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Sierra Burgess is a Loser: A Netflix movie review

By Juno von Palko ★½ This movie stars two ubiquitous teen icons, but can their star power carry a Netflix film? Shannon Purser is Sierra Burgess, an intelligent teen who does not fit in at her high school. When mean girl Veronica gives a football player Sierra’s number as a ...

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Review: ‘Le Chalet’ offers atypical experience, bringing complex plots, characters

How many films and TV shows will it take to teach us that going to a cabin in the woods ends in trouble? The Netflix series “Le Chalet” opens differently from most Netflix pilots: a man named Sébastien undergoes a psychiatric evaluation after an incident took place at a chalet. ...

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REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Seven Seconds’ holds strong premise, yet held back by weak writing

“Seven Seconds” is a Netflix original created by Veena Sud, creator of AMC’s “The Killing.” Loosely based on a real story, this crime drama follows the accidental death of a black teenager, Brenton Butler. When a white off-duty officer, Peter Jablonski (played by Beau Knapp), crashes into Brenton and his ...

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Review: Netflix’s ‘The End of the F***ing World’ showcases witty dialogue, characters

The End of the F***ing World is a Netflix original series  based on the graphic novel by Charles S. Forsman. It stars Alex Lawther as James, a self-diagnosed psychopath, and Jessica Barden as Alyssa, a rebellious teenage girl who tends to bottle up her emotions. Both teens impulsively begin a ...

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Review: Netflix anime suffers from lackluster writing, redeems itself through characters

Devilman Crybaby is a Netflix original series created by Masaaki Yuasa. The series centers on Akira Fudo, an empathetic and emotional track runner who is living with the family of his parents’ friends. His childhood friend, Ryo Asuka, returns to inform him of an influx of ancient demons bent on ...

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Canceled Netflix series ‘Sense8’ to return for 2-hour finale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fans have spoken, and the canceled Netflix series “Sense8” is coming back next year for a two-hour final episode. Netflix and show co-creator Lana Wachowski said Thursday that fan clamor inspired the show’s return. Netflix had announced earlier this month that “Sense8” was not renewed ...

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