David Patrick Schranck Jr.

Don’t Look Up Review

On Christmas Eve 2021, Netflix released the latest film from comedic writer-director Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up. The film, written and directed by McKay with David Sirota (a former Bernie Sanders advisor) receiving a story credit, follows two Michigan State University astronomers, Dr. Randall Mindy (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and PhD student Kate Diabiasky (played…

David Patrick Schranck Jr. & David Leferve on behalf of the UOYDSA Organizing Committee

Rittenhouse and Arbery Rulings: A Response On the night of August 25th, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people, killing two and injuring one, who were attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, WI in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse, who was a minor at the time, had traveled across…

IASTE’s Fight to Improve Wages and Working Conditions for Crews in Tinseltown

For the first time in the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) union’s 128 year history, 60,000 workers represented by the union came close to striking over grueling working conditions and inadequate pay. The union represents most of the film and television industry’s behind the scenes workers. The union members authorized a strike with 89.66%…

Review: Squid Game

It didn’t take long after its release in September 2021 for Squid Game to become one of Netflix’s biggest hits in their history. The series has been viewed by more than 142 million households globally in the month since its release, making it Netflix’s most watched series of all time. It’s the second major achievement…