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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

“Violet Evergarden” is an emotional spectacle of the human spirit

“I want to know what ‘I love you’ means,” are the words spoken by Violet Evergarden in the first episode of Kyoto Animation’s newest project of the same name. The 13-episode series, which was...

“Russian Doll” is an exclusive invitation to the world’s longest birthday party

Describing Netflix’s new series, “Russian Doll” as simply “good” would be doing it a huge disservice. Set in New York City, the series begins with software engineer, Nadia Vulvokov, staring at her reflection in...

Superheroes: The fight between television and film

The superhero genre has become a staple in today’s film and television industry. It’s become the driving force of contemporary blockbusters, with many of them becoming the highest-grossing movies every summer. Marvel and DC...

“Daredevil” dares to challenge the superhero film

Netflix has solidified itself as one of the best generators of original programming, rivalling the likes of modern powerhouses like AMC and HBO. No longer must cord-cutters leave their rooms to join their family...

“Community: VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing” Review

By far, the best part of “VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing” was the Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi) plotline. With Troy gone, Annie and Abed are in need of a roommate to...

“Community: Basic Intergluteal Numismatics” Review

Ever since “Community” pulled out a mafia episode and a paintball episode at the end of season one, the show has been praised for its “high concept” episodes — ideas that can be easily...

“Stranger Things 2’”s got a lot on its mind, but its characters still rule

This article contains spoilers for “Stranger Things” season one. Nostalgia is a poor man’s way of romanticizing the past for cheap emotional resonance; in film, television, music, it’s pandering, bypassing a link with an audience...

“Homecoming”: Amazon’s newest project is a showcase of the twisted nature of reality

Amazon’s latest foray into original content is a surreal experience. “Homecoming” follows the the life of Walter Cruz, a war veteran who attempts to re-enter civilian life by joining the titular “Homecoming” project. The...

“Community: App Development and Condiments” Review

On “Community” this week, we’re back to focusing on the original members of the study group: Annie (Alison Brie), Abed (Danny Pudi), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), Jeff (Joel McHale), and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) —...

“Community: Cooperative Polygraphy” Review

Thankfully, “Cooperative Polygraphy” addressed a few of the concerns I’ve had with this season of “Community” so far, namely the splitting of the group and the lack of emotional connection. This episode was a...