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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

All content by Ian Dartley
Lana Del Rey holds a microphone as she sings. Her performance was delayed by two hours due to wind and lightning.

Review: Lana Del Rey’s ‘One Very Special Show’ disappoints amid stormy chaos

Ian Dartley, news correspondent
July 5, 2024

When storm clouds peeked over the Green Monster, the hot air in Fenway Park turned cold with anxiety. The crowd at the sold-out stadium was waiting to see Lana Del Rey, born Elizabeth Grant, the songstress...

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Anya Taylor-Joy steps out of a car with a shotgun during a scene in “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.” The movie was released in theaters May 24. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

Review: ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ is all gas and no brakes, but occasionally trips on its own ambition

Ian Dartley, news correspondent
June 12, 2024

When “Mad Max: Fury Road” hit theaters in 2015, it instantly became a beloved action film among the franchise’s fans and general moviegoers alike. Nine years later, director George Miller’s follow-up...

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Timothée Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides in Dune: Part Two. The first film was a critical and commercial success, resulting in lofty expectations for the sequel. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

Review: ‘Dune: Part Two’ lives up to its hype, brands itself as an all-time-great sequel

Ian Dartley, news correspondent
March 24, 2024

“Dune: Part Two” had an uphill battle to match the great sci-fi sequels. The follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, “Dune,” has been filled with casting...

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Sandra Hüller stars as Hedwig Höss in The Zone of Interest. The film follows the day-to-day lives of the Höss family, Nazis living next door to Auschwitz. Photo courtesy A24.

Review: Unfathomable horrors lie just beyond ‘The Zone of Interest’

Ian Dartley, news correspondent
February 1, 2024

For the past decade, film director and screenwriter Jonathan Glazer has refined his newest film, “The Zone of Interest,” to be “a warning,” not a history lesson.  Following Glazer’s critically...

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Joaquin Phoenix stars as the titular emperor in Napoleon. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, released in theaters Nov. 22. Photo courtesy Apple TV+.

Review: ‘Napoleon’ rides to nowhere

Ian Dartley, news correspondent
December 18, 2023

Ridley Scott scoffs at historians’ critiques. His newest film, “Napoleon,” a 157-minute synthesis of perhaps the most enigmatic historical figure of all time, invites those slights by removing any...

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Michael Fassbender stars as a hitman seeking revenge in The Killer. The David Fincher-directed film debuted in theaters Oct 27. Photo courtesy Netflix.

Review: ‘The Killer’ is an exercise in compulsion, yet just as slick as Fincher’s best

Ian Dartley, news correspondent
November 8, 2023

David Fincher is obsessive. Described by his colleagues as an impatient perfectionist, stars signing onto his projects can expect to run their scenes north of 100, sometimes 200 times.   They can...

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