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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

July 8, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Documentary “LA Originals” suffers from rose-tint

By | May 20, 2020

“LA Originals” is a fascinating dive into Chicano art, but Director Estevan Oriol is too hesitant to tell the dark side of the story.

Review: “Extraction” delivers cliche action story

By | May 20, 2020

Extraction”‘s actions sequences are exciting, but it’s lazy screenwriting and cliche plot fails to impress audiences.

Review: Musical “Trolls World Tour” lacks compelling plot

By | May 18, 2020

Unfortunately, “Trolls World Tour” does not live up to the excitement that 2016’s “Trolls” brought.

Review: Vulnerable lyrics empower Diet Cig album

By | May 15, 2020

“Do You Wonder About Me?” is Diet Cig’s latest, harrowing album that uses witty and vulnerable lyrics that catapult it to success.

Review: Ballerini subverts country music norms

By | Apr 26, 2020

“kelsea” features empowering pop songs and old-school country with a feature from pop artistHalsey.

Review: Electronic album is magically experimental

By | Apr 26, 2020

Sufjan Stevens’ instrumental album is anything like his usual genre of music — soft indie folk and baroque pop. But it’s not quite unexpected either.

Review: Grouplove creates dance tunes with catchy lyrics

By | Apr 8, 2020

While Grouplove sticks to its same techniques and sound, the band brings its listeners upbeat, catchy lyrics and dance-worthy songs.

Review: Film details horrors of true crime story

By | Apr 7, 2020

“Lost Girls” is a grim but biting portrayal of a based-on-real-life story that follows a woman looking for her lost daughter.

Review: Pop artist breaks into rock sound

By | Apr 6, 2020

Niall Horan, former member of the pop group One Direction, brings rock and pop influences to “Heartbreak Weather.”

Review: Album draws on singer’s personal life

By | Apr 4, 2020

Phantogram’s new album “Ceremony” draws on the life of singer Sarah Barthel, who lost her sister, Becky, to suicide.

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.