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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

BEHIND THE LIGHTS. Elvis, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Austin Butler, provides an insider view into the stars life, marred by controversy and greed. The film is nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture. (Screen capture from Baz Luhrmanns ELVIS | Official Trailer by Warner Bros. Pictures on YouTube)

[OSCAR REVIEW] Elvis: Controversy follows the King of rock and roll

Sonia Kharbanda, Staff Writer March 13, 2023
"Elvis" dazzles viewers with its insider view into Elvis's life, though it missed the mark for Oscar wins.
LISTEN UP. The Women Talking cast was successfully able to execute an emotional film on such an emotional subject, while still making it engaging and entertaining for the viewer.

[OSCAR WINNER] Women Talking: Feminism in an isolated community

Nora Seifert, Staff Writer March 13, 2023
Women Talking won Best Screenplay at the Oscars last night.
FLOP OR NOT? In The Whale, Charlie goes through an emotional journey searching for redemption.

[OSCAR WINNER] The Whale: A Big Hit?

Shefali Meagher, Staff Writer March 13, 2023
It's no surprise that Brendan Fraser won the Oscar for Best Actor last night.
YOU TALK TOO MUCH. Sammy Fabelman (left, Gabriel Labelle) is trapped in his room and has no choice but to listen as uncle Boris (right, Judd Hirsch) gives him a speech on art.

[OSCAR REVIEW] The Fabelmans is the ultimate movie-about-movies

Thomas Ferguson, Staff Writer March 12, 2023
The Fabelmans is an instant comfort movie that is worth watching no matter who you are.
View RubicOnline staff writers reviews of the Animated Feature Film Oscar nominees.

[OSCAR REVIEW] Animated films celebrated with nominations at 95th Academy Awards

March 12, 2023
Read the staff's reviews of the five Animated Feature Film nominees.
ALL QUIET. Paul and his friend Albert Kropp quietly listen while on nightwatch.

[OSCAR REVIEW] All Quiet on the Western Front: an emotional ride into history…and Germany

Taryn Karasti, Staff Writer March 12, 2023
All Quiet on the Western Front is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming.
CONNECTED TO THE MULTIVERSE Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh)s consciousness fracturing from successfully connecting with the multiverse. Evelyn is half in her universe, doing an audit meeting, and half in another universe, where she is in a broom closet. While gasping for air out of shock, Wang asks in a panic, Whats happening?

[OSCAR REVIEW] Everything Everywhere All at Once: wonderfully messy, thought-provoking

Zimo Xie, Staff Writer March 12, 2023
A heartwarming and wildly comical rollercoaster of emotions describes Everything Everywhere All at Once perfectly.
FLYING HIGH. Tom Cruise performs his own stunts in his new movie Top Gun: Maverick.

[OSCAR REVIEW] Top Gun: Maverick hits the top of VFX game

Amanda Hsu, Staff Writer March 12, 2023
Top Gun: Maverick is the much-anticipated sequel to Top Gun (1986) is nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Visual Effects.
ALL GOLDEN. The 95th Academy Awards take place Mar. 12 at 7 p.m. on  ABC.

[OSCAR PREVIEW] Short Film nominees tell big stories

March 10, 2023
The 95th Academy Awards take place Mar. 12 at 7 p.m. on ABC.
PICS OR IT DIDNT HAPPEN. Yaya pretends to take a bite of pasta while Carl takes a picture for their Instagram.

[OSCAR REVIEW] Triangle of Sadness: a rocky adventure on a rocky sea

Frances Matthews, Staff Writer March 10, 2023
Triangle of Sadness is nominated for three Academy Awards.
ON AND OFF TIK TOK. Ice Spices new album has grown popularity through viral Tik Tok videos using snippets of her songs. She has over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify and incorperates R&B and rap into her music.

Spice moves from TikTok to the mainstream with her new album Like…?

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline February 8, 2023
Ice Spice's songs incorperate a buttery smooth R&B feel with rap lyrics; enjoyable both on and off TikTok.
While each track Though each track on Five Easy Hot Dogs is alone repetitive, the album’s sound isnt droning or boring; DeMarco never settles into one place for too long before picking up and hitting the road again.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Mac DeMarco chooses the rhythm of the road with Five Easy Hot Dogs

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline January 30, 2023
Released on Jan. 20, Mac DeMarco’s sixth studio album is the record of a vagabond.
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