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Friday, September 6 2013

Family Guy’s Sunday Services

Whereas The Simpsons makes an effort to balance its religious satire with pro-spiritual representations, Family Guy largely regards organized faith as wholly corrupt and its believers as dupes and dopes.


Sunday, June 23 2013

Is ‘The Simpsons’ TV’s Most Sacred Show?

The Simpsons has always taken topical roads less traveled and nowhere is this more apparent than in its regular engagement of personal, institutional, and social issues surrounding religion.


Wednesday, August 1 2012

‘American Pop’... Matters: Ron Thompson, the Illustrated Man Unsung

More than just a rock performance piece, American Pop is an engrossing drama with a pathos that burns through the animation cells in certain scenes even to this day.


Tuesday, September 27 2011

The 10 Greatest Disney Animated Films of All Time

With the 3D Lion King currently the number one movie in America, it's time to look back at the 10 greatest films in the history of the House of Mouse.


Thursday, October 14 2010

‘Howl: A Graphic Novel’ Wails Brilliantly Into the 21st Century

Eric Drooker expands his artistic interpretation of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl", as featured in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's feature film of the same name, resulting in an inspired graphic interpretation of the influential poem


Sunday, July 18 2010

It’s Stop-Motion Brilliance From the Low Countries In ‘A Town Called Panic’

There's never an attempt to mask nor rationalize the absurdity of this story. Rather, it's a world that's almost infinitely open and flexible, and that operates on its own logic.


Tuesday, June 29 2010

Peanuts 1970s Collection, Volumes 1 & 2: Good Grief!

Much of the Peanuts humor stems from the children behaving as adults, which reminds us that Charles Schulz did not write with kids in mind (he hated the publisher-chosen name “Peanuts” and thought it demeaning).


Wednesday, June 2 2010

Pixel - A Pixel Art Documentary


Sunday, January 10 2010

Sita Sings the Blues

This is a beautiful and vibrant film that should be seen as much for its own merits as for what it represents in ongoing struggles over the copyright system.


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