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April 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

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: “Captain Marvel” is absent of classic Marvel charm

By | Mar 24, 2019

The strongest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has finally been introduced in the 21st film of the franchise, and her first outing has left a lasting impact.  

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.

Review: “High Flying Bird” shoots and scores

By | Feb 19, 2019

The new Netflix film “High Flying Bird,” which was shot completely on an iPhone, delves deep into the relationship between sports and the politics of the United States’ capitalist society.

Review: “The Prodigy” is nothing special

By | Feb 11, 2019

What happens when a cold-blooded serial killer reincarnates into a newborn baby’s body?

Review: Netflix’s attempt at sci-fi romance falls flat

By | Jan 29, 2019

Every month, a slew of sci-fi thrillers, rom-coms and documentaries dribble out on Netflix — most with little or no fanfare.

Review: “The Upside” is heartwarming but cliche

By | Jan 23, 2019

Kevin Hart’s comedic skills and chemistry with Bryan Cranston creates a feel-good, laugh-out-loud drama that focuses on an unlikely friendship between two very different people.

Review: Obscure film borders on incomprehensible

By | Dec 10, 2018

Based on the short story “Gräns” by ‎John Ajvide Lindqvist, “Border” has all the unrestrained pretension of Oscar bait: a sluggish pace, an inscrutable fantasy element and a relentless melancholy.

Review: Netflix’s afterlife drama feels like an afterthought

By | Apr 12, 2017

Though there’s nothing wrong with a plot twist or cliffhanger, the film ends in such a way that the viewer is left with nothing more than confusion.

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.

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.