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“Kagura Bachi” tells a beautiful story through its panels, but it still has much room for growth.
Rating: B-Photo Credit: Shonen Jump

Beautifully Tragic, ‘Kagura Bachi’ weaves a devastating revenge tale

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
November 13, 2023
Becoming a meme has launched “Kagura Bachi” into the center of the manga world stage despite its infancy.
Red Riding Hood joins Cinderella’s tale to unveil a murderer at the ball.
Rating: B- Photo Credit: IMDB

‘Once Upon a Crime’ is a Typical Twist on a Classic Tale

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
October 18, 2023
‘Once Upon a Crime’ starts as a television comedy, but unfurls into an intricate murder plot.
“One Piece” changes many aspects of the source material but still holds onto its main themes.
Rating: A-Photo Credit: Netflix

‘One Piece’ breaks the live-action anime curse

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
October 3, 2023
The long-awaited live-action adaptation of “One Piece” covers the first “East Blue” saga where the straw-hat crew begins their journey.
“One Piece” changes many aspects of the source material but still holds onto its main themes.
Rating: A-Photo Credit: Netflix

‘Jujutsu Kaisen: Season 2’ is a stunning origin story

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
September 19, 2023
“Jujutsu Kaisen’s” much-anticipated continuation does not disappoint.
‘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.

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