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The limited drama series “The Queen's Gambit” may not seem thrilling at first glance, but within a few episodes, each move the characters make keeps viewers at the edge of their seat. 

“The Queen’s Gambit” traps us one move at a time

Ria Phelan March 17, 2021

The limited drama series “The Queen's Gambit” may not seem thrilling at first glance, but within a few episodes, each move the characters make keeps viewers at the edge of their seat.  The story follows...

Based in 1927, the movie follows Ma Rainey, played by Viola Davis, and her band as they record an album in Chicago.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A window into the past and the present

Priyanka Anand January 25, 2021

Much like the call-and-response pattern of multiple voices in Blues music, the characters in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom continually engage in conversation, attempting to make sense of the unreasonable...

Crash Landing on You

Crash Landing on You

Nicole Ong May 25, 2020

Whether you’re a Korean drama fanatic or new to the genre, “Crash Landing on You” is sure to captivate you and bring on everything that makes a drama special — action, suspense and, you guessed...

Love is Blind

Love is Blind

Michelle Zhu May 25, 2020

For most, marriage is a test of compatibility and longevity for a couple, built on the sturdy foundations of dating and living life together. But in 2020, Netflix decided to unravel this idea in their...

3 shows to binge watch while in quarantine

Ron Aich, Nicole Ong, and Michelle Zhu May 25, 2020

When you’re stuck in quarantine, what else is there to do other than bake many, many loaves of sourdough or whip up some Dalgona coffee? You guessed it: Netflix. But if you’re having trouble finding...

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever

Ron Aich May 25, 2020

The release of Never Have I Ever represents a monumental moment in Hollywood history. For the first time ever, Netflix viewers were treated to an Indian lead character. A stereotype-breaking, first-generation...

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Movie Review: “Weathering With You”

Diana Xu February 7, 2020

*Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Weathering with You.” Simply put, I loved director Makoto Shinkai’s heart-wrenching new anime “Weathering with You.” Its unpredictable...

Happy holidays! Released Nov. 22,

Holiday Movies: Frozen 2

Medha Upadhyay December 11, 2019

It’s official: Disney has managed to recreate the magic. Anna and Elsa are back with the whole gang, and Frozen fever is back in full force.   The royal sisters don’t feel quite the same...

Enjoy the holiday by watching these recommended movies.

Holiday Movies

December 11, 2019

Let It Snow

Sloka Suresh December 11, 2019

A recent addition to Netflix's Christmas-themed rom-coms, “Let It Snow” stands apart from the bland and predictable holiday releases expected during this time of year. Complete with the quintessential...

Knight Before Christmas

Lillian Fu December 11, 2019

This winter, Netflix added another holiday original to its supply with “The Knight Before Christmas.” Starring Vanessa Hudgens, a romantic comedy icon, this movie promises everything a rom-com lover...

Last Christmas

Claire Chiu December 11, 2019

Even with a sea of rom-coms to choose from, the movie “Last Christmas” stands out. On Nov. 8, “Last Christmas” starring Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke premiered. Unsurprisingly, the movie’s...

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