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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

November 12, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Documentary blazes with excellence

By | Nov 11, 2019

“I said, ‘I’m not going to die today.’ I said, ‘Today is not my day,’” a young girl tells the camera just a few minutes into the Netflix documentary “Fire in Paradise.” She can’t be over 10 years old, yet the way she articulates her experience escaping a raging wildfire makes her seem older.

Review: Netflix comedy doubles down on characterization

By | Oct 29, 2019

What’s better than one Paul Rudd?

Review: “Insatiable” is a bizarre romp through society’s toxicity

By | Oct 23, 2019

“Insatiable” is a wild and satirical Netflix series.

Review: Characters win by a landslide in new show

By | Oct 7, 2019

The Netflix series “The Politician” constructs an outlandish and extravagant satirical world in which a campaign for student body president is marred with lies, scandal and even assassination attempts.

Review: Unlikable characters doom “Tall Girl” to mediocrity

By | Sep 30, 2019

Being a 16-year-old girl can be hard, especially with the crippling insecurities that come with growing up.

Review: New Netflix show highlights unbelievable cultural truths

By | Sep 24, 2019

Only 230 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to the police, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Review: Netflix anime is clear and melodic

By | Sep 9, 2019

“Carole & Tuesday” is an anime Netflix series that depicts the music industry in the futuristic world of Alba City, Mars.

Review: Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why'” has killer dramatic presence

By | Sep 2, 2019

“13 Reasons Why” is a thrilling Netflix series about life, death, truth and lies.

Review: Show’s feminist message lost in its comedy

By | Aug 28, 2019

“GLOW,” which stands for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” uses a fictional portrayal of ’80s televised women’s wrestling to explore the complex lives of a diverse group of female characters.

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.