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Latest film in ‘Star Wars’ series must answer fans’ biggest questions

Latest film in ‘Star Wars’ series must answer fans’ biggest questions

JD Conte

December 11, 2019

When Star Wars fans left the theater after viewing “The Last Jedi” in December 2017, many felt frustrated towards director Rian Johnson. While the film sat in a decent standing with critics, 7.1/10 ratings on IMDb and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, hardcore Star Wars fans felt confused, angry and betrayed....

Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Hannah Arroyo

December 2, 2019

After Theofanis Orfanos came to America in 1957, he eventually started a family and established his own shoe shine shop in Downtown Boston. But what most people don’t know about the Arlington resident is that he’s a survivor of the Holocaust.  Last Friday, Northeastern student Emilio Guido showcased Orfanos...

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Gabrielle Delgado

November 20, 2019

André Aciman spoke about his inspirations for writing, the vibrancy of setting and spontaneity during the discussion of his new novel “Find Me” at the Boston Public Library (BPL) on Sunday Nov. 10, with the Executive Arts Editor WGBH, Jared Bowen. Following his New York Times bestselling novel...

‘Atypical’ review: Sam’s college life and new challenges in season three present viewers with valuable lessons

‘Atypical’ review: Sam’s college life and new challenges in season three present viewers with valuable lessons

Leo Castaneda-Pineda

November 13, 2019

The third season of Netflix’s original series “Atypical” premiered Nov. 1. The 10 episodes follow Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), an autistic teenager that loves art and penguins, as he begins his first year in college. As a warning, there are spoilers about previous seasons and the new season. ...

James Cameron’s lack of involvement in latest ‘Terminator’ makes film flop

Christopher Comeau

November 13, 2019

James Cameron, director and cowriter of the iconic first two installments of the “Terminator” series, is back. This time, however, Cameron serves only as executive producer of the franchise’s sixth and latest entry “Terminator: Dark Fate.” A comment left on a YouTube trailer for “Dark F...

HBO will release prequel to ‘Game of Thrones’

Sarah Turley

November 6, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, HBO announced it will make a prequel for its famous series “Game of Thrones.” The new series “House of the Dragon” will focus on the Targaryen family 300 years before the timeline of “Game of Thrones.” The show will also pull inspiration from the “Fire and Blood” ...

Series review: ‘Looking for Alaska’ escapes the labyrinth as Hulu series adaptation accurately portrays novel

Series review: ‘Looking for Alaska’ escapes the labyrinth as Hulu series adaptation accurately portrays novel

Abby O'Connor

October 30, 2019

Fans of John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” have been waiting about 15 years for an on-screen adaptation of the book to be brought to life, especially after Paramount purchased the rights to the film in 2005, the same year the novel was released. It was heartbreaking for fans to have been told ...

Review: Aaron Paul revives iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ role

Review: Aaron Paul revives iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ role

Eddie Reinhardt

October 23, 2019

Notoriously foul mouthed meth cook Jesse Pinkman’s story didn’t end with the series finale of “Breaking Bad” six years ago. “El Camino,” a Netflix original film, follows the events immediately after the TV show’s epic conclusion. Writer, producer and director Vince Gilligan transitions the ...

Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ bends horror film genre

Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ bends horror film genre

Morgan Hume

October 23, 2019

People often joke about what they would do or bring if they found themselves stranded on a remote island. When that hypothetical situation becomes reality for two sailors in “The Lighthouse,” humor quickly melts into utter lunacy as their chances of escaping drift further and further away. “The...

Review: ‘Joker’ storyline thrills viewers

Geoff Scales

October 16, 2019

I was floored. There are certain times in your life when you sit down to watch something and you don’t want it to end. Seeing “Joker” was one of those moments for me. I’ve never been more moved, or terrified by a single film. “Joker” is a standalone story focusing on the origins of the...

Netflix original ‘Tall Girl’ plays too heavily on rom-com clichés

Phoebe Adams

September 25, 2019

Over the past year, Netflix has been releasing a number of original teen romantic comedies that have helped drive the already successful streaming service even further into cementing its place as one of the country’s favorite services to binge-watch content on. “Tall Girl” tells the story of...

Stellar cast in ‘It Chapter Two’ saves film from poor screenplay and CGI effects

Stellar cast in ‘It Chapter Two’ saves film from poor screenplay and CGI effects

Sarah Turley

September 25, 2019

When Adrian and Don decided to spend a night together at the carnival, they had no idea a notorious killer clown had returned to the neighborhood, and their night was doomed to take a disturbing turn. “It Chapter Two” begins with a couple playing games at the fair when a group of homophobic men...

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