Miami Jewish Film Festival Impresses with Variety and Depth

The 23rd Annual Jewish Film Festival went on from Jan. 9 to 23.

Alexander Tabares, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The twenty-third annual Miami Jewish Film Festival just finished up after being held across Miami, in many different venues from Jan.9-23. They had a variety of films spanning multiple nations of origin, languages, subject matters, time periods and amount of acclaim. The festival has changed a few...

Knives Out: A Murder Mystery Like None Other

Knives Out: A Murder Mystery Like None Other

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

Release Date: Nov. 27, 2019 Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Chris Evans (Ransom Thrombey), Ana De Armas (Marta Cabrera), Daniel Craig (Benoit Blanc), Katherine Langford (Meg Thrombey), Jaimee Lee Curtis (Linda Drysdale), Toni Collette (Joni Thrombey), Christopher Plummer (Harlan Thrombey), ...

Joker Has the Final Laugh

The Joker advertisement in The Landmark Theater just outside of our school

Alexander Tabares, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Release Date: Oct. 4, 2019 Director: Todd Philips Starring: Joaquin Phoenix (Arthur Fleck), Zazie Beetz (Sophie Dumond), Robert De Niro (Murray Franklin), Brett Cullen (Thomas Wayne), Marc Maron (Ted Marco) MPAA Rating: R Our Rating: A The Joker, an infamous comic book villain typically found figh...

El Camino: Breaking Bad in a Nutshell

El Camino's movie cover featuring Aaron Paul

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Release Date: Oct. 11, 2019 Cast: Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Jesse Plemons (Todd), Charles Baker (Skinny Pete), Matt L. Jones ("Badger") Our rating: A+ "El Camino" is a movie based on the American Movie Classic series Breaking Bad. The show's plot is centered arou...

“Joker”: A Source of Controversy On and Off the Silver Screen

Even before hitting theatres, the

Natalie Abrahantes, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

In the weeks leading up to its release, “Joker”, written and directed by Todd Phillips  has opened doors to floods of criticism due to its glamorization of mass killings. Warner Bros., the studio behind the gruesome film finds itself in a crisis after family members of the victims in the Aurora, Co...

Avengers: Endgame – A Global Cinematic Phenomenon

With an expansive roster of beloved characters all uniting to fight a common evil,

Daniel Toll and Alexander Yagoda

April 28, 2019

Release Date: April 26, 2019 Directors: Joe and Anthony Russo Starring: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) Our Rating: A+ "Part of the journey is the end". For the A...

Captain Marvel: A Marvelous Origin Story

Captain Marvel more than makes up for its sub-par plot with extensive character development, impressive special effects and a skillful recreation of 1990s culture.

Daniel Toll, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

Release Date: March 8, 2019 Directors: Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden Starring: Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Jude Law (Yon-Rogg), Annette Bening (Supreme Intelligence) Our Rating: B "Captain Marvel," the latest installment in ...

Aquaman Makes A Splash

Jason Momoa takes on the role of Aquaman in the stand-alone superhero film.

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

January 4, 2019

Release Date: Dec. 21, 2018 Director: James Wan Starring: Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master), Nicole Kidman (Atlanna), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta) MPAA Rating: PG-13 Our Rating: B The 2018 film Aquaman brings the D.C. comic character to life ...

A Star is Born- Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Make a Dynamic Duo

The fourth remake of “A Star is Born” received stellar ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and large popularity all over the world.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

Release Date: Oct 5, 2018 Director: Bradley Cooper Starring: Bradley Cooper (Jackson Maine), Lady Gaga (Ally), Sam Elliot (Bobby Maine), Andrew Dice Clay (Lorenzo), Anthony Ramos (Ramon), and Rafi Gavron (Rez Gavron). MPAA Rating: R Our Rating: A++ “A Star is Born” is the fourth rema...

The Truth Behind “Truth or Dare”

Lucy Hale starred in Truth or Dare which came out on April 13.

Audrey Weigel, highlights contributor

May 1, 2018

Hollywood failed its attempt to show the horrific effect on Truth or Dare on teenage life in the new film “Truth or Dare”, released on April 13. Jason Blum, a respected producer in Hollywood, was inspired by the game. Blum’s company Blumhouse opened last year after he produced the Academy Award-w...

Made in America: American Made

Made in America: American Made

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

Release Date: September 29, 2017 Director: Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise (Barry Seal), Domhnall Gleeson (Mr. CIA Man) MPAA Rating: R Our Rating: B+ To say “American Made” is the best movie of the year would be wrong by a long shot, but to say it's the worst would also be wron...

A Clown-ing Achievement: “IT”

A Clown-ing Achievement: “IT”

Vanessa Grau, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

Release Date: September 8, 2017 Director: Andres Muschietti Starring: Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise “IT”), Jaden Lieberher (Bill), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Chosen Jacobs (Mike), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley) MPAA Rating: R...

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