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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

March 28, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Unlikable characters doom “Tall Girl” to mediocrity

By | Sep 30, 2019

Being a 16-year-old girl can be hard, especially with the crippling insecurities that come with growing up.

Review: Netflix cooks up fun with “The Chef Show”

By | Sep 30, 2019

Buttermilk fried chicken; lamb al pastor tacos; Hangtown fry; tomato carrot salad; linguini and clams; and french onion soup are only some of the many dishes that will make the viewer hungry while watching “The Chef Show.” This Netflix documentary series is a spin-off of filmmaker Jon Favreau’s 2014 film “Chef,” and it stars Favreau and chef Roy Choi, who team up to create delicious food.

Review: Singles for the week of 9/20

By | Sep 25, 2019

Memories
Maroon 5
Released Sept 20
Interscope Records
Maroon 5’s muted, electric guitar-led single is bolstered by lead singer Adam Levine’s sublime vocals.

Review: New Netflix show highlights unbelievable cultural truths

By | Sep 24, 2019

Only 230 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to the police, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Review: The Goo Goo Dolls return with emotional album

By | Sep 24, 2019

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, the pop-rock duo the Goo Goo Dolls has maintained a high level of success over the last two decades.

Review: Empowering cast steals the spotlight

By | Sep 23, 2019

“Hustlers,” directed by Lorene Scafaria, is based on an article published in New York Magazine in 2015 by Jessica Pressler.

Review: Confusion and complexity shape third-person game

By | Sep 18, 2019

Video game developer Remedy Entertainment loves a good pastiche.

Review: Dynamic characters keep horror film afloat

By | Sep 17, 2019

The first part of the “IT” franchise opens with an iconic scene: Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård) confronts Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) in a sewer; the scene results in the 6-year-old boy’s arm viciously being bitten off in the clown’s jaws.

Review: Fluid and stylish animation carries biopic

By | Sep 11, 2019

The early 20th–century world of surrealism and scandal, backwoods Spanish villages and the bohemian Parisian art world are vividly illustrated in “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles.” Directed by Salvador Simo, the animated biopic’s subject is Luis Buñuel, one of the most famous Spanish directors of the 20th century and a pioneer of surrealism and satire in film.

Review: Singles for the week of 9/6

By | Sep 11, 2019

“Liar”
Camila Cabello
Released Sept. 4
Simco Ltd./Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment
As if on cue, Camila Cabello’s new single “Liar” ticks each generic pop-genre box — a story of a passionate but questionably belittling love affair, repetitive lyrics, and a tiresome backbeat.

Review: “Pressure” is a dynamic album to remember

By | Sep 10, 2019

Florida-based band Wage War is one of the latest metalcore groups bursting into the mainstream.

Review: Netflix anime is clear and melodic

By | Sep 9, 2019

“Carole & Tuesday” is an anime Netflix series that depicts the music industry in the futuristic world of Alba City, Mars.