Netflix’s new movie Death Note: Nothing special

By Ellen Cicchitti Staff Writer When Netflix’s liveaction film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s best-selling anime and manga series Death Note was released, fans were skeptical and for good reason. Hollywood, in recent years, has been known for the awful liveaction remakes of beloved cartoons and anime. The main story of Death Note is about a high school … [Read more...]

“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...]

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...]