Art School Confidential

November 14, 2006

Daniel Clowes made the successful transition from the comic book page to the big screen with an adaptation of his graphic novel Ghost World in 2000. It was an excellent example of all the right elements coming together at the right time. Clowes is back... 

The Aviator

November 18, 2005

For years, Martin Scorsese has been unfairly overlooked by the Academy Awards (GoodFellas losing out to Dances with Wolves?!). He is the perennial Hollywood outsider. In recent years, the veteran filmmaker seems to become aware of this slight and, like... 


April 21, 2003

Torque (2004) is the debut film of music video director Joseph Kahn. It’s no surprise that the entire film is shot like a music video—everyone looks perfect, everything looks beautiful and no shot lasts longer than five seconds. A film like this is...