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August 21, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

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

By | Apr 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.

Review: Stop-motion film is visually stunning

By | Apr 23, 2019

“Missing Link” is a visually spectacular stop-motion film about friendship and finding one’s place in the world.

Review: Body-swap film centers blackness but falls short

By The Ithacan | Apr 23, 2019

“Little” opens with obligatory narration — “Allow me to introduce myself” — but there is nobody going to see “Little” who won’t realize immediately where it’s headed.

Review: “Hellboy” remake can not save itself from damnation

By | Apr 22, 2019

Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” (2019) has the aesthetic sensibility of a Hot Topic: It’s cheap, insincere and reminds you of other places you’d rather be and other films you’d rather see.

Review: Superhero movie has electric beginning

By | Apr 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 in the past six years.

Review: Adapted romance film ‘After’ just as problematic as book

By | Apr 16, 2019

“After” takes a problematic fanfiction and turns it into a frustrating and predictable movie.

Review: “Pet Sematary” comes back from the grave

By | Apr 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.

Review: Horror movie ‘Us’ reflects cultural tension

By | Apr 1, 2019

“Us” is at once familiar and foreign — it’s a traditional slasher turned and twisted into something radical and bizarre.  

Review: How to Train Your Dragon sequel is out of this world

By | Mar 3, 2019

DreamWorks Animation is infamous for cranking out sequel after sequel.

‘Deja View’: ‘Overlord’

By The Ithacan | Nov 25, 2018

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On this week’s “Deja View” Jake Leary brings in Colin Tessier and Liam Conway to talk about “Overlord.” The World War II zombie movie disappoints Jake and leaves Colin and Liam lost for words.

‘Deja View’: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

By The Ithacan | Nov 6, 2018

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On this week’s episode of “Deja View,” host Jake Leary sits down with staff writer Liza Gillespie and Ithaca College screenwriting student Sean Murphy to complain about “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Much to the trio’s disappointment, Netflix’s take on the teenage witch doesn’t capture the magic of the character.

‘Deja View’: ‘Halloween’ — Spooky, scary, slasher spectacular

By The Ithacan | Oct 31, 2018

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On an extra spooky episode of “Deja View,” host Jake Leary is joined by Life and Culture Editor Kara Bowen and Sports Editor Dani Pluchinsky to talk about the most recent “Halloween” movie and over excitedly discuss their favorite slasher franchises.