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REVIEW: “Cuties” is a bold cinematic statement that should be celebrated, not canceled

Medina El Aidi (left) and Fathia Youssouf (right) made their acting debut in the controversial French film

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2020

Society hates confronting their present almost as much as they hate confronting their past.  The response to Maïmouna Doucouré’s “Cuties” has revealed to me this unfortunate reality. The controversial Netflix film entered the public consciousness when the streaming service released mar...

REVIEW: ‘Midnight Gospel’ offers a surreal, animated journey of self-reflection

Xavier Ortega, Photo Chief

May 13, 2020

At first glance, “The Midnight Gospel” looks like a show similar to “Adventure Time” or “Ricky and Morty” with an animation style that feels very surreal and psychedelic at times. Once you start watching the show, however, you begin to realize that you are in for a journey of self-reflec...

REVIEW: ‘Unorthodox’ draws viewers into its tale of escaping from Hassidic community, arranged marriage

Tommy Virgl, Contributing Writer

May 9, 2020

“Unorthodox” is a Netflix mini-series loosely based on Deborah Feldman’s autobiography: “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.” The series follows Esty (played by Shira Haas), a 19-year-old woman who is unhappy with her current arranged marriage. Coming from a Hassidic ...

REVIEW: ‘Too Hot To Handle’ comes in hot as Netflix’s new dating show


Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Premiering in April amid social distancing and stay-at-home orders, “Too Hot To Handle” introduced itself as a dating show with a unique twist. The show follows a group of ten insanely attractive, horny and single people from around the world. The premise of the show revolves around the fact tha...

Streaming services to look into when buying stocks during pandemic

A person displays Netflix on a tablet.

Samantha Madden, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2020

Streaming apps across the world seemingly appeared out of nowhere and took off, with services like Netflix quickly becoming household names.  According to a CNBC survey, 57 percent of Americans are using streaming apps. Although the economy is declining during the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming apps ...

What The DePaulia’s Arts & Life team is binging this week

What The DePaulia's Arts & Life team is binging this week

Keira Wingate and Rebecca Meluch

April 28, 2020

The stay-at-home order has been extended until May 31 in Chicago, giving more time for a constant stream of binging. The Arts & Life team has binged plenty of TV shows over the past few weeks and we simply want to share these binge worthy shows that’ll take up your month of May. You will not be d...

Avoid unhealthy habits associated with binge watching

A person displays Netflix on a tablet.

Ernesto Hernandez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, etc. have cornered the market when it comes to binge-watching. During the pandemic, people are using these streaming services to pass the time or escape from reality through their favorite shows or movies.  While binge-watching is generally discouraged, there are a coupl...

REVIEW: ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ features new ownership but same heartbreak

Sunderland 'Til I Die

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2020

Everyone loves an underdog story, especially in sports. Nothing moves people quite like a group of lovable misfits who come together and pull off what seems almost impossible. Perhaps it’s because we can identify with the underdog, and because we know we’ll be left with a happy ending when all is...

Las 10 mejores series latinas en Netflix que tienes que ver durante la cuarentena

Las 10 mejores series latinas en Netflix que tienes que ver durante la cuarentena

Bryan Matthew Lopez, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Siempre hemos sido fanáticos de Netflix, y ahora con todo el tiempo de cuarentena podemos ponernos al tanto con las series que tanto queremos y a lo mejor dejamos que nos conquisten otras. La televisión hispana ha evolucionado a largo plazo con plataformas con dominación global como nuestro quer...

REVIEW: ‘Tiger King’ is the perfect antidote to quarantine-induced boredom

REVIEW: 'Tiger King' is the perfect antidote to quarantine-induced boredom

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

I’ll be the first to admit that documentaries aren’t the first thing I jump to when I have the chance to sit down and watch tv, but Netflix’s “The Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” is such a mind-boggling whirlwind of a miniseries that it may have changed my opinion on the genre as a whole. Le...

REVIEW: ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ offers horrifying look at real-world issue

REVIEW: 'The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez' offers horrifying look at real-world issue

Dayana Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2020

“Horrendous, inhumane and nothing short of evil,” are some of the words that Judge George G. Lomeli used to describe the crime against Gabriel Fernandez.  “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” is a six-part true crime documentary series on Netflix that follows and brought to light the death of 8-yea...

La serie de Netflix, Gentefied, enfrenta presuntos problemas de estereotipos y diversidad entre sus personajes

La serie de Netflix, Gentefied, enfrenta presuntos problemas de estereotipos y diversidad entre sus personajes

Bryan Matthew Lopez, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Un nuevo estreno de Netflix, intenta de capturar la experiencia Latina a través de individuos de la comunidad que constantemente sufren gentrificación entre sus barrios.  Gentefied– una mezcla de la palabra ‘gente’ en Español y ‘gentrified’ en Inglés– se estrenó el 21 de febrero...

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