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Jack Torpey

Jack Torpey '24 is an Arts and Culture Editor. 

Torpey is majoring in English and minoring in Film and Media Culture. A frequent producer of film reviews for the Reel Critic column, Torpey has used his time at The Campus to deepen his love of writing and meet fellow writers in the Middlebury community. He is a diehard Yankees fan and a staunch advocate of New York pizza, and when not at work, he can always be found watching a movie with his friends and family.


Arts & Culture

Reel Critic: “Thor: Love and Thunder”

Early in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film from writer-director Taika Waititi, a world-weary Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is meditating when his trance is broken by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. “Thor, we need your help ...

Top Gun: Maverick was released on May 27, 2022
Arts & Culture

Reel Critic: “Top Gun: Maverick”

Reel Critic is back for another year with more reviews of the latest Hirschfield hits, indie favorites and blockbuster classics making the rounds at Middlebury. Look for the weekly column in the Arts and Culture section to hear what The Campus’s film critics have to say about the films you’ve already ...

Arts & Culture

Reel Critic: “The Price of Safety”

I recently had the opportunity to attend a screening in Dana Auditorium of “The Price of Safety,” a documentary feature about racially biased policing in the nearby Vermont city of Vergennes. The film presents an account of how an otherwise tranquil community was thrust into upheaval by the question ...

Arts & Culture

Reel Critic: “The Batman”

Ten years on from “The Dark Knight Rises,” the stirring finale to the series that humanized Bruce Wayne and established a Batman for the modern world, director Matt Reeves and star Robert Pattinson have tried their hand at a new iteration of the tortured hero for the big screen. It’s a story of ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

007 Double Feature: Craig’s Emotional Farewell to Bond

“No Time to Die” is a big movie — big in budget, big in story and big in spectacle. But for the 25th film in the 007 series, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and featuring the last of five turns as James Bond for star Daniel Craig, nothing plays a larger role than the beating heart at its center: ...

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