The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

POOR THINGS. The film follows Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a newborn babys brain inside a full-grown womans body, and her process of learning everything about the world. (Fair Use Image: Searchlight Pictures press release)

[MOVIE REVIEW] Poor Things features absurd plot and absurdly good acting

Peter Ostrem, The Rubicon January 30, 2024
The film has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture, Production Design, Best Leading Actress (Stone) and Best Director.
GET IN LOSER. Mean Girls stars Reneé Rapp, who performed the role of Regina George in the broadway musical from 2019-2020. While the films soundtrack is fun and catchy and the script is full of comedic lines, the movie lacks in its representation of Gen-Z fashion and social media use. (Screen capture from official trailor by Paramount Pictures on Youtube.)

[MOVIE REVIEW] Mean Girls not so stylishly combines Broadway soundtrack with aspects of the 2004 film

Clara McKoy, Director of RubicOnline January 17, 2024

“Mean Girls” provides viewers with a comedic and nostalgic watch with the added dimension of the Broadway soundtrack that refreshes aspects of the original 2004 film. While charming and fun, the...

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Napoleon is a film with many issues, including historical inaccuracy and sloppy line delivery. However, it is still worth a watch for its engaging action scenes. (Fair Use Image: Apple TV+ Press Kit)

[MOVIE REVIEW] Napoleon: Ridley Scott’s Waterloo

Peter Ostrem, The Rubicon December 12, 2023
Napoleon leaves audiences wanting more from the acting and editing.
WOW-WORTHY. Killers of the Flower Moon is the best movie of 2023 so far. The primary actors delivered moving performances, and the soundtrack and cinematography brought the film to the next level. (Image from Apple TV+ Press Kit)

[MOVIE REVIEW] Killers of the Flower Moon: An ugly story told beautifully

Peter Ostrem, The Rubicon November 9, 2023
Killers of the Flower Moon should win numerous Oscars for its powerful storytelling.
THE CREATOR. This new sci-fi film echoes clear inspiration from past works like Avatar and the Star Wars franchise. The strongest part of The Creator is the incredible production design and the use of eye-catching CGI.

[MOVIE REVIEW] The Creator: A brutal and brilliant modern masterpiece

Peter Ostrem, The Rubicon October 10, 2023
This sci-fi film is a breath of fresh air in a cinematic world overwhelmed by remakes and sequels.
UNEQUALED DISAPPOINTMENT. Despite its solid box office performance, The Equalizer 3 did not offer much in terms of cinematic quality, and felt as though it was cheaply made. The acting and line delivery were often poor, and the plot was boring and unengaging, leaving much to be desired. (Fair Use Image: Screen capture from Equalizer 3 Official Trailer)

[MOVIE REVIEW] The Equalizer 3: A disappointing end to a great franchise

Peter Ostrem, The Rubicon September 20, 2023
Dull plotlines and low-quality acting left much to be desired from this film.
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.
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.
FELINE HERO. In this 2022 animated film, Puss in Boots navigates the trials and tribulations of love and betrayal.

[OSCAR REVIEW] Puss in Boots captures the hearts of audiences

Juan Miguel Adams, Staff Writer March 11, 2023
In his latest adventure, the beloved feline hero faces his toughest challenge yet: navigating love and betrayal.
SMILE FOR THE CAMERA: Linnet Ridgeway and Jaqueline de Bellefort pose for a photo in a London nightclub shortly before tragedy strikes.

[MOVIE REVIEW] Death on the Nile puts a fresh spin on an old classic

Johanna Pierach, Staff Writer March 28, 2022
The film, based on the Agatha Christie story by the same name, will be familiar to fans yet mysterious in its own right.
The plot of Don’t Look Up is simple: two astronomers discover a comet quickly rushing at earth, large enough to decimate the human species. The reaction from the United States government is reminiscent of reality.

[MOVIE REVIEW] Don’t Look Up checks all the boxes of a great movie

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline January 7, 2022
Don't Look Up, filled with a talented acting core of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and many more satisfies viewers with a perfect combination of dramatic and a feel-good movie.
Beanie Feldstein stars in this delightful coming of age story.

[MOVIE REVIEW] How to Build a Girl reminds audiences to rock their authentic self

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon May 22, 2020
Based on the book by Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl is an extraordinarily fun and heartfelt coming of age story.
Load More Stories

Comments (0)

Comments are welcomed on most stories at The Rubicon online. The Rubicon hopes this promotes thoughtful and meaningful discussion. We do not permit or publish libel or defamatory statements; comments that advertise or try to sell to the community; any copyrighted, trademarked or intellectual property of others; the use of profanity. Comments will be moderated, but not edited, and will post after they are approved by the Director of RubicOnline.  It is at the discretion of the staff to close the comments option on stories.
All The Rubicon Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest