Film posts

Milton, You’re a Genius!

Posted by on July 25th, 2010 at 9:35 AM
Pointless 4: My smartest friend; actual titles; Sally Kellerman recites Joyce

Crumb: Beauty and Failure

Posted by on July 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Check out the man with the mouse behind Robert Crumb.

©1996 Robert Crumb.

Now at CAM: Spotlight on Nina Paley

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Latest show up at the Cartoon Art Museum: Before Sita Sang the Blues: Spotlight on Nina Paley.  The museum is also cohosting a benefit screening of Paley’s one-woman animated feature Sita Sings the Blues with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Does Race Count in Anime/Live-Action Casting?

Posted by on April 6th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Do you care if the lead in a Hollywood remake of anime is actually Asian?
What races are these drawings?

Real Horrorshow

Posted by on March 15th, 2010 at 2:23 AM

I saw Stanley Kubrick’s movie of A Clockwork Orange again recently, and it brought to mind some thoughts while not specifically germane to comics are germane to morally ambiguous entertainment, which comics tend to be.  (I’m assuming you’ve all seen

Like a Mechanical Bird: The Peculiar Stoicism of David Wayne (Part Two of Two)

Posted by on March 3rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Besides Joseph Losey, one filmmaker, to my knowledge, provided David Wayne’s talents and presence with fully ample and honorable space: star stature. Previously: Part One.

Like a Mechanical Bird: The Peculiar Stoicism of David Wayne (Part One of Two)

Posted by on March 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
An appreciation of character actor David Wayne.

Lucky Jim: Very Good, Eddie

Posted by on February 12th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Preston Sturges’s Diamond Jim the corpulent life and gastronomic loves of 19th-century entrepreneur and (as here depicted by Edward Arnold) zealous chowhound, James Brady — is (as directed by Edward Sutherland, from Sturges’ screenplay) a cheerfully sensual

Well, I Went and Saw Avatar

Posted by on February 5th, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Took me out of myself for a couple of hours.

Which “End” is Up?: Some Reconsiderations of Calder Willingham’s End as a Man

Posted by on February 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Phelps critiques the book and the subsequent stage and film adaptations.


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