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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

March 22, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: ‘Scotty’ documentary settles for a shallow portrayal

By | Sep 24, 2018

The film struggles at times to decide whether its focus should be on Bower’s life or the gossip he has to share.

Review: Perverse puppet cop comedy disappoints

By | Sep 3, 2018

If anything, “The Happytime Murders” proves that Hollywood can’t slap an R-rating onto a nostalgic property and expect it to work.

Review: Linklater’s latest lets performances thrive

By | Dec 6, 2017

Despite the strength of the performances, there are moments where it feels like good acting is all the movie has to offer.

Review: Wonderful film is entertaining and educational

By | Dec 2, 2017

Auggie not only survives but learns to thrive in fifth grade. He embodies the film’s tagline, “Why blend in when you were born to stand out.”

Deja View: Life as a freelance pop culture journalist

By | Nov 29, 2017

Reviews Editor Jake Leary sits down with Ithaca alumn, Fred Topel to discuss what it’s like to freelance in the crowded world of pop culture journalism and how his work at the Ithacan lead to his life in the industry.

Review: Big-budget disaster movie is a catastrophe

By | Oct 24, 2017

To anyone contemplating seeing this atrocity, don’t. Go see “Blade Runner 2049” instead.

Review: Netflix’s Animated comedy delves into drama

By | Oct 1, 2017

This show is the perfect mix of comedic and depressing themes. “Bojack Horseman” can easily go from a simple joke to a very dark topic.

Review: Stereotypical romantic comedy lacks a heart and a brain

By | Sep 14, 2017

The upper class lifestyle of an attractive mom who is pursued by a trio of young men presents no compelling conflict.

Commentary: Asian Americans lack representation in the media

By | Apr 12, 2017

Whitewashing AAPI roles erases the existence of AAPI in the media and continues to be an ongoing issue with Hollywood’s major motion picture films.

Deja View: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and white washing in Hollywood

By | Apr 5, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Contributing Writer Patrick Pinney to discuss his review of “Ghost in the Shell.” Then, Jake and Patrick discuss the ever complicated issue of white washing in Hollywood.

Deja View: ‘Get Out’ and social commentary in horror films

By | Mar 1, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Aidan Lentz to discuss his review of “Get Out.” Then, Jake and Aidan discuss the long history of cultural commentary in the horror genre and the lack of smart horror in mainstream Hollywood films.

Editorial: Oscars’ race problem reflects industry stuck in the past

By The Ithacan | Feb 22, 2017

The racially diverse films recognized by the Academy also reveal a problem with how mainstream America consumes films about race.