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The Taste of the 13th Annual Chowder Cook-Off | 2023

By Nathan Glasser, Christian Gratto, and Makai Yllanes December 6, 2023

Nathan Glasser visited the 13th Annual Chowder Cook-Off Dec. 2 on the Commons. He tasted and rated the different chowders from local businesses.

Exploring the 13th Annual Chowder Cook-Off | 2023

By Nathan Glasser, Christian Gratto, and Makai Yllanes December 6, 2023

Nathan Glasser interviewed the competitors at this year's annual Chowder Cook-Off Dec. 2 on the Commons. Stay tuned for his ranking of this year's chowders!

Ithaca residents attended the Habitat for Humanity annual cookie walk on Dec. 2 at The Ithaca Commons for the first time since 2020 due to restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sights, sounds, sweets: Holiday cheer rocks around Ithaca

By Sarah Mooney, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
From Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, Ithaca celebrated the holidays by hosting The Factory Holiday Art Market, The Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk and the Ice and Lights Festival.
Movie trailers are not in tune

Movie trailers are not in tune

By Molly Fitzsimons, Co-Life and Culture Editor December 6, 2023
Movie trailers are one of the best ways that audiences get a feel for a film and if they want to see it. When movies are misrepresented as different genres from the actual content, there can be discourse and confusion following the film.
A24’s newest film “Dream Scenario,” follows Paul Matthews (Nicolas Cage), a washed-up professor as he becomes the object of everyones dreams.

A24 leaves viewers in their own ‘Dream Scenario’

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
A24’s newest film, Kristoffer Borgli’s high-concept comedy “Dream Scenario,” is a timid and toothless commentary on a world where everyone is connected, with a searing study on what global backlash does to a person hidden underneath. The film follows Paul Matthews (played by an unrecognizable Nicolas Cage), a washed-up professor at a less-than-prestigious university. 
Godzilla Minus One, the latest entry in the 69-year-old franchise, premiered in North American theaters Dec. 1.

‘Godzilla Minus One’ smashes records on opening weekend

By Ray Milburn, Head Video Editor December 5, 2023
The 33rd Japanese “Godzilla” film stomped through North American theaters Dec. 1, delivering a record-setting opening weekend. Grossing $11 million during its first three days in the United States, the latest entry in the gargantuan franchise delivered a classic theater experience packed with thrills, action and characters that commanded as much screen presence as the giant lizard.
From left to right, Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) and Gracie (Julianne Moore) in their newest film, May December.

‘May December’ centers on scandal and society

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer December 5, 2023
Few film directors are able to balance so many conflicting tones at once while making a cohesive, unifying experience for viewers. Todd Haynes, one of our greatest American directors working today, brings elements of fierce dark comedy, deeply layered melodrama and an undeniable throughline of sorrow to his latest masterwork.
Tyler Dale, Prose and Cons Editor for Buzzsaw Magazine, reads from a section of the magazine during the Nov. 28 Buzzsaw Showcase.

Abuzz with creativity: Buzzsaw’s first-ever showcase

By Georgie Gassaro, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Writers, friends and classmates eagerly gathered at Williams Hall on Nov. 28 as Buzzsaw Magazine held their first ever Buzzsaw Showcase to celebrate the magazine’s creations throughout recent semesters.  The...

23 Questions with Scott Doyle

By Vivian Rose, Agustina Dozo, and Ray Milburn December 4, 2023

Co-Life and Culture Editor Vivian Rose asked sustainability manager Scott Doyle 23 questions about sustainability on campus. Doyle began this position at Ithaca College in 2022 but previously worked in...

Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ reopens the world of Panem

By Kalysta Donaghy-Robinson, Head Photo Editor December 4, 2023
On Nov. 17, movie theaters nationwide returned to the world of Panem for the first time since “The Mockingjay Part II” came out in 2015. “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Snakes and Songbirds” is a film that effortlessly dives back into Panem in a visually stunning and intrinsically intelligent manner.
From left to right: Alison Oliver (Venetia), Jacob Elordi (Felix Carton) and Barry Keoghan (Oliver Quick).

‘Saltburn’ delivers cinematically in a cruel tale of calculative lust

By Mila Ventura-Rodriguez, Staff Writer December 4, 2023
Barry Keoghan was cast as Joker in a deleted scene from Matt Reeves’s “The Batman” (2022). The timeline doesn’t line up, but you could still probably get away with calling this movie his audition tape for the role. 
Joaquin Phoenix in Napoleon, premiering in theaters around the world on November 22, 2023.

Napoleon: Fantastic performances marred by an inconsistent tone

By Nolan Sheehan, Staff Writer November 30, 2023
Adding onto the impressive and long-running repertoire of the famous director and writer Ridley Scott comes one of the most widely anticipated films of November, released Nov. 22. Combining his talents with world-renowned actor Joaquin Phoenix, Scott casts his own dynamic portrayal of Napoleon onto the big screen.
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