March 5, 2013 - 4:37pm
Review: The debut album by Trent Reznor's collaborative project 'How To Destroy Angels' is a flag planted in his new creative path.

As accomplished and groundbreaking as Trent Reznor has been while presiding over his industrial day-job Nine Inch Nails, there’s a startling irony to the fact that his most riveting work in recent years has been created while working completely outside that box.

December 12, 2012 - 2:51pm
Review: The ghost-hunting comedy hits all the right notes to make it an unlikely yuletide classic.

There comes a time when all the Christmas movies have been watched, and while it would be awesome to watch Scrooged for the fifth time, it might be nice to unearth a different film for a change of pace.

November 29, 2012 - 3:50pm
Review: Destiny USA's premiere gourmet Mexican restaurant's soft atmosphere, steamy entrees and sweet desserts will leave you satisfied.

Brand new to Syracuse’s neck of the woods is Cantina Laredo, the modern Mexican restaurant that opened in Destiny USA this July. Its menu is stock-full of dishes sure to revive taste buds craving authentic Mexican flavors.

October 27, 2012 - 12:02pm
Review: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Hocus Pocus" bring the girl power.

Joss Whedon’s 1992 teen flick Buffy the Vampire Slayer laid the ground work for his television show of the same name. The most popular girl in her high school, Buffy must move from vapid cheerleader to vampire hunter. In every age, one teenage girl is chosen to defend humanity from the vampires. When one slayer dies, the next is summoned.

October 26, 2012 - 7:11pm
Review: The South Korean vampire flick is gorgeous, gory and carnal.

Park Chan-Wook, the filmmaker almost singlehandedly responsible for exporting South Korea’s manic, audacious brand of cinema to the States, flirted with the horror aesthetic for almost a decade before he made Thirst.

October 12, 2012 - 2:46pm
Piterbarg's directorial debut is a tense, engaging exploration of identity.

From the black of the first frame, there is a hum as the patient reveal of buzzing honeybees culminates with the replacement of a hive queen. The placidity and the sound build an anxiety in this opening sequence that sets the tone for the film. Someone is going to get stung.

In Everybody Has a Plan first time director Ana Piterbarg creates an engaging, swampy-noir thriller that balances an unhurried pace with a quickly unraveling lie.

October 11, 2012 - 2:57pm
Review: Two Arts Journalism graduate students offer their take on the nihilistic meta-comedy.

The 2012-2013 Arts Journalism cohort had a chance to see a Toronto International Film Festival "Midnight Madness" screening of the latest violent comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh.

October 1, 2012 - 10:10pm
Review: The local café provides an endless menu of soups, salads, milkshakes, pizza and more.

September 30, 2012 - 11:11pm
Review: Creator Joe Blum's comedic webseries and the art inspired by it are greeted enthusiastically at a packed reception.

A packed house, techno beats, art and comedy filled Craft Chemistry on Saturday night for the artist reception of Howard Rights His Wrongs and 15 other local artists. Excited attendees from SU and the Syracuse community gathered to support creator, actor and writer Joe Blum in his reception for the webseries.

September 29, 2012 - 2:34am
Review: Haneke's Palme d'Or winning film successfully portrays the visceral and tragic sides of a husband's devotion.

Shocking and brutally honest is Michael Haneke’s new movie, Amour. Most of the film takes place in the Parisian apartment of an 80-year-old couple who has to face a hard situation: She suffered a stroke and the right side of her body was paralyzed.