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Plank Article Jackson Sloat ’23

“Tenet” wins some battles, loses war

“Tenet” is an action-packed yet thought-provoking film directed by Christopher Nolan, which stars John David Washington, Robert Pattison, and Elizabeth Debicki. This mind-bending action thriller follows a secret agent (Washington) and his trusted friend Neil (Pattinson) as they try to prevent Sator (Kenneth Branagh) from starting World War III.

Plank Article Sebastian Booth ’22

Opinion: The good in quarantine

With the pandemic limiting most in-person interaction, it’s understandable that some people have struggled to find something to pass the time. But even during an age of routine isolation, many members of the Jesuit High School Sacramento community have still found ways to stay busy.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Opinion: End the Silence

Silence is arguably the most dangerous weapon. It’s the signifier of complicity. The denial of injustice. The voice of those who stand opposed to change. Now, it’s the language of racism.

Plank Article James Fahey ’20

Fahey’s Film Reviews: There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood can be viewed with a Netflix subscription or rented on Amazon Prime for $3.99.

The pursuit of prosperity and power led to the boom of the American economy, but it was not without its corruption. The period epic There Will Be Blood directed by Paul Thomas Anderson comments on this through the ambitious and fervently-driven oil miner, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis).

Plank Article James Fahey ’20

Fahey’s Film Reviews: 1917

A poster from the movie "1917" seen through the eyes of Jason Reyna '20

Update April 16, 2020: Right now you can stream the movie on Amazon for $5.99 or on Youtube for $3.99.

Trench warfare is a hellish nightmare, and Sam Mendes’ film “1917” captures that terror and anxiety with its harrowing long takes and immersive set design. Yet, where visuals and sound prevail, the story declines.

Plank Article James Fahey ’20

Fahey’s Film Reviews: Parasite

Blurred images of people with censor strips over their eyes standing and laying in lounge chairs  in a backyard.

Update April 16, 2020: Right now you can stream the movie on Amazon for $3.99 or for free if you have a Hulu subscription.

Everyone knows the famous saying “the grass is greener on the other side.” This proverb, however, is challenged by Korean director Bong Joon-ho in his film, “Parasite,” which pits the different classes of society together in his darkly comedic thriller.