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20Sep, 15

Behind the Scenes – Architects of Crime, Part 2

As we prepare our press kit for the Sundance Film Festival submission, we had a chance to review the behind the scenes stills (you forget these things in the midst of post). It's only in the behind the scenes photos do the technicians and crafts people get a chance to be "seen". Yet every filmmaker knows the Fitzcaraldo-esque journey that you embark on each time you walk on to the set is team effort. Lining up the shot for Ana to scale the side of a wall! Copyright © 2015, ShadowBoxer [...]

2Aug, 15

WHAT INSPIRES YOU – Part 11 featuring Nicolas Winding Refn

So l'enfant terrible Nicolas Winding Refn gets invited to the Criterion Collection. I find Refn's work hit-or-miss, but if it's one thing it is consistently intriguing... DRIVE sort of elevated his stature in Hollywood, and unfortunately ONLY GOD FORGIVES dinged him. However, a film like BRONSON is where he gets to shine and dazzle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMfI1AVAF_8 His selections in the Criterion Collection closet are curious... it seems that most modern day auteurs bow down to Tarkovsky, and a lot of people yearn to see more Alex Cox (REPO MAN is delish). I was a little [...]

6Jun, 15

What Inspires You, Part 10

You know I was somewhat trepidatious when I saw the first Marvel Studio's ANT-MAN trailer, but after seeing the latest one it looks like this film might be more interesting that people seem to be giving it credit. Of course, it's stuck in the standard world, whereas what makes Ant-Man, The Atom, Yellowjacket and The Wasp interesting is when they shrink to molecular size and shunt into Anyway, since ANT-MAN is an upcoming film, I thought it might be interesting to see what films Edgar Wright slips into his bag when [...]

17Apr, 15

The latest Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer

So J.J. Abrams and company release this: https://youtu.be/EPkZpwoIWYc I have to say… I’m excited to see Star Wars The Force Awakens (and I’m usually not excited to see films this far in advance and this deep into a franchise). The characterizations appear fresh within what had become sort of a stale universe. […]

28Mar, 15

The 4-Color Process: Controversial Batgirl 41 Cover

Comic artist Rafael Albuquerque created a BATGIRL variant comic cover for issue 41 of the DC Comics’ series. Said cover, when previewed for pre-orders, stirred up a maelstrom of controversy; social media was raisin’ hell… as they say. Batgirl #41 Joker varient © 2015 DC Comics The comic book cover in question is part of the 75th anniversary of the Joker (is he really that old). Its imagery is perhaps sexualized and it most certainly hints at violence toward Batgirl (the blood smeared Joker smile… that’s [...]

FILM OF THE WEEK

SPIELBERG, the HBO documentary.