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Column: The culture surrounding anime

By | Feb 7, 2022

As I have begun watching more anime, I have noticed a whirlwind of controversy, opposition and obsession surrounding the genre.


Review: Netflix rom-com is a lackluster wreck

By | Jan 31, 2022

The Royal Treatment uses tired rom-com conventions to build a performative, awkward and boring narrative structure.


Mini movie reviews for December 2021-January 2022

Avery Alexander, Senior Writer  
“Sing 2”
5/5 Stars 
“Sing” was one of the most pleasant surprises from Illumination Studios since “Despicable Me.” Fortunately, “Sing 2” proves to be just as charming as its predecessor and preserves the franchise’s status as, perhaps, the most compelling Illumination franchise to date. 


Review: Film effectively tells story behind Gucci empire

By | Dec 8, 2021

Lady Gaga, Adam Driver and Jared Leto dominate the screen in “House of Gucci,” an epic telling of the Italian fashion dynasty.


Q&A: Television writer serves as Park school’s distinguished visitor

By | Nov 3, 2021

Television writer and producer Dan O’Shannon spent two weeks at Ithaca College as the Roy H. Park School of Communications’ 2021 Park Distinguished Visitor.


School of Humanities and Sciences finalizes new major

By | Sep 8, 2021

Some students and faculty at the college have expressed their excitement for Ithaca College’s new screen cultures major, which is beginning this fall.


Review: Highly anticipated sci-fi movie lacks substance

By | Aug 31, 2021

“Reminiscence” is trying to do too much in the time constraint placed upon a feature film. The environment and plot had a lot of potential to be great, but it missed the mark.


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.