The Huntington News

Country fans raise a glass to Eric Church

Country singer-songwriter Eric Church brings his Double Down Tour to Boston.

Riley Robinson, news staff

February 7, 2019

Country singer-songwriter Eric Church performed for three hours at TD Garden as part of his Double Down Tour.

‘What is Democracy?’ offers a transparent take on global affairs

Political-philosophical documentary

Yunkyo Kim, news staff

January 30, 2019

What is democracy? Filmmaker, writer and activist Astra Taylor asks this fundamental question in her documentary observing Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s “The Allegory of Good and Bad Government” in Siena, Italy. In the 1338 fresco, which depicts a tyrannical government, there is a woman sawing apart w...

Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ conflicts audiences over timeless debate

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Nia Beckett, lifestyle editor

January 16, 2019

Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” imagines the life of Henrik Ibsen’s character Nora 15 years later.

Review: ‘Robin Hood’ steals from better movies and gives nothing in return

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Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist

December 5, 2018

"Robin Hood" opens with a narration from Taron Egerton's titular character, boldly telling the audience to forget what they think they know, for this is not the average Robin Hood story. He also tells us that he won't bore us with the details of when and where this film takes place. Ironically, the fi...

Review: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” spreads classic Disney joy

Review: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” spreads classic Disney joy

November 14, 2018

By Samantha Barry As a self-proclaimed Disney fanatic, I’m always eager to head to the theaters and see what the House of Mouse has come up with next. That being said, when I heard that a sequel to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2012 film, “Wreck-It Ralph,” was in the works, I was less than thr...

Review: “Overlord” polishes the Nazi zombie trope

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November 14, 2018

By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist The frenetic opening scene of “Overlord” harkens back to old war movies with its grainy texture and vintage themed fanfare. We focus on a group of World War II soldiers in an aircraft flying above France. They have one job: take out a Nazi tower that’s j...

Review: “Instant Family” tells a refreshing story of foster care adoption

Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne in Instant Family from Paramount Pictures.

November 14, 2018

By Ali Dusinberre, news correspondent Heartwarming and comical, “Instant Family” depicts the touching story of one family’s journey through the foster care adoption system. The film, set to hit theaters on Nov. 16, is based on the experiences of writer and director Sean Anders and others who w...

Review: Twenty One Pilots try new style

Review: Twenty One Pilots try new style

Seamus McAvoy

November 1, 2018

A flaming car joined Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph, the musical duo comprising Twenty One Pilots on stage to kick off their set on Friday, Oct. 26 at TD Garden. On tour for their new album, Dun and Joseph underpin their live performance with their more popular older work, creating an interesting but acc...

Review: “Fun Home” reaches deep into family history

Review: “Fun Home” reaches deep into family history

October 26, 2018

By Juan Ramirez We’ll never truly know our parents; our perception of them so complicated by our relationships, dynamics and memories. Even less, we’ll never truly know others’ parents, and what happens behind closed doors at another’s house is just about anyone’s guess. “Fun Home,” the...

Review: Mid90’s modernizes the coming-of-age motif

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October 26, 2018

By Sofie Kato, news correspondent “Mid90s” is a relatable comedic drama that showcases the effects of friendship, love and family on a growing child. A modern coming-of-age story written and directed by Jonah Hill, “Mid90s” details the life of 13-year-old Stevie, played by Sunny Suljic...

Gorillaz show benefits of collaboration at TD Garden

Gorillaz show benefits of collaboration at TD Garden

October 18, 2018

By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor There were two full drum sets, two keytars, more than five microphones and at least three guitars on stage for Gorillaz’ show, and that was before any performers even stepped onstage Sunday, Oct 14. That was the atmosphere of the night. It was a perfectly choreog...

Halloween reboot pays tribute to and builds on original

Halloween reboot pays tribute to and builds on original

October 17, 2018

By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist The question of David Gordon Green's "Halloween" is if it can succeed where its predecessors failed. If that's all you're wondering, I'm happy to say that this new sequel is without a doubt the best in the franchise since the 1978 John Carpenter classic. It p...