Movie Reviews by Sean I. Mills

‘Shadow in the Cloud’ is creative and enjoyable

Sunday, January 17
Remember that old “Twilight Zone” episode with the gremlin on the wing of the airplane? Or the old Bugs Bunny cartoon where he’s … Read More
Superhero — Gal Gadot in a scene from “Wonder Woman 1984.”

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ fails to impress

Sunday, January 10
The one big superhero blockbuster to arrive in 2020 ended up being the Wonder Woman sequel, and it wasn’t worth the wait. “Wonder … Read More
quality movie — The character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film “Soul.”

Film review: ‘Soul’ will be enjoyed by many

Sunday, January 3
There comes a time in ever movie reviewer’s career where he must set aside his own personal feelings and judge a movie on its … Read More
ON NETFLIX — Trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) in a scene from “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Boseman shines in final performance

Thursday, December 31, 2020
The tragic death of actor Chadwick Boseman took everyone by surprise this past summer, but he gave the world one last powerhouse … Read More
Broadway glam — Meryl Streep as Dee Dee Allen, and James Corden as Barry Glickman in a scene from “The Prom.”

‘The Prom’ a fun, colorful, bombastic musical

Sunday, December 20, 2020
It may not be a Christmas movie, but “The Prom” on Netflix is still a big, glorious and gay musical the whole family can enjoy … Read More
Isla Fisher as Mackenzie Walsh and Jillian Bell as Eleanor in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by K.C. Bailey. © 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

‘Godmothered’ an unremarkable but pleasant holiday film

Sunday, December 13, 2020
You can do a lot worse than Disney’s “Godmothered” if you’re looking for a family-friendly movie to watch this holiday season. … Read More
BEMOREWESTMO by Ron Klopfanstein

The curious case of Rose Grimaldi and Carolann Cardone

Sunday, January 17

Two days after the storming of the Capitol in Washington, Patrick Lohmann, a reporter for, wrote of political news closer to home — “700 votes were tossed in Oneida County. …

The Resilient People of 2020, fault lines, peacemakers, and changing the tone
Sunday, January 10

I hate to admit that it wasn’t until the fifth episode of the 17th season that I had ever seen an episode of the perennial ABC smash Grey’s Anatomy. I tuned in because a friend of mine from …

The Resilient People of 2020

Sunday, January 3

The things that knit us together

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Madison Bistro honored for decade of serving community

Sunday, January 17

WAMPSVILLE — The Madison Bistro has been in business for more than 10 years and has been recognized for its work by the New York State Assembly. “Nobody can do it alone. We have a terrific staff …

Celebrating Student Achievement

Mrs. Anderegg's Advanced Drawing & Painting Class

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Rome Free Academy students in Mrs. Anderegg’s Advanced Drawing & Painting recently completed a study of Environmental Portraits.  “An environmental portrait uses a person’s surroundings …


Using Medicare & You in 2021

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Each year I devote space in this column to a review of the annual publication Medicare and You. Before beginning this review, I want to quickly look back on the 2021 Medicare Open period. Like …