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Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Allie O'Connor, Culture Columnist

April 27, 2018

Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

My ears were ringing the moment the credits rolled, a distant hum that stayed with me as I caught the ...

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

April 19, 2018

Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

If you enjoy feminist perspectives and John Cena butt chugging beer, “Blockers” might be the fil...

Culture staff recommends: Netflix movies

Arts Staff

April 3, 2018

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Reviews

Did you forget to grab a free movie ticket this week? Don’t want to make the trek down the hill to the Roxy? Culture staff writers have you covered with five Netflix movies you can watch from the comfort of your own bed. Check the culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Marie Antoinette” Hunter...

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

March 20, 2018

There’s fashion, sex, espionage and violence, but not even Jennifer Lawrence can make this bloated ...

Showing gratitude to a legendary ski filmmaker

Bridget Higdon, Arts Editor

February 14, 2018

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

I was 6 years old when I took my first ski lesson, and since then, you can always find me doing the snow dance. I was heartily saddened two weeks ago when I read about the death of prolific ski filmmaker Warren Miller.  I grew up watching many of his films with my family every winter. Miller died in his home Jan. 24...

“Phantom Thread” enchants and surprises

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 8, 2018

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Silk, lace, muslin, taffeta, chiffon and satin. In every instant of “Phantom Thread,” fashion pours out of the frame and couture overwhelms the eye with bold elegance. There are sleeves, crisp collars, bow ties, trimming, devilish coats and dress trains trailing behind. Fabric, and the bodies that give it shape en...

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

January 31, 2018

I am stumbling out of a movie theater, turning a line of dialogue from the film I’ve just seen aroun...

Local festival tackles social issues with film

Sarah Robinson

October 18, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Burlington will once again be home to “the world’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival,” according to its website. The 32nd annual Vermont International Film Festival runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 29. “I think that part of the purpose of the film festival is to open people’s minds and make them informed,”...

Physicists find new way of seeing atoms

Physicists find new way of seeing atoms

April 21, 2016

A UVM physicist has found a new way to see atoms in industrial materials using X-rays.   The...

Artist interprets America

Artist interprets America

March 31, 2016

Art is often up for interpretation, evoking ideas unbounded in space or time. Erik Hougen, a young arti...

He Named Me Malala Review

Colin Kamphuis

October 28, 2015

Filed under Arts, Reviews

From distinguished director Phillip Davis Guggenheim comes the film “He Named Me Malala,” the story of a young Pakistani girl attacked by Taliban fighters for seeking an education.   The documentary details the life and family of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. The movie obje...

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