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The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Eddie Izzard and Cush Jumbo in Stay Close.

‘Stay Close’ flips the script on the serial killer genre

Ashley Fairchild, Asst. Copy Editor February 1, 2022

In the age of serial killer podcasts, documentaries, books and shows, Netflix’s original series “Stay Close” breathes life into the corpse-filled crime genre.  The show begins with the mystery...

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal premiered on Netflix on March 17.

New documentary shines stark light on the college admission scandal

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Netflix’s new documentary “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal,” gives viewers an enraging and shocking look into the largest college admissions scam in history.  In March...

Moxie was released on Netflix on March 3.

Amy Poehler’s ‘Moxie’ is paving the way for future representation in media

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

The Netflix original “Moxie” features a diverse cast and inspires hope for more diversity in media while raising viewers expectations of representation.  “Moxie,” released on March 3, is based...

Vanessa Hudgens plays three look-a-like characters in Netflixs The Princess Switch: Switched Again.

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

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer 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...

Poster for The Queens Gambit starring Anya Taylor-Joy.

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

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer 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...

Rebecca (Lily James) as Mrs. de Winter and Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter in Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca.

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

Emily Sorano, Journal Contributor 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...

The poster for Netflixs new series Emily in Paris.

“Emily in Paris” inspires cultural exploration and perseverance

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...

Movie poster for Kenny Ortegas Julie and the Phantoms.

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

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...

Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes in Netflixs new movie  “Enola Holmes.

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

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...

Three girls dance in front of a sunset.

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

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,”...

Leah Lewis and Alexxis Lemire in Netflixs new teenage rom-com The Half of It.

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

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...

A tiger and her cub.

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

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,...

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