Category Archives: Culture

Summer reunion: ‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ might be feeling its age

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Sixteen years after its debut, “Wet Hot American Summer” remains one of the best cult comedies ever made. The film — the brainchild of sketch comedy…

Ladies’ fight: ‘GLOW’ is a little-known story worth telling

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent I’ve never been a fan of professional wrestling. It’s always struck me as a somewhat silly and low-brow form of entertainment. It’s precisely that attitude the…

Experience the locals: Vt musicians recreate U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’

Jim Sabataso THE ARTS Since its inception in 2015, the 802 Music Vermont Showcase has shined a spotlight on area musicians, bringing acts like Waylon Speed, Jatoba, Bow Thayer and…

Winter has come: ‘Game of Thrones’ kicks off its penultimate season

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent With just over a dozen of episodes left spread across two truncated seasons, “Game of Thrones” has a lot of ground to cover — both figuratively…

Spectacular: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is the Spider-Man movie we’ve been waiting for

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent We’re knee-deep in summer blockbuster season so it seems only fitting that Hollywood has unleashed yet another Spider-Man film. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” marks the third reboot of…

Some pig: ‘Okja’ is food for thought

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent While Netflix has secured its reputation as a powerhouse of original TV programming, it hasn’t offered up much in the way of feature-length films. The streaming…

An American story: Hasan Minhaj gets personal in ‘Homecoming King’

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent The glut of new standup specials on Netflix right now makes it difficult to single out just one for review. However, Hasan Minhaj’s “Homecoming King” easily…

Déjà vu: After four seasons, ‘Silicon Valley’ is stuck in a rut

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent “Silicon Valley” concluded its fourth season in a familiar place: after another run of successes and setbacks, the Pied Piper team has once again found themselves…

Tuna-in: ‘Oh, Hello’ comes to Netflix

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent It’s not often that a basic cable comedy sketch finds its way to Broadway. In fact, I’m not sure it’s ever happened before. But that’s what…

Home run: ‘Brockmire’ finds humor in specificity

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When you’re a cord-cutter like me who depends on streaming services and borrowed passwords to stay current with television, some shows inevitably slip past you. Some…