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March 23, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Netflix’s attempt at sci-fi romance falls flat

By | Jan 29, 2019

Every month, a slew of sci-fi thrillers, rom-coms and documentaries dribble out on Netflix — most with little or no fanfare.

‘Deja View’: ‘A Star is Born’

By The Ithacan | Oct 16, 2018

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On this episode of Deja View, host Jake Leary is joined by Staff Writers Natalie Newman and Liza Gillespie to talk about the fourth version of “A Star is Born.” The 2018 version updates the story but doesn’t do enough to avoid the problematic tropes of previous iterations.

Review: Lady Gaga sparkles in ‘A Star is Born’

By | Oct 10, 2018

“A Star is Born” is a beautifully tragic film about love, heartbreak, addiction and fame that coincides with the thrilling world of music.

Review: ‘Twilight’ still wonderfully silly 10 years later

By | Oct 8, 2018

“Twilight” is not a perfect movie, but it’s certainly not as bad as an entire generation thought it was cool to pretend.

Review: Saccharine love story gets lost in its lesson

By | Sep 24, 2018

Fogelman takes too long to get to the moral of the story, which is ruined by the ending’s excessive emphasis on the lesson.

Review: ‘Puzzle’ is poignant and powerful

By | Sep 16, 2018

“Puzzle” pieces together complex emotions, a creative plot and moving acting to create an engaging, poignant film.

Review: Netflix’s afterlife drama feels like an afterthought

By | Apr 12, 2017

Though there’s nothing wrong with a plot twist or cliffhanger, the film ends in such a way that the viewer is left with nothing more than confusion.

Review: Popular anime makes a name for itself in America

By | Apr 12, 2017

The frames flow with intoxicating grace, making the characters feel more real than the theater and the bags of popcorn in the viewers’ hands.

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: Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ fails to spark interest in viewers

By | Nov 12, 2016

“Inferno” leaves one question in the viewer’s mind: Why? Why did this adventure need to happen? Why do any of these characters matter?

Tinder Is The Night: IC students find relationships through Tinder

By | Sep 7, 2016

Though Tinder — the social media app that has users logging in an average of 11 times per day — is commonly used for the casual hook-up scene, Ithaca College junior Maureen Wietecha swiped right and landed in a committed relationship a year and a half ago.

Review: Daft romance labors for days

By | Feb 5, 2014

Unbelievable romance makes “Labor Day” a labor to watch.