The Vermont Cynic

“Parasite” is not a typical horror film

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist November 25, 2019

The Kim family watches an intense thunderstorm light up the night sky as they get drunk inside the Park family mansion. Nobody knows they are there. That is, until the Parks show up.  Fast-paced wit,...

“Joker” evokes sympathy for the ultimate anti-hero

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist October 25, 2019

A roar of laughter erupts from a dimly lit comedy club. As the comedian sets up the next joke, one distinct high-pitched cackle inappropriately isolates itself from the crowd.  This sad and lonely...

Review: “The Lego Movie 2

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer March 9, 2019

Legos: everyone remembers spending time building with them in our childhood. That being said, I for one didn’t expect a movie based around these construction blocks to be any good. When the first...

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Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer December 1, 2018

Reese Green “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Another one Bites the Dust.” All of these song were sung by Queen, the iconic rock band lead by Freddie Mercury. One of their songs...

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist October 25, 2018

Meredith Rathburn The boogeyman is back. Four decades after the original slasher film was released, another “Halloween” has hit theaters. Written and directed by David Gordon Green, the film...

Gaga amazes in “A Star is Born”

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist October 19, 2018

If you don’t want to spend a Friday night catching another dull superhero flick, the new “A Star is Born” is the kind of the movie — at least for the first 2/3  — that one needs to see when...

“It” balances scares and laughs

Dahlia Maleh September 30, 2017

I have seen my fair share of scary movies, but the 2017 movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “It” had something beyond the typical jump scares. The movie follows a hilarious group of boys in...

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