The Vermont Cynic

“The Witcher” proves not all adaptations are bad

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

March 5, 2020

Despite the amount of streaming services we have at our disposal, it can be hard to avoid one controversial topic: book to screen adaptations. Every adaptation of a classic is held to an incredibly high standard, and no matter its success, inevitably you hear the same old turn of phrase from an a...

Scorsese’s most recent film doesn’t live up to the hype

Scorsese's most recent film doesn't live up to the hype

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist

February 7, 2020

Even with all of the Oscar acclaim for Martin Scorsese’s historically-based three-and-a-half-hour drama, “The Irishman,” disappoints despite its all-star cast and iconic director.  Released on Netflix and in select theaters, the film depicts the life of Frank Sheeran, played by Robert DeNiro, a...

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Gabby Felitto

October 5, 2019

Movies like “Exorcist II: The Heretic,” “The Hangover Part Three” and every other “Friday the 13th” have forever given sequels a bad reputation. Many sequels are all about the money because they bring big business, even though they’re usually disappointing. Movie studios usually assume that “b...

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

I want to preface this column by saying I adore superhero movies. I guess you could say I “Marvel” at the sight of them. Everything about them entices me – the sound design, the fantastical plots, the deep narratives and the wide array of characters. That being said, I walked out of “T...

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