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Nordic reviews the cinema world’s finest hidden gems

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Eli Shafer, Co-Business Manager

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 to flock toward the highest-rated movies, the world’s cinematic greats aren’t the only movies...

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

Priya Annapureddy, Reporter

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 be accessible for excited fingertips. Within its first day, over 10 million people signed up.  ...

Nordic’s unBOOlievable horror movie recommendations

Halloween movies that'll get you in the spirit of the season. Art by Rahima Baluch

Mia Tavares, Reporter

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 not worth your time. “Hush” lacks some of the twists that are typically associated with the horror...

Flashbacks to the past: 2000s teen movie reviews

Flashbacks to the past: 2000s teen movie reviews

Audri Saulters and Maria Solorzano

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 high school problems sprinkled on top. “Ten Things I Hate About You” uses a fresh approach to...

A Holiday Review

A Holiday Review

Jocelyn Ayenew and Sam Goetze

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 comedic story is told through simple cartoons and composer Vince Guaraldi's lively jazz music. A...

“Love, Simon” comes out on top

Alex Haworth, Managing Editor

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 Spier (Nick Robinson), a closeted gay teen who is trying to navigate high school while also maintain...

Oscar short films

Oscar short films

Oliver Hopcroft and Joanna Wyler

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 simple, unsuspecting act would be the cause of his horrifying death. Till was brutally beaten past...

“Loving Vincent”: A visual tour de force

Surya Hendry, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 stylings of Vincent van Gogh, and the effect is stunning: viewers will feel like they’ve fal...

Black Panther in review

Black Panther in review

Alex Haworth, Managing Editor

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 good reason. “Black Panther,” which takes place in the fictional, secretive and wealthy of Wakand...

Hallmark romances review

Hallmark romances review

Joanna Wyler and Cameron Pesek

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 rule. This Valentine’s Day special follows the story of Deb Metcalfe (Katie Leclerc), a quirky...

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” review

Megan Munson, Co-editor-in-chief

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 of viewers. “The Last Jedi” lived up to this standard; its combination of old and new cha...

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 holiday. The film, from director Joe Dante, follows Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) after he rece...

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