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1 Jordan Peele's Nope makes you think again
Alder--Theo (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:2, p.05
8/29/2022 Theo Alder, NI Film Critic, reviews the movie "Nope" written and directed by Jordan Peele. Alder gives the movie high praises commenting on the fantastic work of the special and visual effects teams, the director, and the actors; photo.
2 Academy Awards predictions
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:33, p.04
2/6/2022 Film Critic Hunter Friesen makes predictions for 2020 92nd Academy Awards in the categories Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Lead Actor, Bes Lead Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture; photo.
3 "Dream with ME" premieres its first screening
Loeckle--Theo (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:2, p.04
8/30/2021 Theo Loeckle writes his review of "Dream with ME" which was produced at UNI by Jim Bray and Gretta Berghammer. The film uses hip-hop theatre to reflect on events such as the pandemic that happened the past year by following multiple characters and their stories; photo.
4 UNI student offers review of Cannes Film Festival
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:2, p.05
8/30/2021 Hunter Friesen was invited to the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France this summer. He reviews all ten films he saw while there; photos.
5 Summer 2021 Blockbuster Film Reviews
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:1, p.09
8/26/2021 Hunter Friesen gives his reviews of the blockbuster films released during the summer of 2021 including the movies Black Widow, Suicide Squad, and In the Heights; photo.
6 An Oscars to remember for the wrong reasons
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.5
4/29/2021 Northern Iowan Film Critic, Hunter Friesen, recounts the 2021 Oscars. He highlights the events of the evening that made it, in his opinion, one of the worst award shows ever.
7 2021 summer movie preview
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.05
4/15/2021 The author reviews the biggest upcoming movies that will be released throughout the 2021 summer. With more vaccines being administered and movie theaters starting to reopen, the author hopes many of these movies will be seen in the cinema.
8 Finally, 'Justice League' is enjoyable
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.05
3/25/2021 The author reviews the original director, Zack Snyder's, cut of the movie "Justice League". Due to a family tragedy and the Warner Brothers bringing in another director, Snyder's original version of the movie was never brought to theaters. However after many years, due to the fans demands and Snyder's determination, his original version was restored and released to the public; photo.
9 2021 Oscar nominations recap
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.05
3/18/2021 The author summarizes the 2021 Oscars nominations and gives their own analysis of who was nominated and who wasn't; photo.
10 'Chaos Walking' is just white noise
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.05
3/11/2021 The author reviews the dystopian fantasy movie 'Chaos Walking' and says that they wish this wasn't the first movie they saw in theatres after they reopened; photo.
11 Billie Holiday biopic exploits singer's pain
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.05
3/4/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews "The United States Vs. Billie Holiday" which they argue exploits hardships experienced by Billie Holiday. They give the film an overall 2/5 rating; photo.
12 'I Care a Lot' is devilishly fun
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.05
2/25/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews "I Care a Lot", a dark comedy of which they give 4.5/5 stars; photo.
13 Top 10 best films of 2020
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.05
2/18/2021 Film critic, Hunter Friesen writes about their top 10 films from 2020; photo.
14 The winter break movie roundup
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:28, p.05
1/28/2021 Friesen reviews movies that dropped during winter break; photos.
15 'The Witches' casts weak spells
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 117:21, p.04
10/29/2020 Friesen reviews "The Witches;" photo.
16 "Chicago 7" is a timely court drama
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 117:20, p.04
10/26/2020 Friesen reviews "The Trial of the Chicago 7;" photo.
17 Netflix movie 'Enola Holmes' is clever fun.
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:13, p.4
10/1/2020 The author gives their review of the Netflix film 'Enola Holmes'.
18 "Tenet": an incomprehensible spectacle
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 117:5, p.05
9/3/2020 Hunter Friesen writes a film review about the movie "Tenet"; photo.
19 "New Mutants" offers nothing new
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 117:4, p.05
8/31/2020 Hunter Friesen delivers a review of the movie "New Mutants;" photo.
20 Friesen's top films of 2019
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:29, p.04
1/23/2020 Hunter Friesen, film critic gives his top ten films of 2020 while also giving descriptions of the films. 10) "1917", 9) "Uncut Gems", 8) "Marriage Story", 7) "Parasite", 6) "Ad Astra", 5) "Climax", 4) "Once Upon a time in Hollywood", 3) "The Irishman", 2) "The King", and 1) "Little Woman". Friesen makes some honorable mentions identifying "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", "Ford v Ferrari", "The Farewell", "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part", and "The Lighthouse"; photo.
21 'Alita: Battle Angel' malfunctions where it matters
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:36, p.04
2/18/2019 Hunter Friesen gives 'Alita: Battle Angel' a 1.5 out of 5 stars and explains that the directing and script was weak; photo.
22 'LEGO Movie 2' is awesome on all levels
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:34, p.05
2/11/2019 "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" was directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Phil Lord and Christopher Mitchell. and released on February 8. Friesen gives the movie 4 out of 5 paws while Rotten Tomatoes gives a rating of 82 percent.

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