Padre Pio Patron Saint of Utica?

By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood So, 2017 City of Utica records indicates that crime is down substantially in our city. It was reported that there was a double-digit reduction in nearly every crime category when compared to...

At the Movies–“Nacho Libre”

  by Mark Ziobro I was shocked to learn that “Nacho Libre,” the tempered and anticlimactic comedy starring Jack Black was actually loosely based on true events, the tribulations of Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez, a Mexican Catholic...

Movie Review – Chappaquiddick

By Mark Ziobro As someone born in 1979 -16 years after the assassination of JFK and 10 years after Ted Kennedy left the scene of an accident in Martha’s Vineyard that resulted in Mary Jo...

Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom

By Mark Ziobro “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is more connected to its source material and a sense of morals than its predecessor, and that alone may be enough to make up for what is becoming...

Movie Review – ‘The Nun’

By Matt DeCristo James Wan’s 2018 horror movie “The Nun” is proof that the further one wanders from the original story (in this case “The Conjuring”) the more diluted the finished product becomes. “The Nun” is...

Movie Review – Mr. Nobody

Reviews By Mark Ziobro It often takes directors without anything to prove to make a statement. We’ve seen this with films written and directed by the same person, such as the late Bill Paxton’s excellent...

Movie Review – John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

By Mark Ziobro “John Wick: Chapter 3” is violent as hell. Sure, it’s antecedent, para bellum, derived from the Latin for “prepare for war,” should have you believe nothing less. It’s also a cinematographer’s and...

The Black Panther- A Review

By Mark Ziobro Just in time to set the stage for the May 2018 release of “Avengers: Infinity War” comes the long-awaited “Black Panther,” Marvel’s comic book adaptation of King T’Chaka/Black Panther, a hidden, technologically...

Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

By Matt DeCristo “Bohemian Rhapsody” takes us back to the genesis of British rock music, exploring the formation of the band ‘Queen’ and its legendary lead singer, Freddie Mercury. I went in knowing a handful of...

Star Wars Episode VIII : The Last Jedi-A Review by Mark Ziobro

  “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” arrives, with mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. I write this knowing full well that I am both a critic and a fan of the “Star Wars” universe,...
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