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“The Witcher” proves not all adaptations are bad

“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...

Newest “Big Mouth” season answers the questions you’re afraid to ask

Newest “Big Mouth” season answers the questions you’re afraid to ask

Emma Shapera, Culture Columnist

October 20, 2019

I think it’s safe to say that getting older never stops being terrifying, but as college students we have maybe half our shit figured out.  Thankfully, your favorite animated middle school squad is back. Netflix’s original series “Big Mouth” is back to keep answering the questions we still might be too afraid to ask about sexuality and growing up.  “Big M...

The good, the bad and the “meh” of “Love, Death & Robots”

The good, the bad and the “meh” of “Love, Death & Robots”

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

October 17, 2019

There are not many corners of the entertainment industry where you can find intelligent yogurt, living piles of garbage, ancient hallucinogenic fish, cyborg gangs and a healthy dose of nihilism all wrapped up neatly into one series. However, in a recent short form, mostly animated series, Netflix ...

Prime Time Cats – Love don’t justify everything

Prime Time Cats – Love don’t justify everything

Corey Dew and Destiny Andrews

February 12, 2019

YOU!!!! YES YOU!!! Know you’d love to know more about One In Four. This week join Corey, Destiny, and a few special guests as they discuss the controversial show “YOU” and the organization One in Four. Prime Time Cats is a pop culture podcast from the Vermont Cynic created and produced by Core...

“Ballad of Buster Scruggs” displays creativity over cohesion

Keely Lyons, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019

In the opening scene of the Coen brothers’ newest film, a ragged and worn book titled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” lies centered on a nondescript wooden floor as Western guitars and horns play in the background. A wrinkled hand opens the cover as the names of some of Hollywood’s biggest hit...

Culture staff recommends: Netflix movies

Arts Staff

April 3, 2018

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.   “Ma...

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