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May 26, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: ‘Hidden Figures’ flawlessly navigates societal issues

By | Feb 22, 2017

“Hidden Figures” balance the intensity of segregation with humor from the three lead actresses to create an accessible piece of social commentary.

Review: Mel Gibson revives his career with ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

By | Feb 21, 2017

This may just be the movie that Gibson was born to direct. The simple yet inspiring moral tale is a perfect fit for the director of “Braveheart.”

Review: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ drowns viewers in despair

By | Feb 21, 2017

Death is final and guilt can be eternal. This crushing honesty elevates “Manchester by the Sea” above and beyond 2016’s other cinematic offerings.

Review: Washington directs a home run with his latest film

By | Feb 21, 2017

The viewer watches “Fences” with mingled horror and pity as Troy (Denzel Washington) destroys his relationship with his son and, eventually, wife.

Review: Rural backdrop steals the show in bank heist thriller

By | Feb 21, 2017

The dialogue in “Hell or High Water” is fantastic throughout — It paints portraits of deeply flawed yet compelling characters who feel all too real.

Review: Villeneuve translates Sci-fi story to the big screen

By | Feb 21, 2017

Most science-fiction blockbusters resort to brainless plots and mass destruction with no consequences, but “Arrival” is not the typical sci-fi film.

Review: Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ shines bright in the dark

By | Feb 12, 2017

“Moonlight” is not only important for the black and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but for everyone.

Review: Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ sings the same old tune

By | Jan 20, 2017

Hollywood may like “La La Land,” but it doesn’t need it, not nearly as much as it needs new voices, new faces, new stories and new talent.