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How Pitt students are passing the time during social distancing

Nikita Bargaje has spent some of her time in quarantine crafting a three-dimensional monogram letter “N” to help distract her from the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Nikita Bargaje.
April 6, 2020
Pitt students are trying to de-stress in many ways in the wake of the University moving classes online and closing residence halls.

Review | “Lost Girls” demands to be seen

“Lost Girls” release poster.
March 17, 2020
Now streaming on Netflix, the new film “Lost Girls” from director Liz Garbus asks us to reconsider our preconceived ideas of these women and their work.

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.
February 19, 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
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 | “P.S I Still Love You” opens its heart to more than romance

“To All The Boys I Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You” release poster.
February 10, 2020
“To All The Boys I Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You” carries on the story of Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) who, after the last movie’s conclusion, is finally starting her new relationship with certified heartthrob Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), one of the most popular boys at school.

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.
January 13, 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.

Opinion | “You” and the violence of attraction

Penn Badgley plays the serial killer Joe on the Netflix show “You.”
January 7, 2020
The talk around this show has painted our attraction as sick and is a sign of ignoring the blatantly obvious — duh, he’s fictional a serial killer. He is not a viable option.

Weekend Watchlist: College edition

“Community” title card.
December 5, 2019
For the last Weekend Watchlist of the semester (and the decade!), we decided to focus on something we know very well: college. Here are our favorite movies and shows involving college that are currently available to stream.

Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series
November 21, 2019
Cartoons aren’t just for kids. Here are our favorite animated TV series available to stream.

Weekend Watchlist: Period pieces

November 14, 2019
Time travel isn’t real, but the best next thing would have to be period pieces — movies and television shows that are set in an earlier period. They allow you to be transported back in time without leaving the 21st century — or your couch. Here are our favorite period pieces available to stream.
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