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An official poster for Love Lies Bleeding (2024) from A24

Love Lies Bleeding Review: A trailblazer for gritty sapphic films

By Lorena Chavez, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

WARNING! SPOILERS! Upon the announcement of a new Kristen Stewart project in 2022, excitement has only grown for last month’s A24 release, "Love Lies Bleeding". With the release of the official trailer...

The movie poster for Dev Patels directorial debut Monkey Man.

Dev Patel’s Monkey Man: More than just an action movie

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2024

The neo-noir genre has gained popularity in recent years, especially with the popularity of the well-known "John Wick" franchise which is often the standard of comparison for similar movies. As soon as...

A Kung Fu Panda 4 promotional poster.

Kung Fu Panda 4 Review: Guess who’s back?!

By Kaylee Yang, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

DISCLAIMER: This review contains major spoilers for "Kung Fu Panda 4!!" "Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend.…” I’m sure everyone is familiar with...

One of the various teaser images from Madame Web, featuring the titular character (Dakota Johnson) and two of the Spider-Women (Sydney Sweeney and Isabela Merced).

Madame Web review: Wait… this isn’t Marvel???

By Natalia Nguyen and Kevin Pham March 4, 2024

DISCLAIMER: This review will contain minor spoilers about Madame Web. About an hour and 54 minutes after preview trailers ended, we came to the shocking realization that “Madame Web” was not a Marvel...

Still from the film Saltburn

Saltburn review: sometimes you have to bottom your way to the top

By Katheryn Consuegra, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 22, 2024

Sophie Ellix-Bextor’s song, “Murder On The Dancefloor,” had taken over my entire FYP. All of the videos to the song were teenagers walking out of a movie theater utterly flabbergasted after watching...

The official film poster of Priscilla (2023) dir. Sofia Coppola

Priscilla review: In the shadows of Graceland

By Lorena Chavez, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

“She’s much more mature for her age," said Jacob Elordi. Set against a backdrop of dreamy visuals and innocent girlhood, Sofia Coppola’s most recent release tells the bittersweet story of Priscilla...

Katheryn, Neela, and Kevin fawning over Coriolanus Snow

Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes — did we just fall in love with a dictator?!

By Neela Ravi, Kevin Pham, and Katheryn Consuegra December 10, 2023

DISCLAIMER: This review will contain major spoilers about The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. A tall, chiseled man with blonde curls captured the audience of the movie theater on opening...

Cover of the new Netflix movie Chupa. Chupa retells the story of the legend El Chupacabra and turns it into a familiy-friendly version.

‘Chupa’ Review: Retelling one of the most popular stories in Latino culture

By Judith Carrizales and Nicole Rodil Suarez April 24, 2023

I was visiting a friend's house for some occasion, and it was late — witch hour late. I wanted to go out into the yard that was connected to some of the woods at the back cause I was bored. I remember...

Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson sitting at the front of the sailboat talking on a satellite phone. [Netflix]

“True Spirit” Review: The spirit of perseverance

By Nicole Rodil Suarez, Photo Editor February 17, 2023

Soft rocking of a boat, waves crashing against the hull, the sound of the sea moving around the vessel. Calm, quiet, tranquil. BAM! Jessica Watson’s boat collided with a cargo ship. Shock. That...

Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws and Perrito the Dog set out on an adventure, in search of the Wishing Star. (DreamWorks Animation)

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” Review: An edgy yet heartwarming tale as old as time

By Brooke Bushong and My-Tran Vo January 27, 2023

Spoiler warning! The article contains MAJOR spoilers for "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish." Guitar! El Gato! Fireworks! "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" starts off with a big opening number befitting of...

Avatar: The Way of Water focuses largely on the strength of family bonds. Here, Jake Sully is teaching his older son, Neteyam, how to use a bow and arrow. (20th Century Studios)

“Avatar: The Way of Water” review: A wholesome story despite its flaws

By Manizeh Rahman, Contributing Writer January 27, 2023

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for "Avatar" and "Avatar: The Way of Water." When my dad asked me to point out the obvious indigenous stereotypes I noticed in the 2009 film "Avatar," I gave him...

Rosaline: Retelling of Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Hulus Rosaline show the embodiment of Gen-Z.

“Rosaline”: Hulu’s guide to turning an independent woman to a damsel in distress

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor November 14, 2022

This review will contain spoilers for “Rosaline.” During my freshman year at CVHS, I remember reading Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” and absolutely hating it. Nothing anyone ever told me made...

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