“Big Little Lies” deserves its award success
BY TAMARAH WALLACE HBO’s limited television series adaptation of the best-selling novel by Liane Moriarty of the same name, “Big Little Lies,” first exploded onto the award scene at the primetime Emmys, where lead actress Nicole Kidman, supporting actor Alexander Skarsgård, supporting actress Laura Dern, diretor Jean-Marc Vallée and... Read more
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is a quirky treat
BY TAMARAH WALLACE As the first big win for Amazon Prime, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” made headlines last week after it won two Golden Globe Awards (Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Rachel Brosnahan) on January 7. The premise of... Read more
“The End of the F***ing World”: The brilliance of cockney accents and raw humor
BY ANNABELLE ROSA In many television series, it can easily be said that the themes of love, loss and torment are incredibly prevalent, awarding many shows a spot in the great pantheon of televised acclaim. However, the most successful shows utilize these themes while simultaneously bringing forth a new... Read more
“Call Me By Your Name” is a worthwhile and artful film
BY CASEY CHAPTER At this year’s Golden Globe Awards, many films were awarded for their cinematography, editing and acting. But one film that was nominated went unrecognized among the crowd. Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” was as beautiful as it was purposeful. Taking place in 1980s Italy,... Read more
The Just-Okay League: A look at the latest mediocre superhero movie
BY DARIAN SABLON From the very beginning with the less than stellar release of “Man of Steel” in 2012, the DC Extended Universe has always been seen as the inferior counterpart to the more successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the outstanding reception of “Wonder Woman,” there seemed to be... Read more
“Lady Bird” Review: The mystery of how life alone can mean everything and nothing
BY ANNABELLE ROSA Cinema is often renowned for one of two things: entertainment or artistic brilliance. “Lady Bird” is a movie which possesses the ability to have both. Simplicity, in many cases, is what affords such a film brilliance. “Lady Bird” opens with a mother and her daughter, Christine... Read more
Max and Mo’s: The new kids on the block
BY KYLE NELSON The few times I stopped into Renaissance Plaza on Pine Island and Griffin, I thought to myself, ‘wouldn’t it be great if there was a restaurant here?’ Now there is. Max and Mo’s opened on November 6 and has been booming with business ever since. Since... Read more
Review: Disney’s Food and Wine Festival
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE The annoyance associated with rising early had long been forgotten as people lined the entrance of Epcot an hour before the park opened eagerly basking in the anticipation of getting to participate in the magical Disney experience. Once the clock struck nine, people began trickling into... Read more
Review: “Game of Tiaras” puts drama department’s passion on full display
BY DANIEL RAKOWER With great shows filled with talented casts and memorable performances under its belt, CCHS’ thespians have managed to put on another fantastic show this year following last year’s “Little Shop of Horrors” with their production of “Game of Tiaras.” The show is a parody of both... Read more
“Thor: Ragnarok” is a godly misstep
BY DANIEL RAKOWER In the Norse myths of old, “Ragnarok” is a story of death and tragedy. It is a war so cataclysmal that it plunges the world into ice and fire, burning and breaking away the old world, and letting the new world be born in its ashes.... Read more