Vishnu Potharaju

Vishnu Potharaju (’24) is a Staff Writer and Contributing Artist for The Lancer.


“Avatar: The Way of Water”: groundbreaking or underwhelming?

by Vishnu Potharaju (’24) | February 3, 2023 After almost 13 years, James Cameron released Avatar: The Way of Water, the highly-anticipated sequel to his blockbuster science fiction and action movie Avatar. Set on the fictional planet of Pandora, Avatar told a compelling story of the Na’vi people battling human attempts to conquer their world.…

A movie to die for: “Death on the Nile” review

by Vishnu Potharaju (’24) | March 21, 2022 The past year has been a big year for murder mystery fans. From HBO’s TV adaptation of One of Us Is Lying to Selena Gomez’s latest role in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, murder mystery has remained a popular genre in today’s television and movies. This…

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” perfectly culminates the franchise

by Vishnu Potharaju (’24) | February 14, 2022 Since their release in 1962, the stories of Peter Parker and his vigilante activities as Spider-Man have become a cultural phenomenon around the world. Inspiring dozens of comic runs and even three separate film versions, Spider-Man is now one of the most renowned superheroes in the world.…

Who killed Tim Kono?: a review of “Only Murders in the Building”

by Vishnu Potharaju (’24) | November 19, 2021 Mystery. Betrayal. Selena Gomez. A man in a tie-dye sweatshirt. All are the puzzle pieces for a perfect mystery show. Hulu’s latest release, Only Murders in the Building, combines all of these elements. Created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman, the show stars Martin, Martin Short and…


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