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Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae, “Along with the Gods”) brings his dalgona, a honeycomb-like candy, to the light, and discovers a new way to cut out the umbrella shape during ppopgi, the second round of the competition that comprises “Squid Game.”

Though a bit too violent at times, South Korean hit ‘Squid Game’ resonates with all cultures with its accurate portrayals of those in heavy debt

Rachel Yun October 19, 2021

One crack, and it’s over. Ppopgi is a traditional Korean game played by carving out the imprinted shape on dalgona, a frail honeycomb-like candy, that often leads to fractures if one is not careful...

Played by Joey King, Elle (left) shares an emotional moment with Noah, played by Jacob Elordi, in the final installment of the “Kissing Booth” Netflix series.

‘Kissing Booth 3’ fails to ‘make out’ any satisfying conclusion

Anthony Keem September 3, 2021

The conclusion to the “Kissing Booth” Netflix romantic comedy series rehashes tropes and disappoints viewers through the third installment’s poor plot and characters.  Directed by Vince Marcello...

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 artists rendering of a scene from Netflixs Korean-imported TV series, Its Okay to Not Be Okay. Actress Seo Ye-ji (left) plays Ko Moon-yeong, a childrens book author who stares into the eyes of Moon Gang-tae, played by Kim Soo-hyun, because of a situation over a smartphone.

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 The Half of It, Peter stops Ellie on her bike ride home to propose an agreement on his love letter to Aster. Image posted with permission from Netflix. 

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 Kendricks character, Darby, in a karaoke room as she looks for true love in HBO Maxs 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 Netflixs The Decline. The thriller was released March 27, a few weeks after California Gov. Gavin Newsoms stay-at-home orders to flatten the rate of those testing positive for COVID-19. Image posted with permission from Netflix and photographer Bertrand Calmeau.

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...

Instead of the Trending Now row that pops up at the bottom of the screen, Netflixs new Top 10 feature released in February now adds numbers like 1 next to each image of a movie or series to inform subscribers what are the most popular titles. Other new features include a Top 10 most popular series and a Top 10 films list. Image used with permission from Netflix.

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...

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