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Film critic Josue Villatoro ranks his favorite five movies from 2023.

Five of the Best Films From 2023: A Review

May 5, 2024

5: Wonka    Your craving for chocolate will skyrocket after watching this. Timothee Chalamet delivers a performance that rivals Gene Wilder’s classic portrayal and serves as a pleasant adaptation...

“Elvis” is an emotional watch, for different reasons than “Priscilla. The two films draw contrasts between the different angles of
the relationship. “Priscilla” shows more behind the curtains of Elvis Presley’s relationships. Not just with Priscilla, but with his family and daughter, too.

Priscilla v. Elvis, which is better?

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Mar 6, 2024

Many fans of the Presely’s were not only blessed with one biography picture, but two the last couple years with Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” coming out in 2022 and Sophia Coppola’s “Priscilla”...

According to Fair, Holland is the best Spider-Man because of his social awkwardness combined with his nerdy charm. When bringing Spider-Man from the comics to the big screen, Holland trumps the others.

Who is the best Spider-Man?

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Feb 21, 2024

It has been 22 years since the first “Spider-Man” was released in theaters on May 3, 2002. Witnessing copyright wars and three other “Spider-Man” series in between, fans of this famous superhero...

“Titanic” tops the list as one of the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day. Filled with romance and heartbreak alike, the acclaimed film offers
something for all viewers.

Ranking Valentine’s Day films

JOSUE VILLATORO, Film Critic Feb 13, 2024

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day of rich milk chocolate, a day of candles, the day of champagne & wine, bittersweet dinners, but most importantly, the day of love and companionship. When it comes to...

Margot Robbie was not nominated for Best Actress this year, causing an
outpouring of criticism from fans.

An investigation into this year’s Oscar snubs

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Feb 7, 2024

‘Tis the season of red carpets, glamorous looks, and recognizing artists from TV, movies, and music– that’s right– it’s awards season. There is no doubt that with all of the masterfully made...

Ayo Edebiri won big at both the Emmys and the Golden Globes for “The Bear”. Her role as Sydney earned her nominations in both the Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actress in a Comedy categories.

2023 film and television awards underway

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Jan 31, 2024

Happy awards season! With the start of a new year comes one of the best times of the year - awards season. So far, the Golden Globes and the Emmys have taken place, and the Oscar nominations were recently...

Gosling has a large filmography under his belt. He recently added “Barbie” to this, gathering multiple award nominations for his role as Ken.

Ryan Gosling isn’t just Ken

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Jan 24, 2024

When somebody asks you to name the best actors of all time, who do you think of? Some of the names on that list could be Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Viola Davis, Jack Nickelson, Johnny...

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” has been in production for eight years.

Unpacking the “Five Nights At Freddy’s” Adaptation

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Nov 1, 2023

After eight years of production halts and questions of whether this project was still in motion, “Five Nights At Freddy’s” finally hit the theaters on October 27th and on Peacock the day prior. ...

According to the Northern Iowan’s film critic Callie Fair, fall weather and “Harry
Potter” are an autumn staple.

Return to the Wizarding world

CALLIE FAIR, Staff Writer Oct 11, 2023

I solemnly swear that it’s been 12 years since the final movie dropped, and people are still entranced by the magic of Harry Potter.  The “Harry Potter” series wrapped up at the Marcus Theatres...

Barbarian was released Sept. 9, 2022. It is expected to be on Hulu and HBO Max on Oct. 4, 2022.

Horror film “Barbarian” brings terror to theaters

BEN NEESEN, Guest Columnist Sep 28, 2022

When was the last time you went into a movie theater completely blind about what you’re about to see? Seriously, think about it. Nowadays by the time you’re in your seat, most movies have already...

The new film starring pop icon Harry Styles hit the theaters on Sept. 23, but the drama that preceded its release garnered just as much-if not, more-attention.

The drama of “Don’t Worry Darling”

THEO ALDER, Staff Writer Sep 25, 2022

“Don’t Worry Darling” is a film that premiered in theaters on Sept. 23, 2022. Directed by Olivia Wilde, “Don’t Worry Darling” follows a life in a 1950s perfect suburbia that twisted around...

“Bullet Train” movie review

THEO ALDER, Staff Writer Sep 21, 2022

Are you trying to decide on a movie to watch on Student Tuesday or Thursday at Marcus Theatres? Look no further than spending only six bucks on “Bullet Train.”  This film is reminiscent of the early...

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