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1 Mermaids can be Black
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:23, p.03
11/14/2022 Nkasa Bolumbu writes an opinion piece on her thoughts with Disney's decision to cast a Black actress to play Ariel in the new live action movie. Bolumbu argues that skin color can be interchangeable when the whiteness of a character isn't a big part of their story like in Disney's movie "The Little Mermaid" or "Cinderella". She also adds that the story of Ariel is a fictional fantasy which takes place in a world where race isn't an issue; photo.
2 Horror movies are the worst
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:17, p.03
10/24/2022 Abigail Saathoff writes an opinion piece against horror movies except for the few that have good plots/storylines such as "A Quiet Place" or "It".
3 Horror film "Barbarian" brings terror to theaters
Neessen--Ben (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:10, p.05
9/29/2022 Guest columnist and UNI student, Ben Neessen, writes his opinions on the new horror movie "Barbarian". He argues that the great writing, performances, and cinematography all make this movie captivating and fun to watch; photo.
4 The drama of "Don't Worry Darling"
Alder--Theo (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:9, p.05
9/26/2022 Theo Alder reports on the drama that is unfolding around the movie "Don't Worry Darling" and it's cast. The drama (which some speculate is fake) includes some popular stars including Harry Styles, Shia LaBeouf, and Chris Pine; photo.
5 "Bullet Train" movie review
Alder--Theo (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:8, p.05
9/22/2022 Theo Alder writes a review for the new movie, "Bullet Train". Alder states that the movie has a simple but good plot and is filled with a star studded cast; photo.
6 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.
7 Eggers' epic "The Northman" tells a tale of bloody revenge
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:52, p.04
4/25/2022 Friesen reviews Eggers' "The Northman," 3.5/5; photo.
8 A muggled story of wizards and muggles in "Secrets of Dumbledore"
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:50, p.04
4/18/2022 Friesen reviews "The Secrets of Dumbledore" with 2.5/5; photo.
9 "Ambulance" is Bayhem at its best
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:49, p.04
4/14/2022 Friesen reviews "Ambulance," giving it 3/5 stars; photo.
10 I'd rather sell my soul than watch "Morbius" again
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:46, p.04
4/4/2022 The author reviews the film "Morbius," giving it a 1/5 rating; photo.
11 Sans smith slap, another tiring Oscars
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:45, p.04
3/31/2022 The author critiques the Academy Awards ceremony for being predictable and formulaic, not including all awards in the broadcast, and its long runtime, along with overt product placement and flat jokes. Friesen also discusses Will Smith slapping Chris Rock after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair. However, the author concludes that loyal viewers will continue to watch; photo.
12 94th Academy Award predictions
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:43, p.05
3/24/2022 Hunter Friesen gives their Academy Award predictions; photo.
13 "The Batman" finds beauty in the darkness
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:40, p.04
3/7/2022 Hunter Friesen gives "The Batman" a 4/5 rating; photo.
14 Ranking this year's Best Picture nominee
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:39, p.05
3/3/2022 Hunter Friesen gives their ranking of the Oscars' ten Best Picture nominees.
15 Dinklage stops the show in "Cyrano"
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:37, p.04
2/24/2022 Hunter Friesen gives their review of "Cyrano" in poem form, rating it a 3.5/5; photo.
16 Film Appreciation Club features 'best worst movie ever'
Alder--Theo (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:36, p.01
2/21/2022 "The Room," a film written, directed, and acted in by Tommy Wiseau, was screened by the Film Appreciation Club. The audience participated in throwing spoons and quoting lines from the "worst best movie ever."
17 No honor among thieves in "Uncharted"
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:36, p.04
2/21/2022 Friesen reviews the film "Uncharted" and gives it a 2.5/5.
18 "Death on the Nile" is a misguided murder mystery
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:34, p.04
2/14/2022 "Death on the Nile" does not hold up to its predecessor, "Murder on the Orient Express," earning it a 2/5 rating; photo.
19 2022 Academy award nominations recap
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:33, p.05
2/10/2022 The author lays out all of the above-the-line categories and their nominees for the Academy Awards, as well as giving analysis.
20 2021 Oscar nomination predictions
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:32, p.04
2/7/2022 Hunter Friesen gives his predictions for the 2021 Oscar nominations.
21 A report from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:30, p.05
1/31/2022 Film Critic Hunter Friesen rates the movies he viewed during the weeklong Sundance Film Festival. Those rated were: "After Yang" (4/5), "Dual" (4/5), "Happening" (4/5), "Cha Cha Real Smooth" (3.5/5), "Resurrection" (3/5), "Call Jane" (2.5/5), and "Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul" (2.5/5).
22 Twenty-five movies to get excited about in 2022
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:30, p.05
1/31/2022 Hunter Friesen details 25 movies that he is looking forward to in 2022.
23 Ten best films of 2021
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.05
1/24/2022 Hunter Friesen gives a list of what he believes to be the ten best movies of the year. He also includes five of the worst films of the year and his best film honorable mentions; photo.
24 Winter break movie reviews
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.05
1/24/2022 Hunter Friesen reviews the movies they viewed over winter break.
25 Campion's "Power of the Dog" reinvents the western genre
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.04
12/6/2021 Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" receives a 4 out of 5 rating from Hunter Friesen; photo.
26 We are thankful for films
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:26, p.04
12/2/2021 Hunter Friesen gives thanks to the five movies he watched over Fall Break; photo.
27 'The French Dispatch', Wes Anderson's masterpiece
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:23, p.04
11/15/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews Wes Anderson's new film "The French Dispatch," rewarding it a 5/5 rating; photo.
28 'Eternals' just another cog in the Marvel machine
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:21, p.04
11/8/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews the newest Marvel film, "Eternals." He rates it 3/5; photo.
29 Dreams turn to disappointment
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:19, p.04
11/1/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews Edgar Wright's new film "Last Night in Soho," giving it a 3/5 rating; photo.
30 "Dune" is a grand disappointment
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:17, p.04
10/25/2021 Hunter Friesen discusses the new movie adaption of the novel "Dune," which he rated a 3/5; photo.
31 "The Last Duel": A modern medieval epic
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:15, p.04
10/18/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews Ridley Scott's new film The Last Duel, starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Adam Driver in the three main roles. Friesen rates the movie 4/5, stating that it is one of Scott's finest films; photo.
32 "Squid Game" takes Netflix by storm
Oleson--Andrew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:14, p.04
10/14/2021 Andrew Oleson reviews the new Netflix show "Squid Game," giving it a 3/5; photo.
33 A farewell to Bond in "No Time to Die"
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.04
10/11/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews the new James Bond film "No Time to Die." He gives Daniel Craig's last Bond film a 4/5 rating. Read in Spanish and see photo on page 5; photo.
34 Despedida de Bond
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021), Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.05
10/11/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews the new James Bond film "No Time to Die." He gives Daniel Craig's last Bond film a 4/5 rating. Read in English and see photo on page 4; photo.
35 Venom: A Carnage of Quality
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.04
10/4/2021 Film Critic Hunter Friesen gives a scathing review of the movie, "Venom: Let There Be Carnage", giving it a 1.5/5 rating; photo.
36 "Dear Evan Hansen" cannot recapture stage magic
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:8, p.04
9/23/2021 A film review of "Dear Evan Hansen;" photo. Read the article in Spanish on page 5, N.I en Español: Dear Evan Hansen.
37 N.I. en Español: Dear Evan Hansen
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021), Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:8, p.05
9/23/2021 An N.I. en Español review of "Dear Evan Hansen."
38 Fall film festival ushers Oscar season
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:6, p.05
9/16/2021 Film festivals introduce movies for the Oscars season; photo.
39 "Malignant" is matter over mind
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:5, p.05
9/13/2021 Friesen's take on James Wan's "Malignant;" photo.
40 "Shang-Chi" brings balance to the MCU
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:4, p.05
9/9/2021 Friesen's take on "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings;" photo.
41 UNI student offers review of Cannes Film Festival
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
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.
42 Summer 2021 Blockbuster Film Reviews
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
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.
43 An Oscars to remember for the wrong reasons
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.05
4/29/2021 Friesen reviews the 93rd Academy Awards and grades it a "D"; photo.
44 2021 summer movie preview
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.05
4/15/2021 Friesen highlights upcoming summer 2021 movie releases, which may motivate readers to return to the theater. They include "Those Who Wish Me Dead," "Army of the Dead," "A Quiet Place," "In the Heights," "Black Widow," "Old," "The Green Knight," "Stillwater," "The Suicide Squad," and "Respect." Others to check out include "Spiral: From the Book of Saw," "The Woman in the Window," "Cruella," "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It," The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard," Luca," F9," "Space Jam: A New Legacy," and "Free Guy"; photos.
45 'Godzilla vs Kong' is exactly what it needs to be
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.05
4/5/2021 Friesen reviews "Godzilla vs Kong," 3.5/5; photo.
46 'The Father' teaches through tears
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.09
4/1/2021 Friesen reviews "The Father," 4/5; photo.
47 Finally, 'Justice League' is enjoyable
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.05
3/25/2021 Friesen reviews "Zack Snyder's Justice League," 3.5/5; photo.
48 Panther Portrait: Maucker Movie with CAB
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:43, p.05
3/22/2021 The Campus Activities Board (CAB) screened "Mean Girls" on March 18 as part of their "Maucker Movies" series; photos.
49 2021 Oscar nominations recap
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.05
3/18/2021 Friesen summarizes the 2021 Academy Awards Oscars nominations and analyzes who was listed and who was not; photos.
50 'Chaos Walking' is just white noise
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.05
3/11/2021 Friesen reviews "Chaos Walking," the first movie the author has seen since theatres re-opened, 2/5; photo.

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