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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

August 22, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

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: Emotional LP twinkles

By | Apr 1, 2019

If Illinois-based emo group American Football’s debut album, “LP1,” was an introduction to the band and their second album, “LP2,” a reintroduction about 17 years later, its latest release, “LP3,” is the group’s reinvention.

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: Singles for the Week of 3/29

By | Mar 30, 2019

“Mi Persona Favorita”
Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello
Released March 28, 2019
Universal Music Spain
This collaboration between Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz and American pop star Camila Cabello is sweet and tender.

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.

Review: Band comes back with dynamically soulful album

By | Mar 25, 2019

It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, which could explain the tendency to worship the comebacks of artists who have been off the radar for years.

Review: Video game is a carbon copy of predecessor

By | Mar 25, 2019

Ubisoft’s “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” regurgitates the cliche, fictional story of a crumbling society as the same crippling epidemic from the previous game in the series brings the United States to its knees.

Review: Singles for the week of 3/24

By | Mar 24, 2019

“Patience”
Tame Impala
Released March 22, 2019
An Island Records Australia
Silvery and psychedelic, Tame Impala’s new single “Patience” is as colorful as the band’s earlier work.

Review: “Captain Marvel” is absent of classic Marvel charm

By | Mar 24, 2019

The strongest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has finally been introduced in the 21st film of the franchise, and her first outing has left a lasting impact.  

Review: “Triple Frontier” lacks ingenuity and sincerity

By | Mar 24, 2019

“Triple Frontier” is shaped by three things — a cataclysmic heist feat, bitter ex-soldiers and the blurry setting in which director J.C.

Review: Side characters suffer in “Shrill”

By | Mar 24, 2019

The first season of “Shrill” is best described as a sweet and slow character study about discovering self-worth and the selfishness that can accompany it.

Review: “Patty Griffin” is sensitive and worldly

By | Mar 19, 2019

Perhaps the reason why Patty Griffin has decided to name her latest album after herself is because, above all else, her soothing and intimate voice dominates the stripped tracklist.