Category Archives: Movies

‘Fargo’: From film to small screen, adaptation finds its own way

By Gordon Dritschilo  |  Culture Correspondent. I was looking for excuses to not like “Fargo.” At first, it gave me plenty, but then it slowly won me over. I had…

Classic film festival is back again in Brandon

By Bruce Edwards  |  Correspondent For movie buffs of the silent film era, the Brandon Town Hall is bringing back a number of classic flicks each month through October. The…

Jacqueline Bisset to Star in Jay Craven Film

Staff Report Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College will partner this spring to produce Jay Craven’s new feature film “Peter and John,” an 1872 period drama based on the groundbreaking…

Off Course: Divergent’s strong female storyline (mostly) overcomes big gaps

By GORDON DRITSCHILO  |  Culture Correspondent If I was 14 years old and had never seen “The Breakfast Club,” I imagine I would think “Divergent” was the deepest movie ever….

MOVIE REVIEW: Muppets: To laugh or not to laugh — that’s the question

By GORDON DRITSCHILO  |  Entertainment Correspondent I approached “Muppets Most Wanted” with a certain amount of dread. The various online shorts that of popped up in the last few years…

Block heads: ‘The Lego Movie’ builds a better kids’ film

By GORDON DRITSCHILO CULTURE CORRESPONDENT “The Lego Movie” Rated: PG Directed by: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller  Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks You wouldn’t be reading…

‘The Hungry Heart’: A new film examines youth drug abuse in Vermont

By KEVIN O’CONNOR CORRESPONDENT Vermont pediatrician Fred Holmes remembers his first glimmer of recognition that at least 100 of his child patients had grown into teenagers and 20-somethings addicted to…

Heroic deeds: ‘Kick-Ass 2’ delivers on action

By GORDON DRITSCHILO CULTURE CORRESPONDENT “KICK-ASS 2” Directed by: Jeff Wadlow Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Rated: R “Kick-Ass 2” is a much smarter movie than you…

This ain’t no bull… It’s Cow Power (The Film)

By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG CORRESPONDENT Driving by a field freshly covered in manure has the ability to make my eyes water. But, as a mother of two kids who still…

Jest Western: ‘Lone Ranger’ succeeds when it goes for laughs

By GORDON DRITSCHILO CULTURE CORRESPONDENT The Lone Ranger Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer Directed by: Gore Verbinsky Rated: PG-13 The key to enjoying “The Lone Ranger” is to go in understanding…