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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

September 23, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Metaphors in ‘Madeline’s Madeline’ lack lucidity

By | Sep 19, 2018

Spellbinding shifts in cinematography from points of near clarity to ones of hazy confusion make the film’s visuals equally unintelligible.

Review: ‘Puzzle’ is poignant and powerful

By | Sep 16, 2018

“Puzzle” pieces together complex emotions, a creative plot and moving acting to create an engaging, poignant film.

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: Bo Burnam’s directorial debut dazzles with depth

By | Aug 28, 2018

The honest and loving way writer and director Bo Burnham treats the newly blossomed teen at the focus of his film speaks to all members of the audience.

Review: Complex characters carry ‘Cameron Post’

By | Aug 26, 2018

she’s not like the glamorous, self-assured caricatures of youth that plague teen films, but rather a confused and flawed adolescent.

Review: Joaquin Phoenix’s tortured protagonist packs a punch

By | May 1, 2018

Since Travis Bickle from Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” rarely have there been protagonists like the tortured Joe (Joaquin Phoenix).

Review: Drama takes fresh perspective on political scandal

By | Apr 17, 2018

The film’s true focus is on the people who surround the family — the political fixers that maintain the Kennedy mythology.

Review: ‘Flower’ relies on caricatures of female characters

By | Apr 10, 2018

The true problem with “Flower” is that it is a female-led film by male writers who have no real insight on the topics they are attempting to tackle.

Review: ‘Thoroughbreds’ delightfully disturbs

By | Mar 27, 2018

Finley’s directorial debut is one of the best movies of the year so far — quite impressive for someone who had never stepped foot on a film set.

Review: Dreams die in dynamic family drama

By | Nov 6, 2017

Despite its flaws, “The Florida Project” is a devastating viewing experience.

Interactive play addresses themes of depression and suicide

By | Nov 1, 2017

Every character besides the narrator is played by a member of the audience. Some stay in their seats … while others are brought onto the stage.

Ithaca professor leads social justice workshops at Juilliard

By | Sep 26, 2017

“The point of those exercises is to teach you what your gut reaction is, so you can learn what your inherent biases are and point them out.”