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‘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.
 ‘Anonymously Yours’ is another typical Netflix teen romance movie with all the familiar tropes done the exact same way.
 Grade: C- 
 Source: Photo Courtesy of Netflix

Rewatch Every Romance Movie Ever in ‘Anonymously Yours’

Kathryn Peterson January 25, 2022
"Anonymously Yours" is a combination of every other bad romance movie.
Jump into the military-themed action of ‘One Shot’

Jump into the military-themed action of ‘One Shot’

Ayma Malik December 17, 2021
“One Shot” lacks depth to separate it from other action films.
Reminiscence was an interesting take on exploring fictional technology. Although the movie was threaded with a confusing plotline, the setting and the unique use of hypnotic effects made it entertaining.
Photo Courtesy of HBO Max
Rating: B-

Take a Look Into the Past in ‘Reminiscence’

Lily Gurdison November 30, 2021
“Reminiscence” is a sci-fi romance story that incorporates a classic love tale with futuristic technology.
“Space Sweepers’ was lovable in every way, from their layered, diverse characters, to their perfect pacing and effective life lesson. Rating: A

Fight evil governments and collect space debris in ‘Space Sweepers’

Madison Land November 8, 2021
‘Space Sweepers’ is the type of movie that makes you want to go on adventures with those you love most, whether that’s family or friends to call a family, no matter how simple or extravagant the adventure might be.
Ride An Emotional Roller Coaster In ‘The Guilty’

Ride An Emotional Roller Coaster In ‘The Guilty’

Jackson Bogan October 27, 2021
“The Guilty” is a gripping dramatic movie following an officer who messes up and is forced onto 911 Operator duty while awaiting trial.
Karen Needs To See The Manager

“Karen” Needs To See The Manager

Kamiran Hinton September 29, 2021
"Karen" is a film that has high goals, but overall fails to accomplish them.