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September 26, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Spotlight on films, TV, books and music by Black creators

The backbone of the Life & Culture section at The Ithacan is pop culture — and, by extension, Black culture that has influenced pop culture.

College-educated Youtubers share film knowledge with cinephiles

By | Aug 20, 2020

People love movies, and they love to explore what makes their favorite films tick.

Video essays give a voice to all film fans

By | Jun 25, 2020

Using energetic voice-overs and editing that pops, a video essay effortlessly takes someone through every step of an argument.

Trivia night at Kilpatrick’s encourages friendly competition

By , | Feb 20, 2020

From left, Alice Letchford and Peter Finocchiaro participate in Trivia Night With Geeks Who Drink. The trivia night happens weekly at Kilpatrick’s Publick House.

Review: Brash humor drives forgettable British film

By | Feb 9, 2020

“The Gentleman,” directed by Guy Ritchie, un unabashedly British in its humor.

Review: Movies from the winter season

“Marriage Story,” “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker,” “Little Women” and “Cats” were statement films this winter season.

Review: Sharp performances bring edge to film

By | Dec 10, 2019

Which celebrity killed Christopher Plummer in “Knives Out”?

Review: Satiric film shines through bizarre comedy

By | Dec 3, 2019

Coming off the success of “Thor: Ragnarok,” writer, director and actor Taika Waititi returns to his off-beat style of comedy in “Jojo Rabbit.” Set in 1945 Germany, the film follows a young boy named Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) as he begins his journey as a member of the Hitler Youth.

Review: Horror film sheds a light on unsettling story

By | Oct 30, 2019

Grotesque but beautiful, Robert Eggers’ latest film is a focused character study that showcases Eggers’ bizarre mind.

Review: Fleshed-out characters revive cult classic

By | Oct 29, 2019

Rule No. 32: Enjoy the little things.

Review: Sci-fi film wanes into weariness and boredom

By | Oct 1, 2019

Director James Gray delivers a visionary look into the future with his new film, “Ad Astra,” starring Brad Pitt.

Review: Superhero movie has electric beginning

By | Apr 18, 2019

With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury, “Shazam!” is one of DC’s best big screen adaptations in the past six years.