Don’t Release The Snyder Cut

By Benny Streeter

Quick zoom-in shots of heroes flying by, extreme fight choreography between spartans and dark depictions of a twisted criminal world. These are some of the specialties of director Zack Snyder. Throughout this piece, I’m going to rag on him pretty hard so I felt that I should mention his strengths first. 

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Album Review: Taylor Swift – Folklore

By Ben King

The date was April 27th. Taylor Swift had posted a photo on Instagram, with the caption, “Not a lot going on at the moment.” A mere 3 months later, Swift would announce the release of her 8th studio album titled Folklore – coming out in less than 24 hours. Folklore in its entirety was conceived in lockdown, which means the record was written, produced, mastered and engineered all within just 4 months – proving that an incredible record doesn’t need to be harboured for months on end, and that sometimes your intuition trumps your perfectionism. 

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Plot Points

By Benny Streeter

When a director or writer is doing a bad job on a film the final product will have obvious cracks. Many important elements of film writing can sometimes seem almost absent in big studio movies, whether it’s the inability to take risks or an overambitious mess of convoluted plot, proper balanced stories can feel like a needle in a haystack when facing the unending wave of mediocre work. The main problem seems to be that so few major studios are capable of knowing what goes into making a good script, and that’s what I’ll be going over here today.

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Album Review: Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?

By Ben King

In a year where hitting a jam packed dance floor can be considered a crime, there has been a recent influx of albums created for that sole purpose. Dua Lipa with Future Nostalgia, Lady Gaga with Chromatica, and Kylie Minogue with the aptly titled Disco, are just a few examples of albums created specifically for the dance floor that have debuted this year alone. While these projects are excellent endeavors, they don’t quite reach the bar Jessie Ware set with her fourth studio album, titled What’s Your Pleasure. 

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The Queen’s Gambit: A Good Gamble For Your Time

By Natasha Kangrga

In a recent interview with Slate’s Nitish Pahwa, Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov explained,“ You have to guarantee that the games that are being played… look real. There will be a bunch of chess players watching who say, ‘That’s nonsense.’” But The Queen’s Gambit is not nonsense. In fact, it is one of the most relevant chess series out there. 

The Queen’s Gambit is a limited, seven-part miniseries on Netflix, based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same title. It has spent the last 30 days since its Netflix debut on the Daily Top 10, being the most popular limited series to screen on the platform. 

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RDJ – The ‘D’ Is For Dolittle

By Jasmine Miljure

On January 17th, 2020, the movie Dolittle came out in theatres. This film was Robert Downey Jr’s first non-Iron Man role in five years. Continue reading “RDJ – The ‘D’ Is For Dolittle”

Supernatural Season 15; Ten Seasons Too Many

By Lia Marchione

In light of Supernatural’s soon-to-be-ending two month hiatus from season 15, it seems ample time to talk about the episodes that have been released. 11 out of the 20 painfully beautiful (emphasis on the painful) episodes have been handed out to the greedy fingers of fans, and each and every single one of them have been dutifully ripped apart by the millions of people who still watch the show.  Continue reading “Supernatural Season 15; Ten Seasons Too Many”

It Was Okay; A Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker Review

By Lia Marchione

WARNING: SPOILERS

As one of the first people in the country to see this movie, I’d like to say that I’m one of the most qualified people to talk about it. In actuality, this is not true at all, because I am extraordinarily biased against it. Continue reading “It Was Okay; A Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker Review”

MADD Assembly: A Recap But Mostly A Movie Review

By Christina Dinh

*Note that this may be a silly review but this article is not meant to ridicule the gravity of impaired driving*

On the 17th of December, Richview held its annual MADD assembly, organized by Youth in Control. MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is an organization focused on preventing impaired driving and the effects it has on the lives of those affected by it. Continue reading “MADD Assembly: A Recap But Mostly A Movie Review”

Book Review: The Confession by John Grisham

By Ana Downes

In 1998, a man named Travis Boyette abducts and murders a high school cheerleader named Nicole Yarber. He hides her body and watches as judges, police and lawyers sentence the wrong man to death row. Donté Drumm, a high school football star finds himself the main suspect and is convicted with absolutely no evidence but a confession – a confession extracted after hours of mental abuse in an isolated interrogation room, as well as off-record threats from the police.  Continue reading “Book Review: The Confession by John Grisham”