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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

October 21, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Netflix’s “Next Gen” suffers from weak storytelling

By | Sep 16, 2018

The framework is there for a fairly decent and impactful storyline, but the script is peppered with awkward interactions and badly executed comic relief.

Review: Singles for the week of 9/14

By | Sep 14, 2018

 
Better
Khalid
Released Sept. 14
RCA Records
Khalid’s vocals are smooth as ever, and the song’s verse flows into its chorus seamlessly — a bit too seamlessly.

Review: ‘Sierra Burgess’ is a losing love story

By | Sep 11, 2018

Ultimately, the film tries and fails to add any nuance to the young adult rom-com conversation.

Review: ‘Kamikaze’ crashes and burns

By | Sep 11, 2018

Eminem decided that in “Kamikaze,” instead of improving as an artist, he would be better off making straw men out of his critics.

Review: McCartney is inimitable in ‘Egypt Station’

By | Sep 11, 2018

The album is executed with precision from the very start — dominating guitar riffs and growling vocals prove this album is solely McCartney’s.

Review: Nuanced characterization carries ‘Skate Kitchen’

By | Sep 10, 2018

The girls of Skate Kitchen are diverse, witty and a natural and cohesive group that allows “Skate Kitchen” to run beautifully through to the end.

Review: ‘Bloom’ balances dance beats and biting ballads

By | Sep 9, 2018

In the album, Sivan brings a balance of bouncy bops and heartfelt ballads as well as contrasting techno beats with soft instrumentals.

Review: Singles for the week of 9/7

By | Sep 7, 2018

 
Pizzazz
Yung Gravy
Released Sept.

Review: Spike Lee surprises with true story

By | Sep 5, 2018

“BlacKkKlansman” manages to be both a powerful social commentary and an entertaining story.

Review: Fall Out Boy’s surprise EP succeeds

By | Sep 4, 2018

Pop-punk veteran band Fall Out Boy’s surprise EP, “Lake Effect Kid,” levels up the band’s signature style.

Review: Perverse puppet cop comedy disappoints

By | Sep 3, 2018

If anything, “The Happytime Murders” proves that Hollywood can’t slap an R-rating onto a nostalgic property and expect it to work.

Review: Refreshing romcom revitalizes the genre

By | Sep 3, 2018

Beyond the complex themes and representation that this film presents, “Crazy Rich Asians” is a solid film on its own.