Normally, I don’t talk about the art of movie making from a technical standpoint. But something that Apple did this in 2020 made me so angry that I had to say something. I am talking its vertical ad, shot by Oscar-award winning director, Damien Chazelle. It came out months ago, but I have decided to write about it now. Below is the ad, in case you didn’t see it:
Once upon a time during the Jurassic period, I was an aspiring cartoonist. When you’re interested in any industry, it’s always important to know the history behind it and get a sense of where it’s headed; and when I went to art school in the 1980s and 1990s, the comic industry in the United States was going through a major transitional period, one that goes a long way in explaining why today’s comics have gone all dark and gritty for all the wrong reasons:Continue reading “Why Comic Book Movies are Justifiably Called Man Baby Movies”
I did not see the movie, Cuties (2020). However, having heard that it was mired in controversy, I wanted to read up on what the movie was about and why it caused so much uproar.
After I wrote Why I Hate Forrest Gump (1994) with the Heat of a Thousand Suns, I thought I’d written all there was to be said about my feelings about the movie. But then something happened recently that made me want to revisit it in a big way.