The Vermont Cynic

He Named Me Malala Review

Colin Kamphuis

October 28, 2015

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 Peac...

Alex G’s “Beach Music” Album Review

Izzy Schechter

October 25, 2015

  The ability of music to straddle the line between happiness and sadness is exemplified in “Beach Music,” a new release from electronic experimentalist Alexander Giannascoli, also known as Alex G. He cannot be confined by one single genre since he borrows from countless styles and echoes m...

Hell and Back review

Colin Kamphuis

October 25, 2015

Lovers of silly stoner comedies, your wait is over ; “Hell and Back” is here.   From the studio that brought us “Robot Chicken” comes the new stop-motion film aimed at high school to college-age guys.   Two underachieving friends travel to hell where they contend with demons, angels and even the devil to win ...

Focus of new film: finding ways to reuse

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2015

An environmental justice film premiered at Merrill’s Roxy theater this week. “REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet,” directed by  Alex Eaves, made its Burlington premier at the local theater Sept. 10. The screening was hosted by Eaves and the Peace and Justice Center. The Peace and...

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