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26Nov, 17

Favorite Comic Book Covers

In the wake of the most recent San Diego ComicCon (which I, sadly, didn’t go to), I’ve been reassessing my 35-year passion for comic books. As a collector, comic covers had a certain disproportionately high significance for me; cover don’t just hint at what’s inside, they can signify milestones. For a long time I knew EVERY comic book cover in my massive and ever-growing collection (I probably could get 90% right on a quiz to this day on books published before 2000). […]

19Nov, 17

What Inspires You, Part 13 – Barry Jenkins

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins gets to pillage the Criterion Collection's closet. Jenkins certainly is an intriguing filmmaker... his work is heavily influenced by non-American film artists (as well as Americans)... and that gives his work a certain type of visual, emotional, and cinematic grammaric edge that his African-American contemporaries. He strives for a style of cinema that reaches into the thoughts of the characters, their unspoken inner life more than trying to dazzle us with spoken language (the Tarantino and Sorkin camp). Foreign film is my palette cleanser, to be [...]

15Jul, 17

PROJECT MILAN – Upcoming Film Project

The three of us have been working on a little project that has the scope of being much bigger than we’re currently doing. But that’s the beauty of certain projects, you just go out and do them, and then you continue to build and build… then release a section of it — all the while knowing that you have more to unveil. “You don’t need permission to be a filmmaker” […]

14Jul, 17


At the DGA screening of Edgar Wright’s BABY DRIVER, Christopher Nolan (of BATMAN and INCEPTION fame) handled the exceptionally smart Q&A with the near-manic Wright. Nolan’s questions discussed the project’s genesis (some 20 years in the making) and the complex pre-production process, which was told with a certain amount of joie de vivre! Wright, as you’d expect, is a solid raconteur. Writer/director Edgar Wright   BABY DRIVER is a… charismatic… film; to categorize it, I’d say it’s an action musical (a musical thriller is a moniker I’ve seen, too). Wright [...]

14May, 17

WHAT INSPIRES YOU – Part 12 featuring Ben Wheatley

It's been a while since I've stumbled across these funny forays into the Criterion Collection's backroom. I'm not sure how the Criterion content editors select who they do (just like who can guess the criteria for films that get the "Criterion treatment." In this latest installment of the on-going seies, UK director Ben Wheatley gets to dig into the Blu-ray collection of the fabled closet. I haven't seen Wheatley's KILL LIST or HIGH RISE, but our cinematographer Shane Daly continues to champion KILL LIST for its unorthodox structure. It keeps rising up [...]

14May, 17

Behind The Scenes from BLOOM

Directing BLOOM in Atlanta Here are some production stills from the TV pilot sizzle we directed in March 2017. Directing has to be the most intense rush one can get in the entertainment world. You prepare for weeks, if not months, for a few lightning quick days. Days that are filled with joy, exasperation, and revelation. Setting marks during film of BLOOM Copyright © 2017 ShadowBoxer Cinema


Guillermo del Toro’s THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE available on Blu-ray

Del Toro is an intriguing study of a director, and I’m more impressed by his work after listening to Robert Rodriguez interview him.

THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE is my second favorite movie of his. It’s worth seeing because it was his come back film after MIMIC nearly destroyed him and his Hollywood career.