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July 22, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Horror movie ‘Us’ reflects cultural tension

By | Apr 1, 2019

“Us” is at once familiar and foreign — it’s a traditional slasher turned and twisted into something radical and bizarre.  

Review: Band comes back with dynamically soulful album

By | Mar 25, 2019

It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, which could explain the tendency to worship the comebacks of artists who have been off the radar for years.

Review: “Captain Marvel” is absent of classic Marvel charm

By | Mar 24, 2019

The strongest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has finally been introduced in the 21st film of the franchise, and her first outing has left a lasting impact.  

Review: Side characters suffer in “Shrill”

By | Mar 24, 2019

The first season of “Shrill” is best described as a sweet and slow character study about discovering self-worth and the selfishness that can accompany it.

Review: How to Train Your Dragon sequel is out of this world

By | Mar 3, 2019

DreamWorks Animation is infamous for cranking out sequel after sequel.

Review: SWMRS album it burning with passion

By | Feb 24, 2019

After Oakland-based punk-rock group SWMRS signed with New York City–based record label Fueled By Ramen and released its record label debut and overall third LP, “Drive North,” the band has returned to the punk scene with its follow-up, “Berkeley’s On Fire.”
The band itself initially got attention because of its drummer, Joey Armstrong — Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s son — but “Berkeley’s On Fire” combines eccentric tracks that blend together a multitude of punk, alt-rock and surf-rock elements, giving the band a separate, personal identity.

Review: “Rainswept” is a deluge of visceral visuals

By | Feb 20, 2019

A rich landscape of beautiful, rolling hills is quickly followed by the silhouette of a man in his window — then a heart-stopping bang leads to peaceful silence.

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: “Quiet Signs” is an intimate look into singer’s universe

By | Feb 11, 2019

It’s easy to listen to Jessica Pratt and forget the world around you.

Review: “The Prodigy” is nothing special

By | Feb 11, 2019

What happens when a cold-blooded serial killer reincarnates into a newborn baby’s body?

Review: “Freedom’s Goblin” is free of faults

By | Feb 4, 2019

In his 10th studio album, “Freedom’s Goblin,” Ty Segall joins fuzzy guitar with electronic funk.

Review: “amo” ultimately succeeds despite various drawbacks

By | Feb 3, 2019

English rockers Bring Me The Horizon initially came into the music scene as a death metal band, but almost 12 years after the release of their debut LP, “Count Your Blessings,” they are far from their heavier beginnings.