Lois Lane — Comics For All

Publisher: DC Publication Dates: March-April 1958 – September-October 1974 Number of Issues Published: 137 (#1 – #137) Color: color Dimensions: standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US Paper Stock: glossy cover, newsprint interior Binding: saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104) Publishing Format: was ongoing series Publication Type: magazine Feature continues in The Superman Family […]… Continue reading Lois Lane — Comics For All

Deirdre McLoughlin – ceramic sculptor — Sonnets and Dirty Dishes

With work in permanent collections all over the world and a steady stream of solo and group shows internationally since 1974, Deirdre McLoughlin’s art is instantly recognisable. Working almost exclusively with ceramics using a traditional coiling method, Deirdre’s sculptures seem to embody both unapologetic strength and a sort of tenderness of form. via Deirdre McLoughlin –… Continue reading Deirdre McLoughlin – ceramic sculptor — Sonnets and Dirty Dishes

Weekly Virtual Film Festival

via Weekly Virtual Film Festival     WATCH Tonight: Tuesday July 7th. 8pm EST (5pm on the West Coast.). Virtual Film Festival, Sponsored by Yonge/Dundas Square. Featuring the BEST DRAMA & EXPERIMENTAL Shorts from around the world today: LINEUP OF FILMS: FIRST ACT PROGRAM PLAY, 13min., Poland, Drama Directed by Piotr Sulkowski A man consumed by… Continue reading Weekly Virtual Film Festival

Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” (2017) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

First, a bit of personal sentiment if you’ll indulge me. I try not to editorialize too much or insert myself into these essays— after all, that’s what my original film work is for. That said, I can’t help but express an appreciation for this harmonious coincidence of a new essay on director Sofia Coppola with […]… Continue reading Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” (2017) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Kelly Reichardt’s “Night Moves” (2013) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Notable Festivals: Venice, Deauville (Grand Prix) The state of Oregon boasts a long and proud history of eco-activism, be it as simple as routine composting and recycling at the individual level or as sweeping as governmental efforts aimed at preserving our natural resources. The beauty of nature knows no politics; our lush forests and bubbling […]… Continue reading Kelly Reichardt’s “Night Moves” (2013) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women” (2016) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Notable Festivals: Sundance Inducted into the Criterion Collection: 2017 As an ideological or sociological construct, The West looms large over the American psyche. Far more than a physical, geographical region, it has come to represent a state of being that embodies our foundational values: freedom, fortitude, and persistence. Ever since the film industry dropped into […]… Continue reading Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women” (2016) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Sofia Coppola — Part 1: “Teen Spirit” — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

TEEN SPIRIT is the first chapter of THE DIRECTORS SERIES’ examination into the films and career of director Sofia Coppola, covering her early music videos and short, LICK THE STAR (1998) and her breakout debut feature, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999). via Sofia Coppola — Part 1: “Teen Spirit” — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” (2017) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Notable Festivals: Venice One of the lesser-talked about aspects of pursuing a career in filmmaking is the loss of that visceral or “magic” sensation that made us fall in love with the medium in the first place. The ability to passively sit back and let ourselves get swept up in the story becomes hampered by […]… Continue reading Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” (2017) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Sofia Coppola– Part II: “Captive Hearts” — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

CAPTIVE HEARTS is the second chapter of THE DIRECTORS SERIES’ examination into the films and career of director Sofia Coppola, covering her twin portraits of melancholy in isolation, LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) and MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006). via Sofia Coppola– Part II: “Captive Hearts” — THE DIRECTORS SERIES