April 19, 2021
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Review: Film lacks authenticity with big name Hollywood star

By | Mar 5, 2021

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” is a slow slog through the desert with actor Frances McDormand. The use of a Hollywood name like McDormand makes the film feel less authentic than Zhao’s other works.


Review: Historical film intensified by superb acting

By | Feb 22, 2021

In 1968, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover exclaimed that the FBI would do anything in its power to “prevent the rise of a ‘messiah’ who could unify and electrify the militant Black nationalist movement.”


Review: Dramatic film is filled with fits of rage

By | Feb 16, 2021

What role nepotism plays in the failure of “Malcolm & Marie,” Netflix’s latest awards-vying disaster, should be obvious.


‘Deja View’ – “Dope” (2015)

By | Sep 8, 2020

The Ithacan · ‘Deja View’ – “Dope” (2015)

In the first episode of ‘Deja View: Celebrating Black Creators,’ host Rachael Weinberg talks to Ithaca College Alum Leighton Watson about his favorite movie ‘Dope’ (2015).


Review: Jokers hit silver screen with laughs and charisma

By | Mar 4, 2020

Watching an episode of ’s hit show “Impractical Jokers” is like hanging out with a group of high school class clowns — except they are all middle-aged and have a long-running television show.


Review: Uncanny CGI overpowers engaging storytelling

By | Mar 4, 2020

Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” is a timeless story, and the film adaptation tells it well.


Review: Low-budget film lacks imagination

By | Feb 25, 2020

Even before “Fantasy Island” begins, the movie is trying to scare you.


Review: Jumbled narrative creates chaos in bizarre thriller

By | Feb 18, 2020

Director Jeff Baena’s Sundance Film Festival entry “Horse Girl” is a bizarre experience that tackles difficult topics, including mental health, with a unique twist.


Review: Discordant narrative fails to maintain a steady beat

By | Feb 12, 2020

Predictable, disorganized and monotonous are just a few words to describe “The Rhythm Section,” a fast-paced action drama directed by Reed Morano.


Review: “Miss Americana” is a self-driven narrative from Taylor Swift

By | Feb 11, 2020

The Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” is an exercise in public image.


Review: Film captures realistic panic of war

By | Jan 17, 2020

Set during World War I, “1917” is a grand-scaled epic directed and co–written by Sam Mendes.


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.