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‘The Year Between’ follows the story of a college student recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Rating: CPhoto Credit: Full Spectrum Features

‘The Year Between’ Sends an Unclear Message

Gray Barranco, Staff Writer
April 26, 2023
“The Year Between” gives a confusing representation of mental illness.
“Utama” explores the effect that a changing environment has on people. Rating: C+ Photo Credit: Alma Films

Underdeveloped, Unnecessary, ‘Utama’ is an Underwhelming Drama Film

Elise Chan, Staff Writer
April 18, 2023
“Utama” has good intentions, but comes off as boring.
“Re/Member” has a thrilling horror aspect that will draw you in.
Grade: A-
Photo Credit: Netflix

Break out of a Murderous Time Loop in ‘Re/Member’

Emmanuel Miranda
March 22, 2023
"Re/Member" is a thrilling horror movie that follows a group of high school students who are stuck in a death loop until they can break the curse.
  “Dear David” accurately portrays the awkwardness of growing up.Rating:B+ Photo Credit: Netflix

‘Dear David’ is a Love Letter to Growing Up

Kathryn Peterson, Activities Director
March 20, 2023
This Indonesian coming of age film hits home.
Mindcage” tells the story of catching a murderer by getting help from another murderer.
Rating: C-
Art Credit:Lionsgate

‘Mindcage’ is a Copycat Horror Film About a Copycat Serial Killer

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
February 6, 2023
“Mindcage” is somewhat entertaining, but suffers from a cliché ending.
White Noise” is stellar in some aspects of filmmaking, but its complicated plot may ultimately drive people away. 
Grade: B-
Photo CreditNetflix

‘White Noise’ Manages to Silence and Clutter Thoughts Simultaneously

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
February 3, 2023
Witness the Gladney family navigate through a toxic crisis and its aftermath with their intense fear of dying.
“Blade of the 47 Ronin” is a mediocre samurai movie with a confusing plot.Rating: D Photo Credit: Universal Studios

Follow a Boring Samurai Legacy in ‘Blades of the 47 Ronin’

Kathryn Peterson, Activities Director
January 6, 2023
“Blade of the 47 Ronin” is uninspired and lazy at best.
 The Good Nurse tells the true story of Amy Loughren as she works to prove her co-worker is the Angel of Death.  Rating: B  Photo Credit: Netflix

Uncover the True Story of ‘The Good Nurse’

Kylie Dacquel, Staff Writer
November 20, 2022
This true crime film based on real events highlights issues in the healthcare system.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” unites modern cell phones with a mysterious ghost story. 
Rating: B-
Art Credit: Netflix

‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ is a Mild Scare

Lily Gurdison, Multimedia Editor
November 7, 2022
“Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” is entertaining, but lacks the main components of a horror film.
The Class takes six students from different backgrounds and brings them together through theater arts. Rating: D 
Art Credit: Brainstorm Media

‘The Class’ is a poor excuse for a coming of age film

Carmen Ruiz
October 26, 2022
"The Class" is just another attempt at another high school film.
“Drifting Home” tells a story about growth and savoring childhood through survival.
Grade: B+
Photo Credit: Studio Colorido

Soar into another world with ‘Drifting Home’

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
October 20, 2022
This heartwarming Japanese animated film touches on loss, forgiveness, and cherished memories.
‘The Youth Governor’ is a documentary featuring six students campaigning against each other for the title of Youth Governor. 
Rating:B+  Photo Credit: Greenwich Entertainment

Explore the Future of Politics in ‘The Youth Governor’

Katheryn Peterson, Activities Director
September 20, 2022
Follow the competition between six teens from all across California to win the title of Youth Governor.