Tag Archives: special effects

“Pacific Rim”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Pacific Rim” comes across as a dream project for director Guillermo del Toro, his chance to blow his geek-visionary load while fireworks explode on the soundtrack. The concept is suitably awesome: giant robots battle giant monsters in an apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Overlooked Oeuvres: Winsor McCay (1867-1934)

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Winsor McCay strikes me as an underappreciated artist. Oh, he’s pretty well kown for his comic strips, all-time classics like “Little Nemo” and “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.” But as a maker of movies he’s often dismissed as … Continue reading

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Not Quite Up To Par

Sax von Stroheim writes: Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed, 1940) This isn’t a bad movie, but it suffers a bit because it isn’t a great movie, either, and it brings to mind too many other movies that are great … Continue reading

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Joe Dante

Sax von Stroheim writes: I enjoyed reading this recent interview with Joe Dante (the auteur of Piranha, Gremlins, and the great, under-appreciated William Castle tribute Matinee, among other worthy movies) in the Chicago Reader (part 1, part 2). Dante is … Continue reading

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