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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

September 19, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Stephen King adaptation fails to contribute to canon

By | Sep 17, 2018

The biggest problem with “Castle Rock” isn’t its many mysteries or its flat characters but rather its lack of cohesion and forward motion.

Professor’s documentary spotlights women in animation

By | Sep 2, 2018

“having worked in the broadcast industry for over a decade, I knew firsthand what it was like for women to be behind the scenes,” Guest said.

Reviews from the summer season

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

Review: Horror homage honors genre classics

By | Aug 27, 2018

It isn’t a retread of “The Goonies” or “It” or “Stand by Me,” but rather a commentary on the naive simplicity of adventure films.

Jumpstart program introduces incoming students to Ithaca

By | Aug 27, 2018

Across Ithaca, incoming freshmen are hiking the Finger Lakes region, swinging through ropes courses and volunteering throughout the community.

Review: Complex characters carry ‘Cameron Post’

By | Aug 26, 2018

she’s not like the glamorous, self-assured caricatures of youth that plague teen films, but rather a confused and flawed adolescent.

Review: Studio comedy shines with unexpected intimacy

By | Apr 21, 2018

“Blockers” is a good movie. Yes. You read that right. The film that features butt chugging, sex pacts and vomit is nuanced and emotionally resonant.

Snapshot: Early Birds

By | Apr 18, 2018

* Editor’s Note: The Ithacan‘s journalistic coverage of the campus often focuses on formal announcements and events.

Review: Nerd culture can’t save ‘Ready Player One’

By | Apr 3, 2018

“Ready Player One” plays out like the machination of a child; it’s silly, illogical and only enjoyable for the kid holding the toys.

Review: ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ strays off garden path

By | Mar 28, 2018

Rather than embrace the whimsy or silliness that lend children’s films their charm, Stevenson depends on anachronistic pop culture references.

Review: ‘The Strangers’ sequel slaughters slasher genre

By | Mar 20, 2018

Instead of being a bold take on the masked-murderer-by-the-lake trope, “Prey at Night” is a hollow shoutout to better films.

Review: 2-D platformer perfects storyline and gameplay

By | Feb 27, 2018

“Celeste” is a stellar, stylish and soothing game that succeeds in telling a pertinent story without succumbing to unearned truisms and clichés.