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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

July 20, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Cookie-cutter country romance lacks character

By | Jan 30, 2018

“Forever My Girl” feels like a Hallmark Channel movie that mistakenly got a wide release.

Review: Fourth ‘Insidious’ film fails its franchise

By | Jan 27, 2018

“Insidious: The Last Key” is like an episode of “Scooby Doo”: at best, shallow but enjoyable, and at worst, inexplicably incoherent.

Review: Singles for the week of 1/26

By | Jan 26, 2018

“JOYFUL”
X Ambassadors
Released Jan. 26
Interscope Records
The combination of piano and soulful vocals is overdone and underwhelming.

Review: Børns brings a softer sound to ‘Blue Madonna’

By | Jan 23, 2018

Back and more indie than ever, Børns was able to keep listeners hooked with each head bob–inducing track.

Review: Electronic experiment ‘MANIA’ misses the mark

By | Jan 23, 2018

“MANIA” would be acceptable as the early stages of a musical experiment, but is disappointing and disjointed as a final product.

Review: Skating drama is flawed, but stylish and sincere

By | Jan 23, 2018

“I, Tonya” skates by on its performances and vitality, but is held back by poorly implemented musical moments and questionable character diversions.

Review: ‘The Post’ is predictable but well-produced

By | Jan 22, 2018

If nothing else, Spielberg has made another solid film tailor-made for history classrooms all across the country.

Review: Teen romance’s complex morality is compelling

By | Jan 22, 2018

The ethical ambiguity in “The End of the F***ing World” separates the show from other, tamer stories of rebellious young love.

Review: Singles for the week of 1/19

By | Jan 20, 2018

“The Good Side”
Troye Sivan
Released Jan.

Review: ‘The Last Jedi’ is a force to be reckoned with

By | Dec 20, 2017

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” still contains what fans love: the Force, lightsabers and the beloved characters, but it utilizes them in variety of new ways.

Review: Singles for the week of 12/15

By | Dec 15, 2017

“My Obsession”
Pale Waves
Released Dec.

Deja View: A look back at pop culture in 2017

By | Dec 15, 2017

Senior writer Jake Leary sat down with a collection of Ithacan writers, editors and producers to round out 2017.