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July 2, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Deja View: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’

By The Ithacan | Mar 26, 2018

“Deja View” host Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writers Liam Conway and Liza Gillespie to talk about “Pacific Rim: Uprising.” In a surprisingly on-topic episode, the trio highlight the tonal inconsistencies and plot elements that make “Uprising” inferior to the 2013 original.

Review: New Marvel blockbuster not quite ‘Strange’ enough

By | Nov 23, 2016

“Doctor Strange” meets expectations but does not exceed them. Marvel can’t be afraid to make bold choices, to be unusual — to be strange.

Review: Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ fails to spark interest in viewers

By | Nov 12, 2016

“Inferno” leaves one question in the viewer’s mind: Why? Why did this adventure need to happen? Why do any of these characters matter?

Review: Netflix documentary ’13TH’ spawns racial discussions

By | Nov 4, 2016

One of the strongest qualities about “13TH” is its reckoning with a history that has consistently sought ways to oppress black Americans.

Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’ plot teeters off the tracks

By | Oct 25, 2016

Overall, viewers looking for their next sexy-thriller fix should just stay home and read the book.

Review: Hodgepodge of mystery themes spoil Tim Burton’s film

By | Oct 18, 2016

The abilities of the Peculiars are a convoluted mess of special effects: They look flashy, but they come across as cheap plot devices.

Review: Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ shines

By | Oct 4, 2016

Ron Howard’s documentary about the Beatles’ touring years expresses the wild energy and enthusiasm of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Review: ‘Blair Witch’ fails with repetitive plotline

By | Sep 26, 2016

There’s no fooling the internet, which is where this sequel belongs. “Blair Witch” would be better served as a YouTube short than as a feature film.

Review: ‘Southside With You’ viewers follow a budding romance

By | Sep 19, 2016

Viewers meet Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) as she gets ready in her mother’s home for what she calls a “business meeting.” Her mother teases her, saying, “I thought this wasn’t a date?” To Robinson, it wasn’t — until she met the ever-so-charming Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers). Obama and Robinson visit countless places on their date, such as an Afro-Culture museum exhibit, a church meeting and a theater to see the film “Do the Right Thing.”

Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ defies typical horror films

By | Sep 10, 2016

“Don’t Breathe” is more grounded in its script and its direction — it doesn’t rely on typical jump scares, but it builds tension throughout.

Review: ‘Little Prince’ transports viewers back to childhood

By | Sep 4, 2016

Netflix’s “The Little Prince,” based on the classic work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, delivers such a rich range of emotion, moral and visual complexity. This complexity is evident in “Prince” — each chapter of the Prince’s quest, from his home on the minuscule Asteroid B-612 to the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert, is rendered in stop-motion.

Review: Iconic sequel ‘awakens’ nostalgic ‘Star Wars’ fans

By | Jan 2, 2016

With deep characters and a nostalgic plot, “The Force Awakens” pays respect to the previous “Star Wars” films and creates intrigue about the future of the “Star Wars” franchise, but it plays it a bit safe.