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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 [...]

5Mar, 15

1982 Cannes Interviews with Fassbinder and Herzog

The quest for individual cinema... R.W. Fassbinder and Werner Herzog discuss the future of cinema... from back in 1982! http://youtu.be/AvQgXh-Tjs8 These two argue that TV is a great threat to cinema and its ability to express ideas [visually], and that cinema exists when it's designed and created by an individual who has a singular vision/voice... which is the complete antithesis of TV -- regardless of current rise of the showrunner -- outside of a few projects like TRUE DETECTIVE and arguably THE KNICK, TV is storytelling by committee... and it always [...]

14Jan, 15

DUSTED – Evolution of a Comic Book Cover

Here's the concept sketch and the the final verison of the comic book cover for the premier issue of DUSTED. Dusted is going to be equal parts depravity and sexy; it's about the sinners in a plutocratic future world. A world right before dystopia takes over society.


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.