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It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

Going into the theater, I didn’t expect much out of “Love, Simon.” The movie had been all over social media, advertised as a progressive rom-com about a closeted gay high school student. It looked generic. It wasn’t trying to be anything special. But it was. “Love, Simon” isn’t a movie ...

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

Michelle Wong

March 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

etails, as in most Wes Anderson films, aren't ignored in "Isle of Dogs” — the Oscar-nominated director's whimsical second attempt at a feature-length stop motion film. The film features all elements needed for a great production, highlighting attentive consideration of script, casting, animation and r...

A Film Lover: Razi Mahmood

A Film Lover: Razi Mahmood

Karen Sanchez

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Special

or senior Razi Mahmood, film is the best kind of art. There’s a sense of joy, a small satisfaction and excitement, when the theater slowly grows darker before a movie. The same can be felt when lying on the couch, warm, watching Netflix. The screen enters full screen mode and your eyes lay upon ...

British Literature curriculum uses technology in teaching Macbeth

British Literature curriculum uses technology in teaching Macbeth

Karen Ma

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

igh school students have long known the works of William Shakespeare. Although sentiments regarding the renowned English playwright and poet vary, there is no doubt that his notoriously obscure language and outlandish dialect often make comprehension and analysis of the text difficult for students. ...

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Priya Reddy

November 16, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Local, NEWS, Print news

When Art Cohen bought Bluelight Cinemas in 2009, he knew he was in for a lot of work. The movie theater, which had opened in the 1970s, had gone through several owners before it closed down for the first time in 2001and remained closed until 2009. It was then that Cohen, a former tech industry worker,...

Netflix releases “Audrie&Daisy”

Netflix releases “Audrie&Daisy”

Mallika Singh

October 5, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

Two girls. Two nights. Two heartbreaking stories. “Audrie&Daisy,” a documentary produced in part for the purpose of being shown in schools, was released on Netflix on Sept. 23, 10 months after its January debut at the Sundance Film Festival. When Actual Films producers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk deci...

Movie Update: REX Productions gets ready to release new film, “Colorful”

Movie Update: REX Productions gets ready to release new film, “Colorful”

Anjana Melvin

December 20, 2015


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

In action: Junior Henry Wang films and sophomore Neel Chaudari checks audio as English teacher David Clarke and sophomore Jeremi Kalkowski act out the scene where the college student goes to talk to his professor about his final essay. Here are some excerpts from the script: Cat...

REX Productions releases ‘Absolution’

REX Productions releases ‘Absolution’

Varsha Venkat

April 24, 2015


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

 frustrated high school student named William (junior Zach Sanchez) stands, hand-to-head, on the dirt hiking trail as his friend Jack (junior Thaddeus Tarshis) walks away, map in hand. The screen goes dark, and Jack reappears, staring at an article reporting that William has been missing for a we...

Behind the Scenes of ‘Two Halves’

Behind the Scenes of ‘Two Halves’

Varsha Venkat

January 28, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

REX Productions gives an inside look into the filmmaking process behind its latest movie. Read More »

Movie: ‘Gangster Squad’ embellished yet underdeveloped

Movie: ‘Gangster Squad’ embellished yet underdeveloped

Anjali Bhat

January 15, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Movies

Gunshots and glamor oversimplify the problems of a crime-ridden Los Angeles in the 1940’s. Read More »...

REX club casts actors

REX club casts actors

Angela Liu

December 7, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Who is Sheldon McKinsey? He is a shy, awkward and out-of-place teenager who momentarily dives into the realm of popularity. He is also fictional; McKinsey is just a character of a future flick, “Your Best Company.” On Dec. 6, REX Productions held its first casting call in room B109. REX Productions, a club created by fre...

Pending implosion for “The Exploding Girl”

Pending implosion for “The Exploding Girl”

Jaime Chu

March 5, 2010


Filed under Movies

 Summer break in Brooklyn not at its finest Read More »...