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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.


Review: Viewers starved for substance in newest ‘Hunger Games’

By | Nov 29, 2015

The final installment of the series is the weaker half of a movie who shouldn’t have been divided in the first place.


Ithacapella set to release new film in May

By The Ithacan | Apr 1, 2015

Ithacapella is set to release a new film in May based off their recent album Stages.


Review: Iranian Vampire Western pleases audiences with perplexing horror

By | Mar 4, 2015

“A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” Ana Lily Amirpour’s directorial debut, puts a stunning spin on the typical story of star-crossed lovers.


Review: Twists and turns propel taut espionage thriller

By | Feb 24, 2015

“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, adds a new flair to the stereotypical spy genre.


Review: Everyday humanity explored in “Two Days, One Night”

By | Feb 12, 2015

Emphasized by a spectacular performance from Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night” examines the boundaries of human empathy.


Review: Prolific sniper’s biopic ultimately misses the mark

By | Jan 29, 2015

Directed by Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper” proved a one-dimensional and disappointing film.