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April 11, 2021
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Review: Netflix rom-com wraps up trilogy in a bow

By | Feb 23, 2021

“To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” the final film in the “To All the Boys” trilogy, picks up where its predecessors left off.


Review: Historical film intensified by superb acting

By | Feb 22, 2021

In 1968, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover exclaimed that the FBI would do anything in its power to “prevent the rise of a ‘messiah’ who could unify and electrify the militant Black nationalist movement.”


Review: Italian film paints story of love, loss and betrayal

By | Feb 19, 2021

“L’ultimo paradiso” is a melodramatic Italian film that lets intrigue take full control over the narrative with little semblance of realism.


Review: Dramatic film is filled with fits of rage

By | Feb 16, 2021

What role nepotism plays in the failure of “Malcolm & Marie,” Netflix’s latest awards-vying disaster, should be obvious.


Review: Dramatic film weighed down by soundtrack

By | Feb 15, 2021

For the women of the new Mandarin-language Netflix film, fate has rigged their family on a slippery slope of grief.


Review: Family adventure suffers from predictability

By | Feb 12, 2021

“Finding ‘Ohana” is a Netflix original family adventure movie that is not only a fun watch but is doused in Hawaiian culture and shares the story of reconnecting with one’s heritage.


Review: Crime thriller lacks genuine suspense

By | Feb 9, 2021

“The Little Things” is a stereotypical cop film about a veteran and a new detective investigating a string of identical murders. The actors are energetic but cannot compensate for the bland script.


Mini movie reviews for December 2020-January 2021

Whether they be potential Oscar nominees or just a good time, The Ithacan Life & Culture staff highlighted some of the films from the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.


Review: “The White Tiger” is a sharped clawed dark comedy

By | Feb 3, 2021

“The White Tiger” is a striking film that takes place in India and that depicts a man’s desperate rise from poverty to opulence.


Review: “Mank” is a weak attempt at pretentious filmmaking

By | Dec 12, 2020

Fincher’s newest film, “Mank,” proves there is an interesting story to be told, but the narrative never presents itself.


Review: Holiday film reveals Vanessa Hudgens can’t hold three roles

By | Dec 4, 2020

“The Princess Switch: Switched Again” retains the Christmas charm of the original “The Princess Switch” movie, but the acting drags it down.


Review: Potential Oscar nominee killed by poor script

By | Dec 3, 2020

“Hillbilly Elegy,” anticipated to be an Academy Awards season contender, fails dramatically and disappointingly.