Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Interview: Gimme the Loot Writer-director Adam Leon

Despite a title cribbed from Notorious B.I.G., writer-director Adam Leon’s first feature, Gimme the Loot, isn’t some dark, violent dive into the criminal underworld. Instead, the sure-footed film is a much lighter, but still honest urban adventure that follows two New York City graffiti artists on the streets of the Bronx. Malcolm and Sofia (newcomers […]

Oz the Great and Powerful: Mickey Mouse Owns Your Childhood

Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful is neither an unwatchable, awful film, nor is it anything that anyone not dragged to the theater by coat-tugging children has any need to see. I’m not a hard-core fan of the original Victor Fleming/Judy Garland film (though I certainly don’t dislike or disparage it), and I’ve never read […]

“While all the other arts were born naked, [film], the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.”

--Virginia Woolf