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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

July 11, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Long-awaited book lacks informative story

By | Jul 4, 2020

When John Bolton announced he was writing a book about his experience as national security adviser, pandemonium ensued.

Review: Country album reflects on current politics

By | Jun 7, 2020

The Indigo Girls’ latest album tackles the current political scene and growing up as an LGBT youth in the American south.

Review: Humor and reflection drives Beastie Boys documentary

By | Jun 4, 2020

Spike Jonze, who directed the sci-fi romance film “Her,” brings his experimental filmmaking technique to “Beastie Boys Story.”

“Eat the rich” phenomenon dominates popular films

By | May 19, 2020

When looking back on the most popular films of 2019, I noticed a trend.

Review: Uncanny CGI overpowers engaging storytelling

By | Mar 4, 2020

Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” is a timeless story, and the film adaptation tells it well.

Growth on display at 92nd Oscars

By | Feb 12, 2020

At the 92nd Academy Awards, actress Jane Fonda dramatically paused briefly before announcing the Best Picture winner: “Parasite.” The announcement caused the audience to respond with excited cheers and a standing ovation.

Review: Film balances comedy and coming-of-age themes

By | Feb 12, 2020

Great coming-of-age films delicately balance comedy and drama like no other genre.

Review: Show promotes sticky pseudoscience

By | Feb 4, 2020

“The Goop Lab” is a bizarre look into Gwyneth Paltrow’s notoriously misleading lifestyle and beauty brand, Goop.

Review: Film is shackled by bland characters and boring plot

By | Jan 29, 2020

The “Bad Boys” series has historically been defined as egregiously offensive and immature.

Review: Strong performances carry film’s colossal landscape

By | Jan 20, 2020

“A Hidden Life” feels like an aggregation of director Terrence Malick’s long-running, legendary career, similar to Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” Both films clock in at over two and a half hours long, display their directors’ stylistic versatilities and feature some of the directors’ finest scenes.

Review: Gangster drama boasts captivating storytelling

By | Dec 12, 2019

When compared to the other films Martin Scorsese has made during his 50–year career, “The Irishman” is his most rewarding.

Review: Actor brings smooth vocals to jazz album

By | Dec 11, 2019

Academy Award-winning actor Joe Pesci returns… to making music?