Creating Rem Lezar

Loving bad movies ironically is a national pastime worthy of academic study. Why do we do it? Is it the same impulse that gets us to rubberneck when driving past a horrible car accident? Are we taking delight in someone's artistic shortcomings, or are we celebrating the power of the human spirit- the fact that … Continue reading Creating Rem Lezar

Pink Floyd: The Wall

It's true- the world's greatest (and most famous) rock musical does not exist in our ethereal world of movie streaming, which is a ridiculous shame and perfect example of how our current brand of capitalism fails the public on so many levels. Politics aside, Alan Parker's film adaptation of Pink Floyd's seminal album has lost … Continue reading Pink Floyd: The Wall

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)