‘The Zodiac Paradox,’ based on the hit TV series ‘Fringe,’ is quite the successful companion to the show that also works well on its own.
If ‘Side Effects’ is indeed Stephen Soderbergh’s final film (please, no!) he goes out in a predictably unpredictable manner. The auteur’s finale, like that of this film, comes well before its welcome is worn.
The biggest problems with Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ are what should have been its biggest strengths. What should be crescendos of sensory bombast equate more to pageantry without payoff.
‘Premium Rush’ satisfies itself by being a quick, jaunty interlude before moving onto more important matters – the kind of things that absolutely, positively have to be done as soon as possible.
Popular as the mashup ethos is, I wasn’t entirely surprised by the concept behind designer Butcher Billy’s new set of superhero-cum-rock star poster prints, but I have to say these are among the best mash-up art that I’ve seen as of late.
The half way point of the ‘Rebuild of Evangelion’ has managed to remain true to the spirit of original series while blazing its own path forward.
‘The Marriage Plot’ captures the intensity of emotion experienced by college graduates embarking upon the world, certain that what they have learned matters and that the decisions they make will echo through their lives.
Like ‘The Road,’ another technically non-horror film, there is an underlying sense of dread and foreboding here that’s far more sophisticated and true-to-life than most of what passes for horror these days.
On its own there is little to make Evangelion: 1.11 standout, either as an individual film or from the original shows, making it valuable solely for those willing to invest in the entire series.
In creating works of art, artists can often find themselves on quasi-mythical journeys of their own. For Raoul Dyssell and William “Sonny” Sonbuchner, co-directors of the independent film Amiss, the struggle to get their film made in some ways follows the trajectory of the Hero’s Journey.
As with A Tribe Called Quest’s music, the film’s audience is undoubtedly limited, but those who listen will be enlightened while those who don’t will miss out.
For fans of comic culture in general and Morrison’s penchant for psychedelic mysticism in particular, Supergods is a fitting addition to your book collection.