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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

April 25, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

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.

Review: Infantile, ineffective humor hurts Netflix original

By | Apr 4, 2018

With its unbearable humor and moronic lead characters, this vapid film deserves no acclaim or admiration.

Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is shallow but sufficiently sweet

By | Mar 21, 2018

Like Simon, the film often slips on its own mistakes, but its effect runs clean and burns with an ebullient spirit.

Review: ‘The Insult’ captures courtroom tension

By | Feb 27, 2018

“The Insult” is a breathtaking and powerful nominee for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film — and rightfully so.