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1 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.
2 "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.
3 "Bodies Bodies Bodies"
Alder--Theo (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:5, p.04
9/12/2022 Theo Alder reviews the thriller movie "Bodies Bodies Bodies". He reviews the plot and actors but overall thinks the movie is worth watching as long as you have low expectations for it; photo.
4 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.
5 Eggers' epic "The Northman" tells a tale of bloody revenge
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 118:52, p.04
4/25/2022 Friesen reviews Eggers' "The Northman;" photo.
6 A muggled story of wizards and muggles in "Secrets of Dumbledore"
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 118:50, p.04
4/18/2022 Friesen reviews "The Secrets of Dumbledore;" photo.
7 "Ambulance" is Bayhem at its best
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 118:49, p.04
4/14/2022 Friesen reviews "Ambulance," giving it 3/5 stars; photo.
8 "The Batman" finds beauty in the darkness
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:40, p.4
3/7/2022 Hunter Friesen gives "The Batman" a 4/5 rating; photo.
9 Ranking this year's Best Picture nominee
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:39, p.5
3/3/2022 Hunter Friesen gives their ranking of the Oscars' ten Best Picture nominees.
10 Dinklage stops the show in "Cyrano"
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:37, p.4
2/24/2022 Hunter Friesen gives their review of "Cyrano" in poem form, rating it a 3.5/5; photo.
11 "Death on the Nile" is a misguided murder mystery
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:34, p.4
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.
12 A report from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:30, p.5
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).
13 Ten best films of 2021
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.5
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.
14 Winter break movie reviews
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.5
1/24/2022 Hunter Friesen reviews the movies they viewed over winter break.
15 Campion's "Power of the Dog" reinvents the western genre
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.4
12/6/2021 Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" receives a 4 out of 5 rating from Hunter Friesen; photo.
16 We are thankful for films
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:26, p.4
12/2/2021 Hunter Friesen gives thanks to the five movies he watched over Fall Break; photo.
17 'The French Dispatch', Wes Anderson's masterpiece
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:23, p.4
11/15/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews Wes Anderson's new film, "The French Dispatch", rewarding it a 5/5 rating; photo.
18 'Eternals' just another cog in the Marvel machine
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:21, p.4
11/8/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews the newest Marvel film, "Eternals". He rates it 3/5; photo.
19 Dreams turn to disappointment
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:19, p.4
11/1/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews Edgar Wright's new film, "Last Night in Soho", giving it a 3/5 rating; photo.
20 "Dune" is a grand disappointment
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:17, p.4
10/25/2021 Hunter Friesen discusses the new movie adaption of the novel "Dune", which he rated a 3/5; photo.
21 "The Last Duel": A modern medieval epic
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:15, p.4
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.
22 A farewell to Bond in "No Time to Die"
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.4
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.
23 Despedida de Bond
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021), Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.5
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.
24 Venom: A Carnage of Quality
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.4
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.
25 "Dear Evan Hansen" cannot recapture stage magic
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 118:8, p.04
9/23/2021 A film review of "Dear Evan Hansen;" photo.
26 N.I. en Español: Dear Evan Hansen
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:8, p.05
9/23/2021 An N.I. en Español review of "Dear Evan Hansen."
27 "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.
28 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.
29 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.
30 2021 Academy Award predictions
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:52, p.05
4/22/2021 Film critic, Hunter Friesen gives their opinion on who the winners will be at the 93rd annual Academy Awards; photo.
31 'Godzilla vs Kong' is exactly what it needs to be
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.05
4/5/2021 The author reviews the movie 'Godzilla vs Kong'. Despite the author believing the characters weren't given enough time which made them less memorable, he strongly praises the visual effects, sound work, and the amount of action in the movie; photo.
32 'The Father' teaches through tears
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.09
4/1/2021 The author reviews the movie 'The Father' starring Anthony Hopkins and states it is a superb film about dementia that may hit too close to home; photo.
33 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.
34 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.
35 '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.
36 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.
37 '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.
38 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.
39 "Judas" invigorates Fred Hampton's legacy
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.05
2/8/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews the biopic "Judas and the Black Messiah." Friesen gives the film 4.5/5 paws.
40 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.
41 'Borat 2' is a funny retread
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:23, p.05
11/5/2020 Hunter Friesen gives a lukewarm rating of Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" Friesen gives and overall rating of 3.5/5 paw prints.
42 'The Witches' casts weak spells
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 117:21, p.04
10/29/2020 Friesen reviews "The Witches;" photo.
43 "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.
44 Sandler's 'Hubie Halloween' could be worse
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:17, p.05
10/15/2020 Hunter Friesen gives his opinion on Adam Sandler's newest movie, "Hubie Halloween."
45 Film review: stars shine in "Boys in the Band"
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.5
10/5/2020 "Boys in the Band" is a film staged in New York featuring seven gay friends getting ready for a birthday party. Friesen believes this is an astounding stage-to-screen adaptation that is relevant in today's society and scores a 4 out of 5.
46 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'.
47 'Mulan' review: more realistic, less fun
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:8, p.04
9/14/2020 Hunter Friesen reviews the Disney live action version of the story "Mulan". Friesen informs readers of the price point of the film as well as a review, giving it a score of three out of five stars; photo.
48 "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.
49 "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.
50 Top 5 movies released during quarantine
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:1, p.09
8/20/2020 Film critic, Hunter Friesen, lists five films to come out since March 17 (the day all cinemas shutdown) he thinks deserve praise and recognition.


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