Nothing Lasts Forever

Saturday Night Live, for all of the hours of comedy it has given Americans since the 1970's, has very little to show for itself beyond overdone sketches with one-note jokes belabored to death by rotating casts of "up and coming" comics who may or may not go on to have big careers. But one thing … Continue reading Nothing Lasts Forever

I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing

Patricia Rozema is not a household name, and she's made an odd smattering of films, including one for the American Girl series... and yet she's been a fiercely independent filmmaker in every sense of the word since the 1980's, the decade she first wrote, directed, edited, and produced her debut, I've Heard the Mermaids Singing. … Continue reading I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing

Hoshikuzu Kyôdai No Densetsu (The Legend of the Stardust Brothers)

So, Osamu Tezuka is basically the godfather of modern manga, and arguably the greatest manga artists in history. I mean, his comics- from Astroboy to Buddha- are brilliant and influential. His storytelling techniques have been copied a million times over by pretty much everyone else, and he could pretty much do anything he wanted and … Continue reading Hoshikuzu Kyôdai No Densetsu (The Legend of the Stardust Brothers)