Review: Restrepo

The sudden explosion on the movie screen, broadcasting the film Restrepo, was responded by a long, deafening siren and a bunch of profanity; meanwhile, the go-pro filming resembled the images and events depicted to many only in violent video games, like Call of Duty. The difference was that this time, it was real. Soldiers were being […]

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Review: Les Grands Espirits

Education is a leading issue in today’s world, especially in less economically developed areas. This happens because qualified teachers are usually unwilling to work in such areas. Les Grands Esprits, a film by Olivier Ayache-Vidal, is about schools in smaller and more troubled areas in France where the standard of education is not the same […]

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Review: Racing Extinction

“We can’t afford to keep making the same mistakes, because there’ll be nothing left.” The movie Racing Extinction draws attention to mankind’s role in the loss of at least half of the world’s species. Directed by Louie Psihoyos, an American scuba diver concerned with raising awareness to underwater life, the movie shows how commercialization of […]

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Review: Human flow

“Being a refugee is the most pervasive kind of cruelty that can be exercised against a human being.” Shared with much feeling onscreen, this sentiment defines the award-winning 2017 documentary, Human Flow, which closely tracks the lives and experiences of refugees from around the world. Human Flow is an unusual work of art, which utilizes […]

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He said, She said: Eye and Han

When did you guys start dating? Eye: Sept. 3, 2017. At 3 o’clock. Han: Sept. 3. Last year. What was your first impression of each other? Eye: He was really cute. I found him…What’s the word? Charming. Han: She was cute. A bit weird. What is Han’s favorite thing about Eye? Eye: I think it’s […]

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Review: Blackfish

The movie Blackfish explores the impact of captivity on intelligent animals. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, it tells the story of a killer whale, Tilikum, in captivity and how the cruelty and hardship in his life lead him to kill several trainers, and yet the company still doesn’t release him as he is worth too much […]

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Echoes from English Class: Train to Pakistan

A medium for Highschool students pour out their vivid thoughts on the books assigned in their respective English classes, whether it be completely trashing it or applauding it, or something in between. Train to Pakistan is a highly acclaimed post-independence novel by Khushwant Singh. It is set in the summer of 1947, when millions migrated, […]

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