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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Mahito’s inexplicable feud with the mysterious Grey Heron is the first sign that reality may not be as it seems in “The Boy and the Heron.” Illustration | Studio Ghibli

“The Boy and the Heron” finds wonder in the ordinary

Dylan Nguyen and Lillian Wang December 13, 2023

In an explosion of vibrant surrealism, anthropomorphic animals and bird poop, “The Boy and the Heron” took flight in theaters on Dec. 8, marking Studio Ghibli’s first film since “The Wind Rises”...

Senior Krupa Shanwares short film documents the harsh reality of being a young athlete living with fame

Studying cinema

Jami Lim June 1, 2023
Exploring the works of the Contemporary Literature film unit
Senior Mikaylah Du poses  in front of a computer as someone who pirates content.

Movie marauders

Samika Bhatkar and Vincent Zhao May 30, 2023
Examining the MVHS community’s personal experiences with pirating movies
Recycled actors in purported Asian films ironically reveal the lack of diversity that plagues the film industry.

It’s the same people

Meggie Chen April 17, 2023
Recycling actors reveals a lack of Asian representation in the entertainment industry
Enola Holmes 2 is a mediocre sequel

Enola Holmes 2 is a mediocre sequel

Ananya Chaudhary November 12, 2022

The Netflix original, “Enola Holmes 2,” touches upon topics such as misogyny, poverty and corruption but fails to create a distinguishable plotline. Released Nov. 4, the story follows the protagonist...

Man on the Street: Whos your fictional crush?

Man on the Street: Who’s your fictional crush?

Dahlia Schilling and Anabelle Walker October 8, 2022
MVHS students reveal their crushes from movies and media.
The Encanto movie poster features the Madrigal family, with Mirabel Madrigal as the focus of the picture

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ is the embodiment of accurate representation

Aashi Venkat January 29, 2022
Analyzing the impact of the representation within “Encanto”
Parallels between cinema in the 1970s and modern movies

Parallels between cinema in the 1970s and modern movies

Nameek Chowdhury December 10, 2021

As an adolescent during the 1970s, art teacher Jay Shelton remembers going to the theater to watch films during what he describes as a “magic era.” For him, the decade was defined by its creative freedom,...

The iconic scream mask | used under creative commons

Horror is not for everyone

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

he young woman turns the corner hesitantly. She looks pale and is covered in a sheen of sweat. Her body is trembling as she inches her way down the hall, an old phone clutched in one hand. Once an average...

The official release logo for Zack Snyders Justice League, released on March 18, 2021

Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ is a thrilling redemption

Aditya Shukla March 22, 2021
The second iteration proves itself worthy of its four hour runtime

Recollecting favorite childhood shows and movies

Leanna Sun February 9, 2021
MVHS students highlight the significance of looking back on the past
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