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Nordic reviews the cinema world’s finest hidden gems

Art by Eli Shafer and Sonya Sheptunov
With nationwide quarantines in place, a lot of people have more free time than they know what to do with, leading to the growth of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+. While most people tend to flock toward the highest-rated movies, the world’s cinematic greats aren’t the only movies that can entertain us. There are good movies, there are bad movies and then there are movies with qualities so astonishingly low that you can’t help but laugh at the fact that someone agreed to pay to produce what you’re watching. While some low budget movies can completely surprise the audience with how good they are, the following films fall a little short of doing so. However, they still make for a truly underrated way to spend an evening at home.
May 28, 2020

With nationwide quarantines in place, a lot of people have more free time than they know what to do with, leading to the growth of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+. While most people tend...

Disney+: your plus one for the holiday season

Disney+ is the perfect application for all ages to enjoy nostalgic and upcoming films and shows. Art by Rahima Baluch
Curl up with your favorite StarWars, Marvel, National Geographic and Disney classics this winter break with Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.
December 20, 2019

When Disney+ launched last November after months of anxious waiting, people were ecstatic. Finally, all of Disney would be on one platform. Hours and hours of animations and throwbacks and originals would...

Nordic’s unBOOlievable horror movie recommendations

Halloween movies that'll get you in the spirit of the season. Art by Rahima Baluch
With Halloween right around the corner, creep it real with some horror movies so you know what to watch to have a gourd time.
October 31, 2019

“Hush” (2016) A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window. Based on plot alone, this movie is...

Flashbacks to the past: 2000s teen movie reviews

Flashbacks to the past: 2000s teen movie reviews
May 7, 2019

10 Things I Hate About You by Maria Solorzano This late ‘90s movie twists and turns Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew into a drama filled with rambunctious students and teen rebellion with genuine...

A Holiday Review

A Holiday Review
December 25, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Sam Goetze "A Charlie Brown Christmas," directed by Bill Melendez, is the ultimate holiday movie classic that embodies the true meaning of Christmas. The heartwarming and...

“Love, Simon” comes out on top

June 8, 2018

The romantic comedy dominating the box office in past weeks takes a break from the typical “boy meets girl” storyline in the most literal of ways. The plot of “Love, Simon” centers around Simon...

Oscar short films

Oscar short films
March 29, 2018

My nephew Emmet by Joanna Wyler In 1955, Emmett Till, a young teen from Chicago, visited his family in Mississippi. He had been accused of whistling at a white woman in town. Unbeknownst to him, that...

“Loving Vincent”: A visual tour de force

March 26, 2018

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, “Loving Vincent” is the first-ever feature-length animation of its kind. Over 650,000 frames were hand-painted by over 100 artists in the impressionist...

Black Panther in review

Black Panther in review
March 12, 2018

Whenever a new Marvel movie comes out, it’s usually met with a reasonable amount of buzz and a wave of enthusiasm from fans. The latest Marvel movie, however, has got the whole country talking — for...

Hallmark romances review

Hallmark romances review
February 10, 2018

Cloudy with a Chance of Love Hallmark is known for its sappy romantic comedies, mediocre plot lines and generally bad movies. Unsurprisingly, “Cloudy With a Chance of Love” is no exception to this...

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” review

January 10, 2018

From the first notes of the age-old theme song, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” sent long-time fans’ hearts fluttering. With every release, the Star Wars franchise is held to a high standard by generations...

Holiday movie review

Holiday movie review
December 23, 2017

Gremlins By Alex Haworth A great movie choice for the months between Halloween and Christmas, “Gremlins” makes for the perfect seasonal movie without attaching itself too strongly to any particular...

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