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April 5, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Rapper combines poetic lyrics with jazz sound

By | Apr 4, 2020

R.A.P. Ferreira’s new album is filled with well-written lyrics and a new jazz sound. The rapper’s experimental style works to his benefit.

Review: The Weeknd delivers emotional synth-pop album

By | Apr 4, 2020

Returning from a four-year album hiatus, R&B icon The Weeknd has released his latest project, “After Hours.” From start to finish, The Weeknd uses an array of synthesizers, auto-tune and echo to complement emotional lyrics about different aspects of his complicated life. 

Review: Family film creates original and beautiful fantasy

By | Mar 30, 2020

Usually, epic tales of perilous adventure come with a degree of separation between the audience and the characters.

Review: Film turns its origins into relevant commentary

By | Mar 23, 2020

Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man” is tense and driven by Elizabeth Moss’ stellar performance.

Review: Jokers hit silver screen with laughs and charisma

By | Mar 4, 2020

Watching an episode of ’s hit show “Impractical Jokers” is like hanging out with a group of high school class clowns — except they are all middle-aged and have a long-running television show.

Review: Singles for the weeks of 2/28

By | Mar 4, 2020

“17”
Pink Sweat$
Released Feb. 28
Atlantic Recording Company
This song’s smoothed out vocals and simple beat are the perfect match.

Review: Uncanny CGI overpowers engaging storytelling

By | Mar 4, 2020

Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” is a timeless story, and the film adaptation tells it well.

Review: Video game fosters haunting revelations

By | Mar 4, 2020

“The Suicide of Rachel Foster” is not a video game for the faint of heart.

Review: Singles for the week of 2/21

By | Feb 26, 2020

“21”
Gracie Abrams
Gracie Abrams under exclusive license to Interscope Records
Released Feb.

Review: Show serves viewers appetizing story

By | Feb 26, 2020

Côte de Boeuf, wagyu brisket sliders, Peruvian border ceviche, uni dynamite rice, Los Angeles bacon street dog and Pasta a la Raimi are only a few of the mouthwatering dishes featured in the third volume of “The Chef Show.” While the close-up shots of the food are enticing, the featured dishes are far from being the only appealing aspects of “The Chef Show.”
This Netflix documentary series stars filmmaker Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi.

Review: 70s-inspired album rushes away from band’s roots

By | Feb 26, 2020

After teasing fans with four singles off its upcoming album, Tame Impala finally released “The Slow Rush.” As anticipated, the album follows the band’s neo-psychedelic rock style, but it also offers a nod to the 70s and experiments with disco-funk elements.