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Review: Political Comedy Series ‘Patriot Act’ Explains Controversial Issues

Lauryn LIn, Contributor

March 6, 2019

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is a political comedy series on Netflix aimed at explaining current controversial issues. The satirical show stars Hasan Minhaj, a former writer for The Daily Show who earned his degree in poli...

Movie Review: ‘Bird Box’ blindsides its competition

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

January 9, 2019

  Maybe you've seen that Netflix ad of Sandra Bullock with a blindfold and wondered what that's about. Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic thriller directed by Susanne Bier and based on Josh Malerman's novel of the same...

Review: “The Haunting of Hill House”

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

November 13, 2018

Netflix's new TV series The Haunting of Hill House is a psychologically gripping "horror drama" directed by Mike Flanagan, who has risen to fame in horror with works like Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil. The series is ...

Review: “A Star Is Born”

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

October 8, 2018

I just walked out of the movie theater crying my eyes out so kudos to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in their newest film, A Star Is Born. This is Cooper's directorial debut and Gaga's first big-screen movie. It's the fourth re...

Sierra Burgess Is Problematic

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

September 25, 2018

Netflix's Sierra Burgess Is a Loser has received much criticism from Twitter since its release on September 7th. Director Ian Samuels and screenwriter Lindsey Beer have failed to create a film that meets the standards of r...

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