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May 22, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: “Hellboy” remake can not save itself from damnation

By | Apr 22, 2019

Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” (2019) has the aesthetic sensibility of a Hot Topic: It’s cheap, insincere and reminds you of other places you’d rather be and other films you’d rather see.

Review: Horror movie ‘Us’ reflects cultural tension

By | Apr 1, 2019

“Us” is at once familiar and foreign — it’s a traditional slasher turned and twisted into something radical and bizarre.  

Review: Sci-fi adaptation is uninspired and robotic

By | Feb 26, 2019

“Alita: Battle Angel” wears its influences proudly — maybe a little too proudly.

‘Deja View’ – Alita: Battle Angel

By | Feb 20, 2019

 
On this week’s Deja View, host Jake Leary sits down with Aidan Lentz to parse out whether “Alita: Battle Angel” is more than robot-rending action.

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.

Review: Obscure film borders on incomprehensible

By | Dec 10, 2018

Based on the short story “Gräns” by ‎John Ajvide Lindqvist, “Border” has all the unrestrained pretension of Oscar bait: a sluggish pace, an inscrutable fantasy element and a relentless melancholy.

Meant to help quit cigarettes, Juuls spark new addictions

By | Nov 28, 2018

“SEND ME FREE JUUL PODS FOR LIFE, BITCH!!”

Review: Teen witch revival rehashes horror classics

By | Nov 5, 2018

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” follows the same dark path as “Riverdale”: taking classic Archie characters and giving them a grim makeover.

Review: ‘Halloween’ franchise is better off dead

By | Oct 29, 2018

One frightful night was enough; like its ghoulish mascot, the “Halloween” franchise should have been killed long ago.

Review: Spider-Man adapted in well-crafted video game world

By | Oct 23, 2018

Insomniac’s version of Spider-Man is not only the best video-game adaptation of the scarlet web-slinger but the best onscreen take on the character.

Review: Magic-filled children’s horror lacks charm

By | Oct 1, 2018

It’s a film that’s full of wonderful, creepy ideas that are either left half-explored or take ridiculous turns in the third act.

Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ is a hopeless dystopia

By | Sep 25, 2018

It’s an unpleasant movie that successfully tells the story Levinson set out to make, but that narrative is too grotesque and cruel to enjoy.