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Review: A character study that has some shortcomings

By Matt Minton, Senior Staff Writer August 21, 2023

From acting in numerous Marvel films and shows like “Fresh Off the Boat” to now making his directorial debut, Randall Park is the latest actor-turned-director to showcase his versatility in the filmmaking...

The Ithacan Life & Culture staff highlighted some of the hit films released during the summer 2022 movie season.

Review: Summer 2022 movie releases

By Evan Miller, Matt Minton, and Sydney Brumfield August 23, 2022
Jordan Peele, Carey Williams and Dean Fleischer-Camp are among the many directors who released new projects during the summer 2022 movie season.
The Ithacan Life & Culture staff highlighted some films and music released between late 2021 and early 2022.

Mini movie reviews for December 2021-January 2022

Avery Alexander, Senior Writer   “Sing 2” 5/5 Stars  “Sing” was one of the most pleasant surprises from Illumination Studios since “Despicable Me.” Fortunately, “Sing 2” proves...

The Suicide Squad, Black Widow, Summer of Soul and Jungle Cruise were films that created noise in a summer movie season with many releases.

Review: Summer 2021 movie releases

"The Suicide Squad," "Black Widow," "Summer of Soul" and "Jungle Cruise" were films that created noise in a summer movie season with many releases.
Review: Singles for the week of 1/24

Review: Singles for the week of 1/24

By Arleigh Rodgers January 29, 2020

“B.I.T.C.H.” Megan Thee Stallion Released Jan. 24 1501 Certified Ent LLC Megan Thee Stallion is skilled in her lyricism and biting in her message. She raps with ease, and the song acts...

Insatiable confronts impactful societal pressures through dark comedy and an intriguing storyline. The plot and characters are charmingly outlandish.

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

By Gabrielle Topping October 23, 2019

“Insatiable” is a wild and satirical Netflix series. In season 1, Patty Bladell (Debby Ryan), who has been bullied all her life for being overweight, was punched in the face by a homeless man after...

Review: Singles for the week of 9/27

Review: Singles for the week of 9/27

By Arleigh Rodgers, Assistant Life & Culture Editor October 2, 2019

“Slide” H.E.R, YG Released Sept 27 RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment H.E.R’s smooth vocals blend with the chilled-out backdrop of “Slide,” her latest collaboration with rapper...

Pressure is a perfect balance between Wage Wars typical hardcore rock and pop. It is experimental and smooth, creating a pleasant, melodic and awe-inspiring experience.

Review: “Pressure” is a dynamic album to remember

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer September 10, 2019

Florida-based band Wage War is one of the latest metalcore groups bursting into the mainstream. Similar to Bring Me The Horizon, I Prevail and A Day To Remember, metalcore bands are often recognized for...

BTS, one of the few Korean pop groups to find mainstream success in the United States returns with a highly energetic, engaging album. The lyrics are deep and compelling, offering a range of tangible emotion.

Review: “Map of the Soul: Persona” is bounding with energy

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 28, 2019

Seven men run around a deserted, pastel city, dressed to the nines in the brightest colored clothes they have. They dance, waving their knees and kicking without a care in the world. Their movements are...

Fantasy stop-motion film, Missing Link has gorgeous animation and a charming plot line, but lacks in character development.

Review: Stop-motion film is visually stunning

By Ash Bailot, Staff Writer April 23, 2019

“Missing Link” is a visually spectacular stop-motion film about friendship and finding one’s place in the world. The Victorian-era animated adventure film was released April 12 and produced by...

The 2019 “Hellboy” remake has a messy storyline and unconvincing characters. The quality of the film feels cheap and lacks the same timeless quality as Guillermo Del Toro’s original 2004 adaptation of the comic book series.

Review: “Hellboy” remake can not save itself from damnation

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer April 22, 2019

Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” (2019) has the aesthetic sensibility of a Hot Topic: It’s cheap, insincere and reminds you of other places you’d rather be and other films you’d rather see. Marshall’s...

LSD is the debut album of supergroup LSD comprised of Labrinth, Sia and Diplo. The album shows off each artists individual strengths while showing how well the three work together as a musical team.

Review: Psychedelic power album is a work of genius

By Avery Alexander, Assistant Life & Culture Editor April 21, 2019

Labrinth, Sia and Diplo joined forces and conceived an album, perfectly balancing their styles and strengths to produce a masterpiece that is as exceptional as its creators. “LSD” is a colorful,...

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