Lantern’s Lane’  is like an insurance commercial – just without the creativity.

REVIEW | “Lantern’s Lane” is a joke of a horror film

A story illustrated through cheesy lines and not so frightful scares was a definite miss.
By Vannesa Machado, Staff WriterPublished Nov 24, 2021
“Lantern’s Lane” failed to tick the boxes for me on what a good horror film is.
Angel Hernandez on the set of his film The Enfreakening.

Film production: Quiet on the campus set

Dealing with at home learning, student directors dwell on their hardships of last year and their return.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished Nov 22, 2021
Dealing with the hardships and challenges of last year, students face new obstacles coming back.
Though polarizing fans, the film has made nearly 300 million at the box office.

REVIEW | Marvel’s “Eternals” is a confusing and dull experience

Marvel’s latest entry to the universe “Eternals” featured big names but failed to deliver a satisfying story.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished Nov 14, 2021
Though it brings some cool concepts to the table, MCU’s “Eternals” is ultimately a forgettable watch.
The success of the film had already greenlit a sequel to be set to release in 2023.

REVIEW | “Dune” is a slow but spectacular adaptation of a sci-fi classic

Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the classic novel shows its strength in its presentation and worldbuilding.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished Nov 4, 2021
A dive into the first part of the film leaves a little more to be desired in the sequel.
A tale of horror and heartbreak: Thakur Singh entrusts his property to Raghuveer, his elder son, and leaves nothing for Dhurjan, a devil worshipper. Dhurjan swears to bring death to the family.

Unconventional horror films to watch this Halloween

A seasonal streaming guide to the best fright-night horror movies to watch this Halloween, but with a twist!
By Jaden Hantman, Staff WriterPublished Oct 29, 2021
From witchcraft to slasher, here’s a guide to fill your Halloweekend with tricks and treats. 
Venom has grossed nearly $300 million worldwide since its release.

REVIEW | “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

The Venom franchise returns for another exciting film following the story of Venom and new villain, Carnage.
By Jessica Cervantes, Staff WriterPublished Oct 20, 2021
Hit your local movie theater and follow the story of Venom and Carnage.
The popularity of the show has caused Netflix to already renew it for a fourth season.

Wasting Recess | Episode 8: My love for “Sex Education”

The hit comedy-drama “Sex Education” returns as one of the top 10 shows on Netflix.
By Csarina Jarencio, Podcast/Social Media EditorPublished Oct 5, 2021
Csarina shares the multiple reasons for why she loves this show: " Every single person in this story.. they are written in a way that teenagers actually sound."
There is a certain quiet nostalgia to every single image in the films, which only ages better over time.

Wasting Recess | Episode 7: To grow in the world of Pixar and Ghibli

Csarina discusses the nostalgia and growing impact of Pixar and Ghibli films
By Csarina Jarencio, Podcast/Social Media EditorPublished Sep 22, 2021
Wasting Recess is back again exploring the cultural impact of Disney films
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