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September 18, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

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: 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.

Review: “Her Smell” is painfully slow but is saved by lead actor

By | Apr 29, 2019

“Her Smell,” an indie drama from writer and director Alex Ross Perry, is painfully slow in spite of the pure chaos it depicts.

Review: Stop-motion film is visually stunning

By | Apr 23, 2019

“Missing Link” is a visually spectacular stop-motion film about friendship and finding one’s place in the world.

Review: Body-swap film centers blackness but falls short

By The Ithacan | Apr 23, 2019

“Little” opens with obligatory narration — “Allow me to introduce myself” — but there is nobody going to see “Little” who won’t realize immediately where it’s headed.

Review: “Hellboy” remake can not save itself from damnation

By | Apr 22, 2019

Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” (2019) has the aesthetic sensibility of a Hot Topic: It’s cheap, insincere and reminds you of other places you’d rather be and other films you’d rather see.

Review: Superhero movie has electric beginning

By | Apr 18, 2019

With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury, “Shazam!” is one of DC’s best big screen adaptations in the past six years.

Review: Adapted romance film ‘After’ just as problematic as book

By | Apr 16, 2019

“After” takes a problematic fanfiction and turns it into a frustrating and predictable movie.

Review: “Pet Sematary” comes back from the grave

By | Apr 15, 2019

If an ominous phantom tells you not to mess with the barrier between life and death, you’d think you should listen to him.

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: 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: “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.