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October 15, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: “You Are Ok” album is more than just OK

By | Apr 14, 2019

The Maine has an empowering message for listeners: “You Are Ok.”
With the release of its seventh studio album, “You Are Ok,” alt-rock band The Maine put to rest the slow, emotional phase of its last era with this upbeat and cohesive set.

Review: “Dumbo” struggles to take flight

By | Apr 9, 2019

Disney’s live-action remakes have hit a rocky point as they adapt one of its more unusual characters in “Dumbo.” Directed by Tim Burton, “Dumbo” seeks to recreate the 1941 animated classic on a larger scale, and it succeeds occasionally, but not enough to distract from its lack of pizazz.

Review: Comedy “The Beach Bum” gets sand in it

By | Apr 8, 2019

“The Beach Bum,” a movie written and directed by Harmony Korine, is about exactly what one might expect from the title, and absolutely nothing more.

Review: “Delhi Crime” is deeply moving and straight-forward

By | Apr 7, 2019

A young man and young woman lie naked on the side of a road in Mahipalpur, India, at nighttime.

Review: “The Highwaymen” is a drag

By | Apr 7, 2019

Few images have been burned into the American consciousness like the young robbers’ violent demise in Arthur Penn’s “Bonnie and Clyde.” Bullets punch through the car into Bonnie and catch Clyde in an agonizing slow-motion free-fall, a haunting, iconic scene that looms over John Lee Hancock’s new Netflix drama, “The Highwaymen.” It’s about the Texas Rangers who riddled Bonnie and Clyde with bullets, and Hancock’s film never leaves the shadow of Penn’s 1967 take on the story.

Review: Billie Eilish’s record is a spectral dream

By | Apr 7, 2019

Two years after Billie Eilish catapulted onto the indie-alternative scene with her EP “dont smile at me,” the 17-year-old artist released her magnum opus of a debut album: “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” Eilish explores the positives and negatives of adolescence, love and pain, all with a mix of somber vocals and sharp, electrical beats.  

Review: Singles for the Week of of 4/7

By | Apr 7, 2019

“Unbearably White”
Vampire Weekend
Released April 4, 2019
Spring Snow, LLC.

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.