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“The Turning” is Broken, Just Like You

“The Turning” is Broken, Just Like You

Pace Buchan

February 25, 2020

Director Floria Sigismondi's The Turning was the latest adaptation of the classic 1898 horror novella "The Turn of the Screw." The film follows Kate Mandell (Mackenzie Davis) who takes a job as a governess to a young orphan named Flora Fairchild (Brooklynn Prince) and her brother Miles (Finn Wolfhard...

Tender Tenders serves up exceptional chicken, mediocre ambiance

Tender Tenders storefront in San Rafael.

Samantha Parr, Staff

February 25, 2020

After hearing countless opinions about the crispy chicken and addictive fries at Tender Tenders, I knew that I had to see what the chatter was all about. Tender Tenders, a fast-food restaurant in San Rafael, focuses on one thing: chicken tenders. It is tucked away in the spacious parking lot of the Wes...

“Fug Yep No. 2” treads water

Otis Hixon

December 29, 2019

Although a nice novelty made for a good cause, The Shins’ new singles lacked the imagination of previous projects. A member of the group recently passed away due to alcoholism, so the single was released as a contribution to the Fug Yep Soundation’s series of singles to help raise money for combati...

A look back at “Blade Runner”

Otis Hixon

December 16, 2019

“Blade Runner” (1982) is a convoluted mess. With seven different cuts of the movie, it’s nearly impossible to get a definitive interpretation from the film, but the beauty of “Blade Runner” lies in this mystique; it poses questions that aren’t meant to have an answer. In many ways, these ...

“Living With Yourself” fails Paul Rudd

Nick Anthony

December 11, 2019

The concept portrayed in “Living with Yourself” is nothing new. Back in 2012, the Michael Keaton film “MULTIPLICITY” had a similar premise. Even disregarding the gimmick itself, the existence of “Living with Yourself” dutifully contributes to the “rom-com but with wacky, almost sci-fi t...

First Impressions: The Dark Crystal – Age of Rebellion

Hunter Nerviani

November 29, 2019

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Rebellion” is an episodic prequel to its 1982 film edition by Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. Released on Netflix on August 30, 2019, it’s clear from the first scene that the creators have stayed true to its predecessor. “Age of Rebellion” features incredibly complex and detail...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ refreshes satire

Otis Hixon

November 28, 2019

“Jojo Rabbit” is a charming coming of age story... set in Nazi Germany. Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is a ten-year-old German boy during WW2, and proud of it. He dreams of one day joining the ranks of the Third Reich, but on account of his youth, he settles for going to a camp for the Hitler Youth....

Lighthouse Review

Ella Richards

November 27, 2019

A gray, sickly sea dominates the screen - the sound of an engine fills your ears as a steamboat’s silhouette bobs into the scene. The camera turns to a shot from behind two men facing a desolate, rocky island. In the distance, the lighthouse comes into view.  “The Lighthouse” is directed by acclaime...

“Pokemon Shield” protects the franchise’s reputation

Nick Anthony

November 26, 2019

As the release date for Gamefreak’s yearly Pokemon game, “Pokemon Shield” grew nearer, I found myself getting more and more excited. Why, exactly, was I getting so excited for a franchise that releases a title almost every year? I couldn’t tell you. What I can tell you, however, is that my e...

Weezer’s newest album won’t disappoint

Aler Giffin, Staff

November 26, 2019

Weezer’s latest song “End of the Game” doesn't let listeners down, as the song intertwines the vibe of their past songs with a newer, fresher feel. It calls back the sound of old classic rock, and morphs it into a modern version, making it a great song to listen to whenever you need motivation...

Drake Drama’s Antigone X Captivates Audience in New Venue

Claire Love and Amber Simon in Antigone X. Photo courtesy Peter Parish.

Emily Cardwell, Staff

November 14, 2019

Drake drama has a new venue. Following the retirement of beloved Drake drama teacher David g. Smith, his former classroom has been remodeled into a new studio theatre.  Antigone X is the first play performed within the David g. Smith Studio Theatre and the first show directed by Peter Parish. It p...

She stood tall but content fell short

Kyla Seeley

November 11, 2019

The Netflix original “Tall Girl” accumulated significant backlash since its debut in mid-September. It deserved it.  The film follows six foot one – and a half – tall Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle) who struggles to fit in as a tall girl in high school. Her shorter friend Jack Dunkleman (Grif...