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Mindcage” tells the story of catching a murderer by getting help from another murderer.
Rating: C-
Courtesy of 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 Courtesy of Netflix

‘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.
Netflixs heart-warming ‘Rescued by Ruby’ depicts the real-life story of an anxious K-9 search dog named Ruby. Rating: A+ Photo Credit: Fezziwig Studios

‘Rescued by Ruby’ portrays a hyperactive and anxious K9 duo ready to save lives

Hannah Paine
May 10, 2022
The feel good dog film is a rare homerun with a happy ending.
‘Tall Girl 2’ is a let down that makes an attempt to be genuine. Rating: C-Photo Credit: Netflix

High school movies are all the same, ‘Tall Girl 2’ is no different

Gray Barranco
April 26, 2022
‘Tall Girl 2’ adds no value to the romance and drama movie scene and did not need to be made.
Hudas Salon is a fearless statement on women’s oppression

‘Huda’s Salon’ is a fearless statement on women’s oppression

Ayma Malik
March 31, 2022
Not everything is as it seems in “Huda’s Salon.”
‘Belle’ is a captivating, modern retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

‘Belle’ is a captivating, modern retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Ayma Malik
February 8, 2022
Mamoru Hosada's newest film shows how the internet can be used to reinvent yourself.