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Junior screens film at festival

By | Dec 19, 2011

Dylan Lowry is passionate about film. So when the Ithaca College junior had the opportunity to travel to London during spring break, it was only natural he make a film. Lowry’s film is a visual journey through London that captures the art of travel. The film was accepted into the Experimental Student Film Festival, where…


Alumnus steals show with all-star film

By | Nov 2, 2011

Since graduating from Ithaca College, Bill Carraro ’81 has produced hit films such as “The Adjustment Bureau,” “The Golden Compass,” “Stay” and “Frequency.”


‘The Thing’: Icy remake loses thrill

By | Oct 26, 2011

In his new release, director Matthijs van Heijningen attempts to transform John Carpenter’s 1982 psychological terror film, “The Thing,” into a modern thriller, but only manages to create a sometimes-amusing, predictable monster flick.


Poor direction fails impressionist film

By | Oct 5, 2011

Miranda July’s latest film, “The Future,” is an impressionistic and underdeveloped romantic drama that fails to convey a substantial message.


Cast chemistry kills spy thriller

By | Oct 5, 2011

With professional assassins, secret societies and government agents playing all sides of the law, “Killer Elite” has all the ingredients for an outlandish spy action thriller, but its two heroes and their motivations never fully ignite the story.


Infectious comedy defeats the odds

By | Oct 5, 2011

Echoing cross-genre films such as Adam Sandler’s “Click” and “Funny People,” which borders the line between comedy and drama, director Jonathan Levine’s new dark comedy “50/50” is a creative and effective mix of tragedy and humor.


Action flick swerves past usual themes

By | Sep 28, 2011

In “Drive,” director Nicolas Refn defies the mainstream formula for action movies by trading witty one-liners and 30-minute explosion sequences for a meaningful character struggle and a love story that doesn’t rely on a one-dimensional hot babe in a fast car.


Re-released classic lacks Disney magic

By | Sep 28, 2011

When Disney released the animated film “The Lion King” in 1994, it created a childhood classic. But almost two decades later, the company’s attempt to remarket the story is little more than a childish sales pitch.


Comedy tackles modern struggle

By | Sep 28, 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker trades in her scandalous life as a New York City singleton in the HBO series “Sex and the City” to play a mother of two in the endearing comedy “I Don’t Know How She Does It.”


Conventional ideas damage sci-fi story

By | Sep 14, 2011

“Apollo 18” takes elements from every horror movie with that handheld-camera look in the past decade and sends them to the moon in a new sci-fi thriller that fails to launch.


Complex story echoes past era

By | Sep 14, 2011

The CIA’s killer spy reputation may be a thing of the past, but “The Debt” is a captivating, intelligent thriller and a reminder of the ruthlessness that pervaded the spy world during the Cold War era.


Action flick wins with knock-out story

By | Sep 14, 2011

While a grade-school teacher and his estranged brother may not seem like they’d stand a chance in the violent world of Mixed Martial Arts, “Warrior” comes through as a believable film that exemplifies the heart and passion of highly-ranked professional fighters.