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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

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
Christmas movie recommendations for the 2020 holiday season

Christmas movie recommendations for the 2020 holiday season

Shivani Madhan November 26, 2020
Modern and classic Christmas films to watch this winter
Movie poster of A Quiet Place. | Paramount Pictures

Halloween movie recommendations

Melody Cui and Gauri Manoj October 14, 2020
A mix of spooky classics and thriller movies to watch at home this Halloween
ODonnell shows off her two looks created for video tutorials

Painted horror

Ayah Ali-Ahmad March 11, 2020
The horror in special effects art
How movies instill stereotypical ideas in the younger generations

How movies instill stereotypical ideas in the younger generations

Jasmine Lee and Claire Yang January 8, 2020

Peter Pan. Dumbo. Snow White. Tom and Jerry. We’ve grown up watching these films — cheering on as Peter Pan and his cohort of Lost Boys battled Captain Hook, and sighing in defeat when Snow White bit...

A scene from the new movie Abominable from DreamWorks Animation.

‘Abominable’ Review: The importance of Asian representation

Vivian Jiang October 9, 2019
The cultural significance of ‘Abominable’ and what it means for Asian Americans
Drawn Dead: The live-action Disney Renaissance

Drawn Dead: The live-action Disney Renaissance

Ayah Ali-Ahmad September 27, 2019
The possible death of 2D animation
At the beginning of MV Cinema Clubs first meeting of the year, room B211 was filled with students eager to get started. Photo by Justine Ha

Kickstarting the year: MV Cinema Club hosts first meeting

Justine Ha September 16, 2019
Club hosts different Kahoot games testing movie trivia and distributes free donuts
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