INTERVIEW: Shooting the shit with Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale may be the most prolific writer you haven’t heard of. Champion Joe (as his fans call him) has written everything from novels (The Drive-In), short stories (Bubba-Ho-Tep), screenplays (the animated Son of Batman film) and comic books  (DC/Vertigo’s Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo).   Lansdale even dipped his pen into a few episodes […]

Gravity Review **SPOILER FREE**

Gravity, the first feature film by the endlessly talented Alfonso Cuarón since his fantastic Children of Men (2006), is a dazzling display of directorial and cinematographic prowess on par with every scientifically influenced film this side of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. James Cameron has gone as far as to say that it’s “the […]

FILM REVIEW: Prisoners

There is a strange scene early in Prisoners, the English-language debut of French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (whose Oscar-nominated 2010 film Incendies was as shocking as it was heartbreaking): a close, static shot of a tree trunk. The scene’s presence is functionally unnecessary, considering the film’s 153-minute running time, and it adds zilch developmentally. Yet […]