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May 31, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

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: 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: 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.

Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.’s message still relevant

By | Jan 21, 2015

The movie “Selma” demonstrates that today’s activists deserve the same respect and consideration we now give the Civil Rights Movement.

Review: ‘Foxcatcher’ provides riveting character study

By | Jan 21, 2015

Directed by Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher” stars Steve Carell as paranoid billionaire John du Pont and Channing Tatum as world-class wrestler Mark Schultz in a psychologically thrilling drama.

Review: Cumberbatch’s performance drives Turing biopic

By | Jan 15, 2015

Directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightly, “The Imitation Game” reveals the story of a little-known cryptographic genius punished for his homosexuality.

Review: Superb performances keep ‘Whiplash’ in tempo

By | Nov 19, 2014

“Whiplash” gives a soulful and inspiring view into the dark underbelly of making perfect music.

Review: Satire and cinematography give wings to darkly funny ‘Birdman’

By | Nov 11, 2014

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” follows an actor who was once a superhero hoping to make it big again, and likewise stars Michael Keaton, who is venturing into the superhero realm again, 25 years after his titular role in 1989’s “Batman,” this time from the perspective of an actor.

Oscars 2014: Morality and the Movies

By | Mar 4, 2014

Last night’s Academy Awards went off almost completely surprise-free, with only two upsets among the 24 awards: Spike Jonze’ win for Original Screeplay for Her over the completely shut-out American Hustle and “Mr.