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New original Christmas movies and shows coming to Netflix this holiday season

Vanessa Hudgens plays three look-a-like characters in Netflix's
November 17, 2020

Grab some hot cocoa and your favorite blanket. Netflix has a lineup of new feel-good original movies and TV shows that you’ll want to cozy up on your couch and watch during this unconventional holiday...

Netflix’s new series “The Queen’s Gambit” should be on everyone’s watchlist

Poster for
November 10, 2020

In a game notorious for thinking ahead and well planned moves, “The Queen’s Gambit” takes the audience on a shocking, emotional journey from start to finish through the eyes of a young chess player.  “The...

The “Rebecca” retrospective: Netflix’s “Rebecca” and a study in adaptation

Rebecca (Lily James) as Mrs. de Winter and Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter in Ben Wheatley’s
"Everything old is new again, but new does not have to be so often indulged."
October 27, 2020

This is a ghost story. From the very beginning of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel “Rebecca,” the unnamed protagonist is haunted by the specter of her husband’s first wife. But in Ben Wheatley’s...

“Emily in Paris” inspires cultural exploration and perseverance

The poster for Netflix's new series
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...

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

Movie poster for Kenny Ortega's
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...

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.
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...

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

Three girls dance in front of a sunset.
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,”...

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

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

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

A tiger and her cub.
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,...

You’ll never find another like her

You’ll never find another like her
Taylor Swift releases ‘Miss Americana’ documentary on Netflix
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...

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

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

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

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...

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