“Your Name” visual, emotional triumph

By Steve Manzo Staff Writer With the number of movie sequels and remakes that hit theaters today, it can feel as if Hollywood has completely run out of original ideas. “Your Name” does nothing to help their cause. The reason for that is because it wasn’t made in Hollywood at all. Originally releasing in Japan in 2016, this animated film came way of director Makoto … [Read more...]

“13 Reasons Why” shows honest depictions of suicide, rape, bullying, depression

By Kimmie Semiday A&E Editor On March 31, “13 Reasons Why” premiered on Netflix. The series is based off the 2007 young adult novel of the same name written by Jay Asher. “13 Reasons Why” tells the story Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, and her encounters during high school that ultimately lead to her suicide. The show begins with members of her … [Read more...]

Whitewashing is the least of “Ghost in the Shell’s” problems

By CJ Bamert Staff Writer Back in the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the character most people wish they could forget is a character named Mr. Yunioshi played by Mickey Rooney. For those unaware, Mickey Rooney is a white actor who was given big buck teeth, slanted eyes and a bad hair piece. It would best be described as “yellow face.” Today, whitewashing is still … [Read more...]

Dramatic “Victoria” will be back for second season

By Elizabeth Brantingson Staff Writer PBS has out done itself with its show “Victoria,” a drama about a teenager who is crowned Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) of England alongside of her husband Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). The shows costumes, performances and sets will transport viewers back in time to 1837. “Victoria” ended its first season on March 5, and is … [Read more...]