Relating movies to life: enduring quarantine through film

Relating movies to life: enduring quarantine through film

Growing up, I was always a TV show kind of gal. My parents never encouraged me to watch movies as a young child. My first PG-13 movie was actually at age thirteen and it was “The Devil Wears Prada.” Although a classic in the eyes of a 13-year-old girl, it was no quintessential cultural learning […]

Tall Girl: from the perspective of two minorities

Tall Girl: from the perspective of two minorities

After watching an embarrassing number of viral TikToks centered around the new—and highly controversial—Netflix film, “Tall Girl,” we were confused about the phrase “men’s size 13 Nike’s” and why it was significant. We decided that it was time to investigate. For those unfamiliar with the new release, “Tall Girl” follows high school junior Jodi Kreyman […]

Represent-Asian

Represent-Asian

Over the summer, a colorful poster splattered with blue, red and yellow, two Asian actors and a bold title grabbed the public’s attention on billboards and movie theatres alike. The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” made a box office splash early August, taking in $34 million in North American theatres during its opening week. As the […]

Two student films win at South Bay Film Festival

Two student films on genocide and domestic violence, “Curt Lowens: A Life of Changes” and “The Monster Within,” won awards at the South Bay Film Festival, which took place at Mira Costa High School May 15. “The Monster Within” won “Best Animation” at the festival. It was made by Dora Schoenberg ’16, Angela Chon ’16, […]

Getting the bigger picture

The Dude abides. That’s probably the most important thing I learned during break, but the Dude probably doesn’t care how high he ranks on my list of summer lessons. It all started when my cousin got into film school from his local community college. His new purpose in life was movies, and by the end […]