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A conversation with those behind Netflix’s new coming-of-age flick “The Last Summer”

A conversation with those behind Netflix’s new coming-of-age flick “The Last Summer”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2019

The few months following your high school graduation before whatever your next step is a unique time period in that drastic change is imminent and the future remains uncertain while you’re also enjoying the last bit of unbridled freedom before adulthood. “The Last Summer,” a Chicago-set coming-of-age...

What’s fresh on Netflix

What’s fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2019

"Someone Great"   Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow star in this modern romantic comedy that follows a group of friends as they deal with major life changes and officially enter adulthood. Rodriguez carries the film as Jenny, a music journalist who is simultaneously celebrating a...

What’s Fresh on Climate Change

What’s Fresh on Climate Change

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019

Our Planet (Netflix) In the introduction to the first episode of this new Netflix series “Our Planet,” the mission is clearly stated. David Attenborough narrates that the show will “celebrate the natural wonders that remain and reveal what we must preserve to ensure people and nature thrive.”...

What’s Fresh on Netflix: True Crime Edition

What’s Fresh on Netflix: True Crime Edition

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2019

Abducted in Plain Sight In what has become one of the most talked about true crime productions this year, “Abducted in Plain Sight” follows the Brobergs, a naive family from Idaho that unknowingly befriend their sociopathic neighbor who has eyes on their 12-year-old daughter. Robert Berchtold pr...

Netflix hikes price, turns focus to originals

Netflix hikes price, turns focus to originals

Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

Netflix has raised prices again as it continues to pour money into new content. “We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience,” said a Netflix spokesperson after the price hike was announced. I assume that Netfl...

Orson Welles cements legacy with final film 40 years in the making

Orson Welles cements legacy with final film 40 years in the making

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Orson Welles died in 1985, but his final film “The Other Side of the Wind” was just released on Nov. 2. This release is courtesy of Netflix, which is also releasing an accompanying documentary by Morgan Neville “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” that details the film’s troubled production....

Netflix’s Cinematic Rebranding Takes Off

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

This past week, Netflix released five of its most high-profile films for the year as a part of their new-and-improved subversive fall lineup that’s aiming to make the streaming service an admirable platform for high-profile respected mature cinema. Most notably, this line-up strives to include a diverse-range...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 15, 2018

The much anticipated second season of the adult coming-of-age comedy premiered on Net ix on Oct. 5. The semi-autobiographical show from comedy writers and real-life childhood best friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg follow animated versions of their younger selves as they deal with the ho...

“The Land of Steady Habits” is sobering, sad win for Netflix

“The Land of Steady Habits” is sobering, sad win for Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018

This fall movie season sees a big change in pace for the world’s biggest streaming service. After garnering a justified reputation of throwing money at just about any bad genre film it can sell its binging audience, Netflix now wants to be in the industry of being a prestige Awards Season heavyweight...

What’s Fresh on Netflix: Sophomore Seasons

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2018

American Vandal “American Vandal” has returned after a first season filled with dick jokes to tackle a new topic: poop. Following the same mystery documentary template used in season one, “American Vandal” finds the same two amateur filmmakers/investigators at a new school with a new ...

“The Dragon Prince” needs time to grow

“The Dragon Prince” needs time to grow

Garret Neal, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018

“The Dragon Prince” is a new animated show on Netflix taking place in a fantasy world where elves and humans, who once lived in harmony, are locked in a seemingly endless struggle. Elven hatred for humans is at an all-time high after a group of human soldiers killed the king dragon-protector of the...

What’s Fresh in Crime Documentaries

What’s Fresh in Crime Documentaries

Ally Zacek, Design Editor

May 29, 2018

Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist For all true crime aficionados, there is nothing more satisfying than solving the crime faster than the documentary unfolds. Diving into “Evil Genius,” however, is unlike any other true crime series. In this original Netflix f...

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