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July 18, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: ‘War Dogs’ film barks up the wrong tree

By | Aug 30, 2016

Packouz and Diveroli’s relationship is certainly an entertaining one: The combination of Packouz’s snarky personality and Diveroli’s ignorance makes for funny dialogue. However, the protagonists of “War Dogs” aren’t dynamic; there doesn’t seem to be much growth or change for either character. Not to mention, the story itself didn’t do a great job of making the audience feel connected to the characters.

Review: Big stars fail to bring ‘joy’ to viewers

By | Dec 29, 2015

If one is looking for a movie that lives up to the joyous sounding title, prepare for an entirely opposite and disappointing experience.

Review: ‘Foxcatcher’ provides riveting character study

By | Jan 21, 2015

Directed by Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher” stars Steve Carell as paranoid billionaire John du Pont and Channing Tatum as world-class wrestler Mark Schultz in a psychologically thrilling drama.

Review: Cumberbatch’s performance drives Turing biopic

By | Jan 15, 2015

Directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightly, “The Imitation Game” reveals the story of a little-known cryptographic genius punished for his homosexuality.

Review: Farewell film from famed animator soars visually

By | Mar 26, 2014

Hayao Miyazaki’s farewell film oozes beauty.

Review: First-class casting saves dubious thriller

By | Mar 5, 2014

Superb performances maintain suspense in hard-to-believe thriller.

Review: Vibrant cast shines in witty true story

By | Dec 11, 2013

Judy Dench and Steve Coogan have wonderful chemistry in dramatic film.

Review: Clumsy storyline kills period film

By | Dec 11, 2013

John Krokidas’ “KIll Your Darlings” suffers from its sloppy storyline.

Review: Director’s visuals overshadow storyline in sci-fi flick

By | Sep 2, 2013

Director Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction film “Elysium” is visually stunning but focuses too little on the plot.

Review: Director crafts compelling three-part story

By | Apr 17, 2013

Drama film “The Place Beyond the Pines,” features a star-studded cast, strong cinematography and multiple stories.

Review: ‘Evil Dead’ returns with stylized bloodshed

By | Apr 10, 2013

Director Fede Alvarez revamps Sam Raimi’s 1981 horror classic “Evil Dead,” with grisly visuals.

Review: ‘On The Road’ channels classic Kerouac style

By | Apr 10, 2013

Talented cast and directing offer a compelling film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel, “On The Road.”