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July 24, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Comedy “The Beach Bum” gets sand in it

By | Apr 8, 2019

“The Beach Bum,” a movie written and directed by Harmony Korine, is about exactly what one might expect from the title, and absolutely nothing more.

Review: “Delhi Crime” is deeply moving and straight-forward

By | Apr 7, 2019

A young man and young woman lie naked on the side of a road in Mahipalpur, India, at nighttime.

Review: “The Highwaymen” is a drag

By | Apr 7, 2019

Few images have been burned into the American consciousness like the young robbers’ violent demise in Arthur Penn’s “Bonnie and Clyde.” Bullets punch through the car into Bonnie and catch Clyde in an agonizing slow-motion free-fall, a haunting, iconic scene that looms over John Lee Hancock’s new Netflix drama, “The Highwaymen.” It’s about the Texas Rangers who riddled Bonnie and Clyde with bullets, and Hancock’s film never leaves the shadow of Penn’s 1967 take on the story.

Review: Show breathes life into mental illness awareness

By | Mar 18, 2019

Media covering mental illness is often touchy.

Review: “The Drug King” fails to entertain with bold concepts

By | Mar 5, 2019

The year is 1972, and Korean and Japanese citizens are addicted to methamphetamines.

Q&A: Junior acting major in Netflix series finale

By | Feb 20, 2019

Junior acting major Dharon Jones auditioned for a role in the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” but instead received an opportunity to appear in a Netflix hit.

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 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” conquers final season

By | Feb 5, 2019

“Females are strong as hell!” Tina Fey’s ridiculous yet poignant Netflix series, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” asserts in its catchy title-sequence song.

Review: “Kingdom” shows the horror of zombies and social class

By | Feb 4, 2019

Netflix original series “Kingdom” takes zombie-horror to a whole new level.

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: Kondo’s show is pure and pristine

By | Jan 22, 2019

A young Japanese woman warmly greets a family as she enters its house.

Review: Netflix shows the humor in aging and highlights friendship

By | Jan 20, 2019

Netflix is off to a wonderful start to 2019 with new hard-hitting comedy, “The Last Laugh.”
The movie is a coming-of-age story about a manager and a comic, both of whom are hoping for a major career revival.