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: ‘Broken Ceiling’

By Mark Ziobro 3/4 stars Written and directed by Adam Davis, “Broken Ceiling” examines the corporate hierarchy, albeit in a fantastical way. It revolves around a tyrant of a boss and three less than willing employees...

Movie Review: Stephen King’s “IT”

By: Matt DeCristo Stephen King’s 1986 novel ‘IT‘ is widely considered one of  the scariest books ever written, both for it's grisly premise of an ambiguous evil entity that resides in the sewers of a small...

At the movies: ‘Free Solo’

By Mark Ziobro 4/4 stars Alex Honnold is a free soloist. To those who don’t know what that means, it’s mountain climbing without a rope. For the documentary “Free Solo,” the subject of Alex’s climb is...

Movie review: Coffee and a Donut

By Mark Ziobro Cary Patrick Martin writes and directs this short comedy about the trials and tribulations of language when an immigrant who speaks little to no English attempts to order breakfast at the local...

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,...

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...

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...

Movie Review – ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

By Mark Ziobro Dan Gilroy, the director who brought us the powerful “Nightcrawler” in 2014, releases another introspective drama here with “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” The film, which opens with a lawyer narrating why he...

Movie Review: ‘Us’

By Matt DeCristo “Us” is the second movie crafted by rising filmmaker Jordan Peele, and immediately joins last year’s “A Quiet Place” as one of the better horror titles of the decade. Like its predecessor “Get...
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