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The Vermont Cynic

‘The Accountant’ doesn’t add up despite great cast

Colin Kamphuis

October 27, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Perhaps an attempt to reimagine the story of the awkward genius in “Good Will Hunting,” “The Accountant” presents its own oddball math whiz, but falls soundly into the mediocre category. Ben Affleck takes on role s...

Solange sets the table: take a seat

October 25, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

How often does a genuinely personal, political and narrative album come along? It takes a truly talented artist to compose a record that gives the listener a feeling of actual dialogue–a coherent communication of life, strug...

Marvel’s new hero fights social issues

October 14, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Reviews

So you’ve finally moved off campus and you’re broke as hell. Why waste non-existent disposable income when you can stay in, just you and an obscene amount of television? My recommendation: binge-watching is free, so spend the night ge...

‘Snowden’ fails to live up to the drama

Colin Kamphuis

October 13, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Despite featuring some of the fresher names in the film world, “Snowden” is a tired rehashing of an old formula. The film was directed by Oliver Stone and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. “Snowden” ...

Film renews typical trope

Film renews typical trope

September 28, 2016

Indie rock band perfects act

Indie rock band perfects act

September 23, 2016

Comedy and controversy mingle in ‘Sausage Party’

Colin Kamphuis

September 8, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Childish humor, drugs and sex make “Sausage Party” a typical irreverent comedy. Seth Rogen’s depraved animation, “Sausage Party,” tells the story of anthropomorphic food in a grocery store. The groceries consider s...

Indie rock band discusses how to be human

September 4, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

An indie quartet from Oxford, England has succeeded in creating an album that transforms somber and banal life experiences into groovy, harmonious songs. Glass Animals’ second album, “How to be a Human Being,” is a conce...

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