Tuesday, October 27 2009
Not a single shot in Private Century is original to Sikl or his collaborators. This is a profound illustration of the significance of editing to the nature of film as an art and craft.
Monday, October 12 2009
Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.
Tuesday, September 29 2009
Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.
Monday, September 28 2009
Vos is back at her easel after a few years of hiatus. “When I use oils I am building, when I paint with acrylic I am free,” she says.
Thursday, September 17 2009
Not all comic book adaptations are created equal, especially not when comparing our own imaginings with what actually happens when books are moved from print to screen.
Friday, September 4 2009
Tuesday, September 1 2009
Monday, August 31 2009
Director Michael Jacobs resists simplifying his subject, leaving viewers to come to their own conclusions about pastor Richard Gazowky, who he is, and why he wants to make his movie.
Monday, August 10 2009
For Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, as with most creators during the boom years of the early '40s, comics were as much about earning a paycheck as they were about creative expression.
Friday, July 24 2009
An examination of Claire's portraiture in Six Feet Under.