The Suffolk Journal

“Emily in Paris” inspires cultural exploration and perseverance

The poster for Netflix's new series

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Netflix’s original series “Emily in Paris” features a “The Devil Wears Prada” workplace environment where Emily, a young American, takes a job in Paris for a marketing firm with the intent to bring an American perspective to the competitive field of marketing.  Paris, the city of love, with amazing food, ...

Netflix’s “Julie and The Phantoms” is the next “High School Musical,” but with a spooky twist

Movie poster for Kenny Ortega's

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

From executive producer Kenny Ortega, the influential director of “Newsies,” “High School Musical” and “Hocus Pocus,” comes Netflix’s new original series, “Julie and The Phantoms.” This coming of age story tells a moving tale about letting go of regrets, loving yourself and standing ta...

Netflix’s “Enola Holmes” inspires the next generation to create their own future

Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holme's in Netflix's new movie  “Enola Holmes.

Alida Benoit, Journal Contributor

October 6, 2020

Netflix’s new original movie, “Enola Holmes,” is an inspiring coming-of-age tale that will connect with women of all ages for years to come. The messages to be true to yourself, trust your gut and to never bow down when a man tells you to, are strong in this mystery movie, which is based off of Na...

“Cuties” and #CancelNetflix: Is it worth the controversy?

Three girls dance in front of a sunset.

Caitlyn Green, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

On Sept. 10, #CancelNetflix was the number-one trending hashtag on Twitter. For once in our increasingly polarized country, the left and right picketed digitally against the same problem: “Cuties,” the debut film of French-Sengali director Maïmouna Doucouré.  “Cuties” premiered at the 2020 Sundance ...

Netflix Needs More Rom-Coms Like “The Half of It”

Leah Lewis and Alexxis Lemire in Netflix's new teenage rom-com

Sarah Lukowski

May 5, 2020

Netflix’s new coming-of-age film “The Half of It,” directed by Alice Wu, needs to be celebrated for its honest take on high school friendships, Chinese-American identity and most importantly, what it means to be queer.  “The Half of It” is full of authenticity and heart as the school outcast ...

Why the focus needs to shift from ‘Tiger King’ to tiger conservation

A tiger and her cub.

Ainsley Miles

April 9, 2020

The Netflix docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” released on March 20, captured the minds of viewers across America, but was it for the right reasons? The extravagant Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, attracted attention for his role in a murder-for-hire plot ...

You’ll never find another like her

You’ll never find another like her

Sarah Lukowski

February 12, 2020

Global superstar Taylor Swift released her Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” on Jan. 31, giving fans an intimate look into her life from the singer’s rise to stardom as a teenager to the release of her seventh album, “Lover.” The documentary, directed by Lana Wilson, follows Swift’s ...

‘The Highwaymen’ depicts unique angle about the death of Bonnie and Clyde

Woody Harrelson (left) and Kevin Costner (right) in the film

Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, better known as the infamous pair of partners-in-crime Bonnie and Clyde, were known for their string of murders during the 1930s, but it was Frank Hamer and Maney Gault who pulled the trigger and fatally shot the couple in order to finally end their...

Film Review: Artistic cinematography in ‘Roma’ depicts family life

Harper Wayne

March 11, 2019

“Roma,” a film written, directed, filmed, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso Cuarón, is a foreign semi-autobiographical movie set in Colonia Roma, a neighborhood within Mexico City in the early 1970s. The story is loosely based on Cuarón’s own upbringing and life experiences. Gabriela Rodriguez,...

‘Period. End of Sentence.’ ends taboo around menstruation

‘Period. End of Sentence.’ ends taboo around menstruation

Hannah Mitchell

March 6, 2019

Tampons, pads and periods are things that many people are familiar with nowadays. Girls may be uncomfortable with the idea of having their period at first, but as they grow older, most girls become comfortable with the idea. By having resources within reach, females learn that having your period is simply...

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Hannah Mitchell

February 21, 2019

Nearly everyone is familiar with Ted Bundy, the American serial killer who kidnapped, raped and killed at least 30 women in the 1970s. Whether people want to admit it or not, they are fascinated by monsters like Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and, in this case, Ted Bundy. It is one of those situations...

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

“You” blurs the line between love and obsession

Sarah Lukowski

February 21, 2019

The evocative and disturbing thriller television series “You” has kept viewers on the edge of their seats since its release on Netflix in December by showing that obsession does not always equal love. “You” is based on the novel of the same title by Caroline Kepnes. The show follows New York...

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