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Film Critic Hunter Friesen gives his thoughts on the. 2021 Academy Awards.

An Oscars to remember for the wrong reasons

HUNTER FRIESEN April 29, 2021

Fitting for the year 2020, the 93rd Academy Awards was something that had never been seen before. Instead of taking place in the usual Dolby Theatre, the in-person and maskless event was hosted by Los...

Film Critic Hunter Friesen predicts who will win big at the upcoming Academy Awards.

2021 Academy Award predictions

HUNTER FRIESEN April 22, 2021

After being delayed months due to the pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards are finally upon us, signaling the end of the longest awards season in recent history. With the votes tallied up and the winners...

Film critic Hunter Friesen previews the biggest films set to release this summer.

2021 Summer movie preview

HUNTER FRIESEN April 15, 2021

The pandemic has been going on for a while now, but the future is finally starting to look brighter. Millions of vaccines are being administered per day and quarantining is no longer a normal routine. With...

Film critic Hunter Friesen reviews the latest blockbuster 'Godzilla vs. Kong.

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ is exactly what it needs to be

HUNTER FRIESEN April 5, 2021

It’s a debate that has dominated lunchrooms and sleepovers for generations. Who would win in a gladiator death match, Godzilla or King Kong? In one corner stands a prehistoric sea monster covered in...

Film Critic Hunter Friesen reviews the new drama

‘The Father’ teaches through tears

HUNTER FRIESEN April 1, 2021

Move over “Suspiria,” “The Conjuring” and “Hereditary” – there’s a new film that has claimed the title as the scariest movie of the past decade. It’s not demons, witches or serial killers...

Film Critic Hunter Friesen reviews the latest superhero blockbuster

Finally, ‘Justice League’ is enjoyable

HUNTER FRIESEN March 25, 2021

What was once an internet pipedream has become a reality. “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is finally here in all its bombastic glory. This specific version of “Justice League” was never meant...

Film Critic Hunter Friesen discusses the 2021 Academy Award nominations.

2021 Oscar nominations recap

HUNTER FRIESEN March 18, 2021

After being delayed by nearly two months due to the pandemic, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences finally revealed their nominations this Monday for what they thought was the best of cinema...

Film critic Hunter Friesen reviews the new dystopian fantasy film

‘Chaos Walking’ is just white noise

HUNTER FRIESEN March 11, 2021

Like “The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter” and “Percy Jackson,” “Chaos Walking” is the newest attempt to establish a lucrative franchise based on a series of popular teenage-audience books....

Film Critic Hunter Friesen reviews the upcoming film

Billie Holiday biopic exploits singer’s pain

HUNTER FRIESEN March 4, 2021

Another awards season, another tortured celebrity biopic. Last year was “Judy” and the year before that was “Bohemian Rhapsody.” A few years earlier was “La Vie En Rose.” Before that was “Walk...

Film critic Hunter Friesen reviews the new film

‘I Care a Lot’ is devilishly fun

HUNTER FRIESEN February 25, 2021

Have you ever stopped to think about how we treat our elderly in America? Once they reach a certain age and things start to get more difficult, we ship them off to a glorified daycare that they never return...

Film critic Hunter Friesen gives us his top 10 favorite films released in 2020.

Top 10 best films of 2020

HUNTER FRIESEN February 18, 2021

For the past two years, I’ve led this article by saying how crummy the year had been. Well, 2020 doesn’t even deserve to be joked about. It was such a terrible year that I’m glad has passed, even...

From Michael Moore to Steven Spielberg, many filmmakers have tackled presidential terms and controversial throughout the decades.

A brief history of presidents in film

HUNTER FRIESEN February 15, 2021

Feb. 15 marks President’s Day in the United States. Originally a holiday to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, the day was eventually changed to honor the service of all our nation’s leaders. In...

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