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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

November 12, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: A capella pop adds cheer to Christmas carols

By | Nov 5, 2018

The album contains the merriness and brightness any listener expects from a Christmas album.

Ithaca Fantastik film festival celebrates horror genre

By | Oct 30, 2018

Previous years have featured films with more classic horror themes, complete with blood, guts and gore. But, at this year’s festival, the program deviates from its typical grisly lineup.

Review: MØ brings indie influences to pop melodies

By | Oct 28, 2018

“Forever Neverland” is a testament to how pop artists aren’t necessarily bound to the conventional boundaries of pop music.

Review: ‘Blaze’ captures melancholy of country musician

By | Oct 8, 2018

Though “Blaze” is a dramatization of the ’70s musician Blaze Foley’s life, Hawke doesn’t adhere to typical biopic conventions.

Review: Metaphors in ‘Madeline’s Madeline’ lack lucidity

By | Sep 19, 2018

Spellbinding shifts in cinematography from points of near clarity to ones of hazy confusion make the film’s visuals equally unintelligible.

Review: McCartney is inimitable in ‘Egypt Station’

By | Sep 11, 2018

The album is executed with precision from the very start — dominating guitar riffs and growling vocals prove this album is solely McCartney’s.

Review: Nuanced characterization carries ‘Skate Kitchen’

By | Sep 10, 2018

The girls of Skate Kitchen are diverse, witty and a natural and cohesive group that allows “Skate Kitchen” to run beautifully through to the end.

Reviews from the summer season

Ithacan writers review a selection of summer’s biggest blockbusters and most complicated arthouse films.

Review: Bo Burnam’s directorial debut dazzles with depth

By | Aug 28, 2018

The honest and loving way writer and director Bo Burnham treats the newly blossomed teen at the focus of his film speaks to all members of the audience.

Review: Visceral and creepy cult thriller is visually vivid

By | Apr 30, 2018

Fear permeates every scene. The audience members, mirroring the characters, sit uncomfortably in their dread.

Review: Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare’ squanders its scares

By | Apr 26, 2018

However unfortunate it is that this film isn’t original or riveting, it does receive one accolade: the ability to make the audience laugh.

Review: Slow-paced panic permeates “A Quiet Place”

By | Apr 10, 2018

It’s encouraging to see a horror film both so visceral and so unequivocally frightening.