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January 22, 2022
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Mini movie reviews for December 2020-January 2021

Whether they be potential Oscar nominees or just a good time, The Ithacan Life & Culture staff highlighted some of the films from the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.


Review: Orchestra Strums Eerie Album

By | Feb 4, 2021

Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra perform two of Adams’ classics — “My Father Knew Charles Ives” and “Harmonielehre”


Picture books promote social progress

By | Dec 10, 2020

Picture books are challenging socially conservative institutions in the hope of creating a new world for all children.


Review: Obama’s memoir makes too many excuses

By | Dec 9, 2020

In his memoir, “A Promised Land,” President Barack Obama had the potential to come to terms with the shortcomings of his administration, but instead he creates an idyllic image of himself.


Prism lights and little bites return to The Commons

By | Dec 4, 2020

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) combined the Winter Light Festival with the Bite of Ithaca restaurant promotion to create the Winter Lights & Bites Festival.


Review: Romantic holiday film lacks jolly spirit

By | Nov 16, 2020

For a movie about Christmas, “Operation Christmas Drop” lacks the trademark jolly spirit of the holiday.


Review: Gov. Cuomo publishes decent pandemic memoir

By | Nov 11, 2020

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” isn’t stellar, but Cuomo’s stories about leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic are compelling.


Trump-era “whistleblowers” make money off books

By | Oct 22, 2020

Bob Woodward, John Bolton and Sarah Huckabee have become pseudo-whistleblowers, publishing books that recount politically damaging backdoor experiences with President Donald Trump.


Review: Romantic comedy series is stereotypically cheesy

By | Oct 12, 2020

“Emily in Paris” is a delightful Netflix series about an American woman making her way in Paris.


Review: Ambitious thriller movie loses itself in the plot

By | Sep 28, 2020

Though “Antebellum” has interesting concept, the film’s poor structure leaves the audience confused.


Authors capitalize off of famous book series with poor sequels

By | Sep 24, 2020

Remakes, sequels and prequels keep appearing on movie screens and bookstore shelves to bank off of nostalgic fans.


Review: Ginsburg’s legacy burns bright in 2018 documentary

By | Sep 23, 2020

“RBG,” a 2018 Academy Award–nominated documentary, honors the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18.