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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

April 24, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Stop-motion film is visually stunning

By | Apr 23, 2019

“Missing Link” is a visually spectacular stop-motion film about friendship and finding one’s place in the world.

Review: Body-swap film centers blackness but falls short

By The Ithacan | Apr 23, 2019

“Little” opens with obligatory narration — “Allow me to introduce myself” — but there is nobody going to see “Little” who won’t realize immediately where it’s headed.

Review: “Hellboy” remake can not save itself from damnation

By | Apr 22, 2019

Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” (2019) has the aesthetic sensibility of a Hot Topic: It’s cheap, insincere and reminds you of other places you’d rather be and other films you’d rather see.

Review: Superhero movie has electric beginning

By | Apr 18, 2019

With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury, “Shazam!” is one of DC’s best big screen adaptations in the past six years.

Review: Adapted romance film ‘After’ just as problematic as book

By | Apr 16, 2019

“After” takes a problematic fanfiction and turns it into a frustrating and predictable movie.

Review: “Pet Sematary” comes back from the grave

By | Apr 15, 2019

If an ominous phantom tells you not to mess with the barrier between life and death, you’d think you should listen to him.

Review: “Dumbo” struggles to take flight

By | Apr 9, 2019

Disney’s live-action remakes have hit a rocky point as they adapt one of its more unusual characters in “Dumbo.” Directed by Tim Burton, “Dumbo” seeks to recreate the 1941 animated classic on a larger scale, and it succeeds occasionally, but not enough to distract from its lack of pizazz.

Review: Comedy “The Beach Bum” gets sand in it

By | Apr 8, 2019

“The Beach Bum,” a movie written and directed by Harmony Korine, is about exactly what one might expect from the title, and absolutely nothing more.

Review: “The Highwaymen” is a drag

By | Apr 7, 2019

Few images have been burned into the American consciousness like the young robbers’ violent demise in Arthur Penn’s “Bonnie and Clyde.” Bullets punch through the car into Bonnie and catch Clyde in an agonizing slow-motion free-fall, a haunting, iconic scene that looms over John Lee Hancock’s new Netflix drama, “The Highwaymen.” It’s about the Texas Rangers who riddled Bonnie and Clyde with bullets, and Hancock’s film never leaves the shadow of Penn’s 1967 take on the story.

Review: Netflix film “The Dirt” is a messy retelling

By | Apr 1, 2019

One question plagues the audience throughout “The Dirt”: At what point in the movie is the audience supposed to accept sweet and baby-faced Douglas Booth as the hard-rocking, heroin-shooting, Jack-Daniels-bottle-smashing Nikki Sixx?

Review: Horror movie ‘Us’ reflects cultural tension

By | Apr 1, 2019

“Us” is at once familiar and foreign — it’s a traditional slasher turned and twisted into something radical and bizarre.  

Review: “Five Feet Apart” is truly heartbreaking and genuine

By | Mar 27, 2019

The latest brand of young adult romance seems to revel in the bittersweet tragedy of chronically ill teens falling passionately in love.