If you're going to make a film about giant robots, then this is how to do it - pay attention, Michael Bay. Guillermo del Toro's two hour love letter to Japanese kaiju and mecha movies is monster … more
Proof that the law of diminishing returns doesn't always apply, the third film in the Iron Man series is the best of the bunch. Indeed, I would go as far as to say that this is one of the best Marvel … more
An unsettling, allegorical tale of adolescence and mutation in the 1970s. Part coming of age drama, part Cronenbergian body horror. Burns' superb writing and bold black and white artwork make this a highly … more
posted a Quick Tip about Blankets.
December 05, 2011
I adored this book, masterfully written and drawn by Craig Thompson. If you enjoy the work of Spiegelman, Clowes, Pekar and Sacco, you'll love this. Touching, funny, poignant and poetic, "Blankets" is … more
posted a Quick Tip about Palestine.
January 20, 2011
The Palestinian / Israeli conflict is perhaps not the easiest of topics to convey through the comic book medium, but Joe Sacco does a startlingly good job of it. His raw, reportage style has a real immediacy … more
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward serve up another slice of Phil Spector-esque, summertime pop and country-tinged wistfulness. This is a very nostalgic sounding record that evokes classic 60s and 70s, singer/songwriter … more
posted a Quick Tip about Fables.
September 30, 2010
I confess to being a bit late getting around to reading this comic book series, but I'm certainly glad I did. The concept is inspired and Willingham's writing is sharp. The art is solid and well detailed, … more
This is a wonderful documentary (or rock-umentary) film. Begins as a hilariously funny, non-fiction "This is Spinal Tap", but becomes a genuinely touching story of unfulfilled dreams, undying ambition, … more