Copper Bill – Movie Review

By Mark Ziobro “Copper Bill” is a crime caper, and the new independent film from Brett Bentman, the mind behind last year’s “90 Feet From Home;” and shows, once again, Bentman’s flare for painting Texas...

Zombieland: Double Tap

by Mark Ziobro With comical opening narration by Jesse Eisenberg and a violent, over-the-top zombie massacre scored by Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” Zombieland: Double Tap positions itself much the same way as its 2009 predecessor....

Movie Review – “Avengers: Endgame”

By Mark Ziobro “Avengers: Endgame” is an epic. It pays homage to the legions of Marvel films that came before it, packages and wraps up the morose happenings of “Avengers: Infinity War” in a way...

Washington D.C Utica Native Talks Higher Education

By Mark Ziobro  When individuals leave the Utica area, we seldom, if ever, hear of what accomplishments they may have achieved while calling an area other than Utica home. Several schools of higher education line...

The Mueller Report – Now What?

By Mark Ziobro For close to two years, Robert Mueller has spearheaded an investigation into the dealings of Russia and how, or if, they impacted the 2016 presidential campaign. Now that the report has been...

From the Editors Desk – The Stigma of Mental Health

By Mark Ziobro Our current perception of mental illness is making us sicker.  No, not sick in a way meant to explain physical illnesses, but in a way that digs into our brain and makes us...

Paris in New York

By Mark Ziobro Mohawk Valley residents know where to find art if they want to. Sculpture Space. The Tram. Munson Williams Proctor Art Museum. But who would have thought that one can find an authentic...

Film review: ‘Halloween’

By Mark Ziobro 0/4 stars The new horror feature directed by David Gordon Green is an homage to the dead soul of a film that remains - 40 years later - on a list of my...

Opinion – Bringing Back Empathy to Political Discourse

By Mark Ziobro I blame Facebook. Or maybe social media in general; I’m not sure. But somewhere along the way - and in a way magnified by the last 8 years or so - people have...

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...
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