I want to start writing more again even though I’m squished (happily) between writing and drawing a monthly comic series and working on a graphic novel. Even though blogs are kind of dead, this place is still semi-appealing in its quietness. Here’s a couple write-ups of mine that were posted on TCJ recently.
More soon hopefully!
Wrote about a few movies from last year that left a strong impression on me.
Continue reading “Favorites of 2015”
I wrote about this movie sometime last year and then forgot I wrote anything. I really liked this movie but I’m not sure about these thoughts anymore. I don’t know if I engage with it like this now but I might as well share.
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is a Chadian filmmaker, born 1960 in Abéché, Chad. He studied cinema in Paris, journalism in Bordeaux and began making films in his home country in 1995. One of Haroun’s goals as a filmmaker is to share intimate portraits of his little known homeland, a crucial mission that if abandoned only leaves, as Haroun says, “a colonization by images.”
Continue reading “Notes: Daratt dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun”
A small list of films that I consider formative. This list was written last year and so my favorites have shifted but I still find these movies important and they still resonate with different aspects of me in a powerful way.
Continue reading “Notes: Personal Film Canon”
Horror works when it upsets the boundary between life and death, the mundane and sublime.
Continue reading “Out of Skin by Emily Carrol”
Care is the collected form of a three-part back up comic that ran in Prophet #34-#36 made by Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward. It tells the story of a society founded on an alien planet whose wellbeing depends on the health of a massive living organism that controls their civilizations atmosphere and ecosystem. Continue reading “CARE by Matt Sheean & Malachi Ward”
Martha: Truth or illusion, George; you don’t know the difference.
George: No, but we must carry on as though we did.
– Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?
Traffic lights, all red. Chance obstacles. A cop car blaring its sirens as it cuts diagonally across the screen under a bleak dawn sky.
Continue reading “Notes: The Terrorizers dir. Edward Yang”