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The Re-Emergence of Y2K

The Re-Emergence of Y2K
December 23, 2020

Low rise jeans, animal print, rhinestones, tiny handbags, even tinier sunglasses, futuristic patterns, and cropped graphic tees are just some of the trends that are returning to the minds of American teens...

Film Review: Dash and Lily

December 16, 2020

Holiday romantic movies tend to be formulaic and predictable every year. It’s common to see your average love story where the big city girl moves to a small town and falls in love with the barista. Maybe...

Terrible but Feel-Good Movies for this Holiday Season

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December 8, 2020

Holiday cheer is in the air! The smell of peppermint in coffee, seeing Christmas lights and decorations everywhere you turn, and watching the terrible but feel-good holiday movies Netflix puts out every...

‘Intersection’ Film Review

'Intersection' Film Review
December 1, 2020

What would you do if your child or a different loved one was in danger? What lengths would you go to to save them? When does the end justify the means? When is it right to do the wrong thing? Breaking...

The Monitor Staff’s Comfort Movie Picks

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November 14, 2020

In these trying and uncertain times, it’s always nice to have things that make you feel better. Whether it be music, movies, books, puzzles, board games, etc, it’s great to get your mind off things...

Taylor Swift’s Folklore And Its Stunning Storytelling

Taylor Swift’s Folklore And Its Stunning Storytelling
November 12, 2020

Last July, during a quiet period for the music industry due to lack of production resources in the pandemic, Taylor Swift released folklore, a 16 track indie/folk album with hypnotic melodies and whimsical...

The Truth Behind The Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

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October 31, 2020

It’s that time of the year where all kinds of horror movies are going to be playing every night up until the night of All Hallow’s Eve. Especially a classic like: A Nightmare on Elm Street. We all...

Jeff Orlowski’s “The Social Dilemma’’: A Documentary-Film Review

October 29, 2020

How many times a day do you check your phone? Personally, I’m not sure it would be possible for me to keep track. Whether it’s because I get a call, text, email notification, or just want to check...

The Magic of Blackness: A Review of “Lovecraft Country”

Graphic Design by Greta Bergin.
October 28, 2020

Over the recent years, there has been a surge of film and T.V. shows produced by black creatives that have received rave reviews, from Jordan Peele’s academy-award winning film Get Out (2017) to Issa...

Adam Sandler’s “Hubie Halloween”: A Film Review

October 26, 2020

Adam Sandler is back at it again with yet another feel-good comedy with some of his regular collaborators, which is perfect for the Halloween Season!  Hubie Halloween is about a small town set in Salem,...

‘‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’’ Film Review

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October 20, 2020

Despite my love for surrealism in film, it’s sometimes the moments rooted in a reality that I gravitate towards. This is exactly what I found to be the best parts of Charlie Kaufman’s new film, I’m...

The Monitor Picks: New Fall Music 

Jaden Smith’s CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3 (Rayiah)
October 13, 2020

The music industry has had a weird go of it this past year due to coronavirus. The pandemic had musicians detaining their albums and tours for later dates when things seemed to have calmed down. With this...

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