PBS HSA Film Review

Welcome to PBS-HSA Film Review.

This website will pull together the writings and artistic work of students in Film class at Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy.

Another list of winter break movie and TV recommendations. Check them out here.

Each semester students complete a photography project to answer a question. This semester's question: "Who are you?" Below are the best images of the semester.

Abigail Saucedo

Angel Ramirez

Angel Zarate

Anissa Rosas

Anthony Negrete

Arianne YerbaMendez

Brianna Aguilar

Hermilo Mireles

Isaac Benavente

Jacky Ocampo

Jayson Guevarra

Jennifer Gomez

Jorge Arellano

Juliet Aguirre

Leslie Hurtado

Liam Bagabag

Louwing Perez

Michel Rosas

Otto Peña

Saul Avarado

Saul Avarado

Growing up can be hard. Luckily we have movies to help us get through it. Read what PBS-HSA students have to say about the themes of the coming of age movies we watched this unit.

Inception was a sensation when it came out in 2010, making over $800 million. Many people like this movie because it is an action movie with cool visual effects, but it also has a deeper message. Check out what PBS-HSA students think is the deeper message of this famous movie.

Summer is a great time to catch up on movies and TV shows. Check out the recommendations from Film class.


Summer Film & TV Recommendations

Spring 2018 Photography Project Awards

See the winners below

Aidee Perez

Danna Flores

Fabi Nunez

Jalen Thompson

Jazmine Murguia

Jordy Garcia

Karla Reyes

Kate Garcia

Laniece Settle

Maria Villatoro

Michelle Hernandez

Milagros Lomeli

Nathan Robles

Roxy Perez

Sophia Alvarado

Laniece Settle

Yajaira Salgado

Yesenia Munoz

Yuliana de los Santos

Final projects, final exams, AP tests, CAASPP got you down? Check out these comedy recommendations by clicking on the link below. Find funny videos and why you should watch them.


Comedy Recommendations

Science Fiction Essays


We just finished studying science fiction films and what they can teach us about humanity. Students had to write essays using evidence from all three films we watched.

We completed our TV unit. We watched American Crime Season 2 and had a socratic seminar about each episode. I wish you could have seen the excellent discussions.

Love Essays


We wrapped up a unit on unconventional romance movies. Check out the link above to read student analysis around how the idea of love was depicted in the films we watched.

Winter Break Film & TV Recommendations

Click the link for what to what and what not to watch over break. Some titles include:

  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Family Guy
  • Moana
  • Nightcrawler
  • Jane the Virgin
  • What Happened to Monday?
  • The Pursuit of Happiness

Fall 2017 Photography Project Awards

See the winners below

Aidee Perez

Lesley Cabanas

Suzie Garcia

Angie Soriano

Monique Flores

Griselda Gutierrez

Emely Lazo

Cruz Jimenez