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Though “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” attempts to pay tribute to the surrealist director, the film fails to establish a clear narrative. But, its simplistic animation captures a polished image of Buñuel’s surroundings.

Review: Fluid and stylish animation carries biopic

By Kara Bowen, Staff Writer September 11, 2019

The early 20th-century world of surrealism and scandal, backwoods Spanish villages and the bohemian Parisian art world are vividly illustrated in “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles.” Directed...

Carole & Tuesday is a beautiful commentary on the music industry and loneliness. The show uses famous songs to define its episodes and follows a narrative about two musicians.

Review: Netflix anime is clear and melodic

By Gabrielle Topping, Contributing Writer September 9, 2019

“Carole & Tuesday” is an anime Netflix series that depicts the music industry in the futuristic world of Alba City, Mars. Carole Stanley (voiced by Miyuri Shimabukuro and vocals sung by Nai Br.XX)...

Lana Del Reys newest album is a fascinating exploration of romance, self-reflection and Americana. The tracks are poignant and resonate with reality.

Review: Lana Del Rey offers somber self-reflection in album

By Dariene Seifert, Staff Writer September 8, 2019

Two years after taking a dreary look at Hollywood in “Lust For Life,” Lana Del Rey returns to her nostalgic roots with her sixth and latest record, “Norman F------ Rockwell!” The album cover features...

Her Smell is sluggish, especially when compared to the chaotic lifestyle it portrays on screen. The lead actor, Elisabeth Moss, is explosive on screen and saves the film from total mediocrity.

Review: “Her Smell” is painfully slow but is saved by lead actor

By Emily Lussier, Assistant Proofreader April 29, 2019

“Her Smell,” an indie drama from writer and director Alex Ross Perry, is painfully slow in spite of the pure chaos it depicts. Regardless of the film’s setbacks, it is impossible not to be completely...

Fantasy stop-motion film, Missing Link has gorgeous animation and a charming plot line, but lacks in character development.

Review: Stop-motion film is visually stunning

By Ash Bailot, Staff Writer April 23, 2019

“Missing Link” is a visually spectacular stop-motion film about friendship and finding one’s place in the world. The Victorian-era animated adventure film was released April 12 and produced by...

Shazam! boasts a wonderful beginning with a tragic story and interesting, comedic charcters. However, the move derails slightly towards the final act.

Review: Superhero movie has electric beginning

By Liam Conway, Staff Writer April 18, 2019

With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury, “Shazam!” is one of DC’s best big screen adaptations...

Approximately five years ago, Helene Smith created a Facebook page for Ithaca College parents where they can ask questions about the school and get advice on issues with their college-age children.

IC Parents Facebook page keeps parents connected to students’ lives

By Olivia King, Staff Writer April 17, 2019

Cyndy Scheibe, professor in the Department of Psychology, said that when observing move-in day, it is always interesting for her to observe the relationships between parents and their kids. She said that,...

Khalid introduces a pleasant album with Free Spirit. The record is perfect for summer and appropriate for all ages. The tracks invoke comforting feelings of nostalgia and range from joyful melodies to somber tunes.

Review: Khalid’s summery record flows with sunny spirit

By Noa Covell, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

Khalid’s new album, “Free Spirit,” is the record of the summer, made for wind-whipped midnight car rides, relaxing in bed on an easy Sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee or for a gloomy, rainy day...

Pet Sematary offers up true creepiness, especially through the camera work. The movie as a whole lacks a personality and direction but the combination of dread and aesthetic makes up for some of the flaws.

Review: “Pet Sematary” comes back from the grave

By Tyler Obropta, Staff Writer April 15, 2019

If an ominous phantom tells you not to mess with the barrier between life and death, you’d think you should listen to him. But this is “Pet Sematary,” a film in which little girls run into the woods...

Morbid Stuff confronts hardcore, deep topics and explores the bands sound. However, all of the songs sound relatively similar and blend together into an unidentifiable mess.

Review: Pop-rock album falls short

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 15, 2019

Having a unique sound can make or break a band. The group has to evoke a feeling that separates it from the rest of the crop, and PUP has remained consistent with its trademark sound in its newest album,...

Avery Santiago is one of the students being honored at this years Rainbow Reception. The reception is in place to honor LGBT students and their hard work.

Rainbow Reception celebrates LGBT student achievements

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff writer April 9, 2019

As the semester comes to an end, members of the Class of 2019 at Ithaca College will be participating in several ceremonies, collecting their graduation regalia and preparing for graduation. LGBTQ students...

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