Northern Star

Film series promotes awareness

Victoria Kosuth

February 19, 2018

DeKALB — The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., is bringing social change and awareness through film 7 p.m. Thursdays until March 1.The series is sponsored by DeKalb Stands, a local activist group. Locals were upset about what was going on politically and felt like they needed to raise awareness on soci...

Tim Burton’s history reveals dynamics

Ryan Janovic

February 17, 2018

On Jan. 17, 2008, The Northern Star published an opinion piece by a writer named Keith Cameron arguing Tim Burton is an overrated and repetitive filmmaker. A decade later, it’s time to review Cameron’s piece and reevaluate Burton’s place in history.Cameron’s primary argument is that Burton’...

3 Movies That Will Make You Say WTF

Eve Grunauer

October 12, 2017

While no one likes a predictable film, it’s almost worse to be left wondering what even happened in the movie. This uneasy feeling will leave you searching Google for answers as to what actually happened. In order to stay away from a mind boggling sensation, make sure to stay away from these three movies t...

NIU to hold annual Green Lens Festival

Kelly Marshall

April 22, 2013

Environmentally friendly movies are coming to a campus near you. NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy and the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Information Technologies are hosting the third annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival this week. “The goal...

Green Lens Environmental Film Festival now accepting submissions

Kia Clair

March 7, 2013

NIU will host the third-annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival in celebration of Earth Day. The festival will run from April 20 to 25. The purpose of the event is to spur and encourage interest in environmental sustainable living. This year’s theme is Our Planet in Focus. Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Student Film and Audience Choice. All festival films must be 30 minutes long or less and they must be submitted no later than April 1. A fee is required for submission. Films can be turned in at Film information and an online press pack must be included. DVDs can be mailed to 307 Lowden Hall. For more information, contact Melissa Burlingame at or visit

‘Safe Haven’ movie adaptation fails to dissapoint book readers

Deanna Frances

February 24, 2013

Many new films were released this Valentine’s Day, and most are coming out with good reviews. The new film based off of award-winning author Nicholas Sparks’s novel “Safe Haven” is no exception. The film has grossed $30.2 million so far, according to, and among a survey of about 15,...

Film Explores DeKalb’s History

Deanna Frances

September 4, 2012

A new feature film hits close to home.In Wired; The DeKalb Documentary, a Feyt Productions film directed by Shela Lahey, the city of DeKalb is described though its history, its entertainment and the community of people who live there.One of the topics the film discusses is NIU.“People pay attention to ...

Women still face a double standard in the media

Women still face a double standard in the media

Jessica Jenks

January 23, 2011

Women step onto a scale at a young age. Not to weigh themselves, but to balance themselves. This is especially true for women in professional settings. A woman must be a loving, nurturing spouse and mother and then step into the workplace and somehow manage to be respected as an assertive, confident w...

‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ fights its way to the top

Michael Cera plays the title character in the comic book adaptation

Joshua Michaelson

September 1, 2010

It's been a rather disappointing summer at the movies this year. Most of the movies that came out were either rehashes of old concepts or simply uninteresting. Granted there were gems that stood out like "Toy Story 3" and "Inception," but those movies can only do so much to charge up an otherwise dul...