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Its not always easy to find what youre looking for on Netflix, which makes it easy to miss movies like Okja, a powerful and quirky film that comments on animal cruelty, the environment, and the issues with capitalism.

Review: 10 hidden gems to discover on Netflix

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

When scrolling through Netflix, it feels like there are endless titles to explore. But, finding an actually enjoyable movie sometimes requires some in depth searching. And why do that when you can go back...

Though Black History Month may be over, art created by black creators should be celebrated all year long. Reviewer Emma Westermeier recommends these films for the power and impact of their stories.

Review: 10 meaningful films by Black creators

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Though Black History Month may now be over, it is important that the stories and history of African-Americans not be forgotten. In many ways, the entertainment industry remains one of the most influential...

Sometimes, the best romantic comedies arent from this decade, but from the not-so-distant past. Movies like 10 Things I Hate About You show that not much has changed about romance in the past 20 years.

Review: Five romantic comedies to stream this Valentine’s Day

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

“The Kissing Booth” has become a staple for Valentine’s Day movies, but there are so many amazing romance movies out there that seem to be forgotten this time of year. If “Kissing Booth” is your...

Winter break during a global pandemic can only mean one thing: Down time. Here are twelve movies you can watch each day during break to keep yourself sane and happy during the holidays.

Groovy Movies: 12 days of movies

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 14, 2020

There may still be a global pandemic keeping us inside and cooped up, but that’s no reason to let it dampen our spirits! This list of 12 festive and fun movies will keep your spirits up this holiday...

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