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Netflix’s “Cuties” focuses on lead actress 11-year-old Fathia Youssouf as Amy (far right) on a free-spirited dance team but has since received criticism for its sexualization of its child actors.

‘Cuties’ not so cute in use of child sexualization

Anthony Keem November 20, 2020

With Netflix undergoing indictment by a grand jury in Texas, Netflix-licensed French film “Cuties” directed by Maïmouna Doucouré (“Maman(s)”) faced heavy fire for the graphic sexual portrayals...

After venturing off to London, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) opens up a newspaper in search of clues that her missing mother might have left her.

The curious case of ‘Enola Holmes’: simply refreshing if not elementary

Hanna Oltman October 22, 2020

Now, where to begin? From mysterious cyphers and teenage romance to near death experiences and progressive reform for women, Netflix’s new original movie is the latest attempt to revamp the notorious...

An artist's rendering of a scene from Netflix's Korean-imported TV series,

First season of Netflix’s Korean-imported drama quite ‘Okay’ to binge watch

Yeihn Lee August 29, 2020

It’s a classic story revolving around a pair of star-crossed lovers -- only with a hint of mild horror yet still quite satisfying to watch. The debut season of the Korean TV drama, “It’s Okay...

Elle (Joey King) Evans returns in the sequel to ‘The Kissing Booth’ as she and Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez) lock eyes after their excellent display of chemistry while rehearsing on the Dance Dance Revolution machine.

Despite formulaic plot, Netflix’s ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ offers romantic scenery, catchy soundtrack

Lauren Jung August 26, 2020

Two years ago, the infamous mess of a romcom known as “The Kissing Booth” ended with Elle Evans (Joey King, “The Act”) confidently riding off into the sunset without fear of the future, and everyone...

In the new coming of age movie

Coming of Age Netflix Film ‘The Half of It’ tackles adolescent themes like sexuality and casual racism in today’s society

Rachel Yun May 30, 2020

Finding one’s identity is hard growing up, especially in high school. However, Netflix’s new coming of age film “The Half of It,” directed by Alice Wu, gives teens the complex representation...

Actor Jin Ha plays Augie (left), who joins Anna Kendrick's character, Darby, in a karaoke room as she looks for true love in HBO Max's new comedy romance series, “Love Life.” Set to debut on May 27, HBO Max is among the last few new streaming services to hit the market this year in hopes of pulling away subscribers from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime. Image posted with permission from WarnerMedia.

Those missing ‘Friends’ episodes need only to wait until May 27 when HBO Max debuts

Alice Shin May 17, 2020

It’s like the race between the turtle and the hare. While new streaming services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ entered the market last November to compete against mainstays like Netflix, Amazon Prime...

Locked and loaded, the survivalist trainees led by Alain (left) get ready for their next training exercise in Netflix's

Netflix’s gory, violent ‘The Decline’ best for those with a strong stomach

Sydnee Tallant May 5, 2020

A few weeks into California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order to flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve, Netflix released a Quebec-produced film aptly titled, “The Decline.” One can easily fill...

Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

April 14: COVID-19, I’m not going to let you ruin the rest of my senior year

Michelle Buckley April 14, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you...

Get ready to sing along with Disney Plus’ latest movie adaptation of the young adult novel, ‘Stargirl’

Hope Li March 22, 2020

In a March 13 interview with USA Today, Grace VanderWaal said she wrote her song, “Today and Tomorrow,” on the set of her debut film, “Stargirl,” without any intention of including it in the...

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Netflix’s new Top 10 features ease subscribers’ viewing choices

Andrew Park March 18, 2020

Adults have Rotten Tomatoes to go to if they ever need to find out what critics think about a recently released movie or streaming series. But for many high school Netflix viewers, that website is quite...

Angela Kinsey (left) and Jenna Fischer will start a new podcast Oct. 16 bringing fans behind-the-scenes details from their former NBC TV show,

New ‘Office Ladies’ podcast worth a listen; reunites fans of hit NBC series

Michelle Buckley October 15, 2019

As a fan of NBC’s “The Office,” I, among many others, was upset when I first heard the show would be leaving Netflix in 2021. However, cast members Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey have a great way...

Among the many original video content that Disney+ will make available Nov. 12 is a 10-episode spin-off starring Bonnie’s toy spork from “Toy Story 4,” which was released over the summer. Image posted with permission from Disney.

Disney aims to keep its magic going with new streaming content come November

Hope Li September 17, 2019

Disney will release its own streaming service, Disney+, on Nov. 12 that will feature original content from Disney, National Geographic, Marvel and Star Wars.  Companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft,...

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