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January 28, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Movies from the winter season

“Marriage Story,” “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker,” “Little Women” and “Cats” were statement films this winter season.

Review: Strong performances carry film’s colossal landscape

By | Jan 20, 2020

“A Hidden Life” feels like an aggregation of director Terrence Malick’s long-running, legendary career, similar to Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” Both films clock in at over two and a half hours long, display their directors’ stylistic versatilities and feature some of the directors’ finest scenes.

Review: Film captures realistic panic of war

By | Jan 17, 2020

Set during World War I, “1917” is a grand-scaled epic directed and co–written by Sam Mendes.

Review: Gangster drama boasts captivating storytelling

By | Dec 12, 2019

When compared to the other films Martin Scorsese has made during his 50–year career, “The Irishman” is his most rewarding.

Review: Sharp performances bring edge to film

By | Dec 10, 2019

Which celebrity killed Christopher Plummer in “Knives Out”?

Review: Cold doesn’t bother charming sequel

By | Dec 3, 2019

A chorus of singers chants a Norwegian song in harmony as Disney’s iconic Cinderella palace appears on the movie screen.

Review: Satiric film shines through bizarre comedy

By | Dec 3, 2019

Coming off the success of “Thor: Ragnarok,” writer, director and actor Taika Waititi returns to his off-beat style of comedy in “Jojo Rabbit.” Set in 1945 Germany, the film follows a young boy named Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) as he begins his journey as a member of the Hitler Youth.

Review: Christmas charm is absent in bland romantic comedy

By | Nov 19, 2019

Movies like “Love, Actually,” “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” make it seem like the best way to tell a holiday story is through a large ensemble cast and a collection of different storylines that satisfyingly connect at the end. 

Review: Bright legacy haunts horror sequel

By | Nov 19, 2019

The Overlook Hotel, untended and abandoned, looms out of the Colorado snow.

Review: Seth Meyers stand-up special is fresh and comedic

By | Nov 18, 2019

Seth Meyers’ stand-up comedy Netflix special, “Lobby Baby,” is light-hearted and genuinely funny.

Review: Documentary blazes with intriguing storytelling

By | Nov 11, 2019

“I said, ‘I’m not going to die today.’ I said, ‘Today is not my day,’” a young girl tells the camera just a few minutes into the Netflix documentary “Fire in Paradise.” She can’t be over 10 years old, yet the way she articulates her experience escaping a raging wildfire makes her seem older.

Review: Movie is thrillingly unpredictable

By | Nov 6, 2019

To predict “Parasite” is to ask the impossible, like erasing a memory, turning backward in time or evading gravity.