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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

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 is finally here. “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” is set before its...

Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh OConnor (left to right) star in Challengers as Art Donaldson, Tashi Duncan and Patrick Zweig, respectively. The tennis-focused film hit theaters April 26. Photo courtesy Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios.

Review: ‘Challengers’ is a cinematic ace

Jake Guldin, news staff May 26, 2024

Before Leo the Lion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s iconic furry mascot, even unleashes his signature primal roar, “Challengers” establishes itself as a sweat-drenched, sexually-charged thrill ride.  At the onset of this brief, slow-motion scene — framed exclusively in close-ups...

Ryan Gosling (left) and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy. Leitch created The Fall Guy to celebrate the stunt industry and bring attention to the work of stunt doubles. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures.

Review: ‘The Fall Guy’ somewhat sticks the landing in its tribute to stunt performers

Daniel Patchen, news correspondent May 13, 2024

Ryan Gosling was just Ken. Now, he’s just the stunt guy. Hollywood’s stunt industry is given its long-overdue spotlight in “The Fall Guy,” an action comedy propelled by charming performances and incredible set pieces but sent to a rocky landing by an uneven plot. Directed...

Kirsten Dunst stars as Lee in Civil War. Though “Civil War” had real potential, it failed to provide interesting critiques. Photo courtesy A24.

Review: ‘Civil War’ has little to say about America

Emily Boyle, news correspondent May 12, 2024

For most Americans, the idea of civil war is one restricted to the confines of a classroom. Vague images of good triumphing over evil resound in United States history. So far removed, it’s challenging to conceive of states in the modern era engaging in serious warfare. Alex...

Audience members sit in Bartos Theater and wait for a screening of Twice Colonized to begin March 15. The screening was part of the 13th annual Women Take The Reel Film Festival.

When ‘Women Take The Reel,’ stories are magnified, audiences are enlightened

Meghan Hirsch, news correspondent April 10, 2024

Dozens gathered at the Bartos Theater at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 15 to screen their films at the 13th annual Women Take The Reel Film Festival. Van Ma, a program assistant in MIT’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department, helped organize this year’s...

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 hype, extensive press tours and praise leading up to its release.  Picking...

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 96th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre March 11. Films and artists were nominated across 23 categories. Photo courtesy Frank Micelotta, Disney.

Column: ‘Oppenheimer’ wins big at best-produced Oscars ceremony in years

Jake Guldin, lifestyle editor March 15, 2024

Hollywood’s biggest stars convened in the Dolby Theatre March 11 for the 96th Academy Awards, anxious to see which films and artists would take home the gold across the show’s 23 categories. The event, with late-night personality Jimmy Kimmel hosting, featured a deserving...

Column: The 2024 SAG Awards featured awkward moments, surprise wins

Column: The 2024 SAG Awards featured awkward moments, surprise wins

Olivia Woodard, news correspondent March 10, 2024

The 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards — colloquially known as the SAG Awards — streamed Feb. 24 and birthed a night of firsts and surprises. Exclusively showcasing the achievements of actors, SAG presents 15 awards in film and television voted on by the Screen Actors Guild...

Greta Lee stars as Nora Moon, a New York-based playwright, in Past Lives. The film garnered two Oscar nominations: Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Photo courtesy A24.

Review: ‘Past Lives’ tells a not-so-average love triangle story

Jake Guldin, lifestyle editor March 10, 2024

Since its premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, critics have lauded Celine Song’s “Past Lives” — and it’s easy to ascertain why.  The film, nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards, tells the story of Nora Moon...

Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo star in Yorgos Lanthimos provocative feminist fairy tale, Poor Things. It was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Stone, Best Supporting Actor for Ruffalo and Best Picture. Photo courtesy Atsushi Nishijima, Searchlight Pictures.

Review: ‘Poor Things’ explores female empowerment, sexuality with humorous moments

Laura Emde, deputy lifestyle editor March 10, 2024

There are very few movies where actor Mark Ruffalo could get away with calling someone a “cunt,” and “Poor Things” is one of them. The 2023 film, currently up for 11 awards at this year’s Academy Awards, follows Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a pregnant woman in Victorian...

Erika Alexander and Jeffrey Wright star in the satirical dramedy American Fiction. The film, based on the novel Erasure, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Wright. Photo courtesy Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

Review: ‘American Fiction’ is a smart, overstuffed satire on racial equality

Daniel Patchen, news correspondent March 10, 2024

In past years, historically white industries have made sweeping efforts to promote diversity and spotlight Black culture. But writer-director Cord Jefferson is not buying the apparent goodwill of these leaders and companies. In his satirical dramedy “American Fiction,” Jefferson...

Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper star as actress Felicia Montealegre and composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein in Maestro. The film endured several controversies before opening to positive reviews last year. Photo courtesy Netflix.

Review: ‘Maestro’ miraculously manages to carry a tune

Jake Guldin, lifestyle editor March 10, 2024

Every awards season, like clockwork, pundits and film fanatics comb through the perceived frontrunners across the major categories for one thing — a villain. Think “Elvis,” “Green Book” or “Bohemian Rhapsody”: decently-reviewed — if somewhat controversial —...