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October 21, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Thrilling plot and acting keep film afloat

By | Feb 2, 2016

Though it champions a story structure that’s been used many times before, “The Finest Hours” is a rescue story buoyed by some terrific maritime action sequences and very good acting performances.

Review: Documentary-style film pays tribute to Benghazi soldiers

By | Jan 26, 2016

This story is clearly intended to be a moving tribute to the brave American soldiers who, despite their losses, clearly triumphed over an armed militia with superior numbers and weaponry.

Review: Stellar acting and filmmaking create stunning story

By | Jan 25, 2016

A masterful blend of acting and filmmaking, “Carol” is unlike anything on the big screen right now. It offers a refreshing take on same-sex relationships and is sure to shed a little more light on the issue of equality in the world today.

Review: DiCaprio excels in hauntingly brilliant action film

By | Jan 22, 2016

There are few works in recent memory that are more profoundly chilling than “The Revenant.” After watching the film, it’s hard not to be left shivering, haunted by a frigid, hostile wilderness and the hot blood that paints it.

Review: Bond’s latest film falls short of predecessors

By | Nov 28, 2015

The simplistic narrative fails to bring the suspense and intrigue one has grown to expect from a Bond film.

Review: Drama film fizzles with flavorless plotline

By | Nov 16, 2015

Though the plot in “Burnt” is promising, the film flakes on character development and conflict.

Review: Drama gives facts with little substance

By | Nov 3, 2015

As easily forgettable as it is moving, “Truth” provides viewers with a surface-level account of a controversy that forever changed the world of professional journalism.

Review: Drama creates bridge between history and inspiration

By | Oct 28, 2015

While it may come across as another serious historical drama at first glance, “Bridge of Spies” is both a film that waxes poetic on the ideals America was founded upon and an absorbing tale for anyone who dares to speak out against society’s wrongdoings.

Review: Crime thriller presents twisted tale

By | Oct 28, 2015

Disturbing and hard-hitting, “Sicario” proves to be just as masterful as any dramatic film.

Review: Retelling of iconic event ropes in viewers

By | Oct 27, 2015

“The Walk” portrays the iconic event of Phillipe Petit’s tightrope walk across the towers of the World Trade Center well and takes viewers on an exciting ride.

Review: “He Named Me Malala” shows activist’s heroism

By | Oct 20, 2015

“He Named Me Malala” is a true coming-of-age story for all women, especially those who have ever been socially misrepresented and have grown up without the courage to speak out against society’s wrongdoings.

Review: ‘Sleeping With Other People’ refreshes the romantic comedy genre

By | Oct 7, 2015

“Sleeping with Other People” is able to retain the feel-good functionality of a romantic comedy while poking fun at the genre the entire time.