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Paper Tiger is a lazy, tone-deaf special from Bill Burr

<em>Paper Tiger</em> is a lazy, tone-deaf special from Bill Burr

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 09/12/19 In his new comedy special Paper Tiger, Bill Burr aims to critique the nuances of an ever-polarized and political American society, but instead, he bumbles through 67 minutes of awkward, aggressive tabloid humor with only rare moments of respite from what can only be described as an act of dogmatic […]

The Worst Witch is a treat for viewers young and old

<em>The Worst Witch</em> is a treat for viewers young and old

Timothy Rush | Staff Writer 08/29/19 Many shows fly under the radar and don’t largely receive a lot of mainstream attention. Sometimes it’s because they’re bad, and sometimes it’s because the genre is not one that people pay a large amount of attention to. A strong example of the latter is The Worst Witch, a […]

Invader Zim successfully returns to Earth

<em>Invader Zim</em> successfully returns to Earth

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 08/22/19 Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, released on Netflix this past Friday, is yet another film to join the long list of media from the 90s and early 2000s to be rebooted and brought back to life. More than a decade since the final episode of the show aired, Netflix […]

She-Ra reboot returns with iffy second season

<em>She-Ra</em> reboot returns with iffy second season

Timothy Rush | Staff Writer 05/02/19 Second seasons can be hits or misses. It is hard to capture the same magic that made the first season great or continue the same story arcs efficiently. In turn, a new season grants a new opportunity to right the wrongs of the previous one. Overall, season 2 of […]

I Think You Should Leave is hilarious, but needs to abandon gross-out humor

I Think You Should Leave is hilarious, but needs to abandon gross-out humor

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 04/29/19 Sketch comedy is hard. Tim Robinson knows this, but has the tools to pull it off — he was a featured player and writer on Saturday Night Live. He has pulled out all the stops for I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, creating a sketch […]

Santa Clarita Diet season 3 satisfying, worth a taste

<em>Santa Clarita Diet</em> season 3 satisfying, worth a taste

Timothy Rush | Staff Writer 04/11/19 Returning with gore and laughs to usher in April, the third season of Santa Clarita Diet delivers on many of its expectations. In this horror-comedy, the audience follows the events following Sheila Hammond’s (Drew Barrymore) transformation into an undead being with a hunger for human flesh. She must learn […]

Highwaymen tells Rangers’ side of Bonnie and Clyde

<em>Highwaymen</em> tells Rangers’ side of Bonnie and Clyde

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 04/04/19 The often-mythicized tale of the young duo of criminals Bonnie and Clyde is now being told from a new point of view. This time around, the story of fugitives is being told from the side of the men who caught the famous pair of robbers. The Highwaymen, released to […]

Action film Triple Frontier fails to justify runtime

Action film <em>Triple Frontier</em> fails to justify runtime

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 03/21/19 Imagine a little over two hours of action-packed, beautifully shot yet dialogue heavy boredom. If that feels like a contradiction, it is. It’s an oxymoron titled, Triple Frontier. Netflix’s newest movie, directed by J. C. Chandor, was released March 13. It is star-studded and has peaks of action, but […]

The Umbrella Academy a fresh take on hero genre

<em>The Umbrella Academy</em> a fresh take on hero genre

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 02/21/19 Gothic and superhero aesthetics are usually on either side of a spectrum, but in the middle is Netflix’s newest show, The Umbrella Academy. Based on the comic book series written by former My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, this show brings something new […]

Despite tonal problems, Netflix’s art thriller Velvet Buzzsaw still a gory romp about art’s elite

Despite tonal problems, Netflix’s art thriller <em>Velvet Buzzsaw</em> still a gory romp about art’s elite

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 02/07/19 Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw is an exciting and enjoyable art piece that takes a critical look at the professional art scene of Los Angeles. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays art critic Morf, Rene Russo as gallery owner Rhodora Haze and Zawe Ashton, playing Rhodora’s business partner Josephina as the leads […]

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