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Review: ‘Love, Victor’ wants pat on the back for half-hearted representation

“Love, Victor” is a web television series inspired by the 2018 film “Love, Simon.”

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer

June 24, 2020

It feels like the showrunners of “Love, Victor” read a bad review of “Love, Simon” and decided the solution to a boring movie about a white, wealthy, gay guy was a boring TV show about a nonwhite, working class, maybe-gay guy.

Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

Major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By The Pitt News Staff

June 2, 2020

Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.

Pitt staff member featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” helps single mothers in need

Ray Nell Jones was featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last Thursday, where she and her family received a Hyundai SantaFe in appreciation for her nonprofit work.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

For most people, a lunch break at work is a time to relax, but Ray Nell Jones, an administrative assistant in Pitt’s Office of Student Life, spends many of those breaks diligently cutting out coupons. These coupons are only a small part of Jones’ local nonprofit, the Alignment Chapter, an orga...

Mikey Day talks social distancing, SNL at virtual event

Pitt Program Council hosted a virtual Q&A session Tuesday evening with “Saturday Night Live” star Mikey Day.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

During the Pitt Program Council’s first-ever live virtual interview, Day answered a series of questions over the course of an hour to an audience of about 45 people.

A quick rundown of HBO’s free content

HBO has made almost 40 shows and documentaries free for streaming.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

With many people social distancing at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, HBO has made almost 40 movies, shows and documentaries free for streaming during the month of April.

Netflix stars talk “I Am Not Okay With This”

Sofia Bryant (right) and Richard Ellis (left), actors from the upcoming Netflix series “I Am Not Okay With This,” spoke to students Wednesday about their experiences with the production of the show and in the film industry in an event hosted by The Pitt Film and Media Studies program.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The Pitt Film and Media Studies program hosted Sophia Bryant and Richard Ellis, actors from the upcoming Netflix series “I Am Not Okay With This.” The actors answered questions about their experiences during the production of the show.

“Sex Education” season 2 brings realness to teen relationships

“Sex Education” season 2 brings realness to teen relationships

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

With its raunchy and sometimes cringeworthy opening scenes of failed attempts at sex and nuanced relationships, “Sex Education” offers a hilarious and sometimes deeply moving view of adolescence.

Review | Figure skater debunks Netflix’s newest drama ‘Spinning Out’

“Spinning Out” is a new Netflix Drama about a 21-year-old figure skater named Kat (Kaya Scodelario) attempting to make a comeback to the sport after a devastating head injury.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

January 14, 2020

A poster for the new Netflix show “Spinning Out” reads, “It may be cold, but there is no chill.” This might be the perfect way to describe the show, a drama about a 21-year-old figure skater.

Dr. Yusef Salaam brings “When They See Us” to life

Dr. Yusef Salaam brings “When They See Us” to life

By Diana Velasquez, For the Pitt News

October 3, 2019

“When They See Us,” a miniseries directed by Ava DuVernay and released on Netflix in May 2019, tells the story of the Central Park Five, five teenagers of color who were wrongly convicted for the rape and assault of a jogger in Central Park in 1989. Each and every one maintained their innocence until a confession from the true perpetrator finally came out in 2001

Crack open a cold one with Amazon’s “The Boys”

Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Eric Kripke, “The Boys” is available on Amazon Prime Video.

By Thomas Wick, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

It’s fair to call “superhero” its own genre. And, like any genre, there is always going to be a film or TV show that deconstructs it. This year we got one such deconstruction in the Amazon Prime exclusive show “The Boys."

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