Sunday, August 20, 2017


I was not prepared for how beautiful indie comics legend Seth's remembrance of Hurricane Hazel would turn out to be. Commissioned by the Toronto Globe & Mail newspaper as part of their year-long "Canada 150" anniversary celebration, the stark elegance of his lines and the almost musical rhythm of his storytelling are at their absolute apex, here. This is a shining gem of aesthetic and narrative perfection. I'm so glad I got a chance to thank Seth personally for creating this mini masterpiece.


Every year, one of the highlights of the Just For Laughs festival is Andy Kindler's "State of the Industry" address. In case you're wondering whether there's anyone in the universe who hates Ricky Gervais quite as much as you do, I think Mr Kindler has got the answer for you. Well worth a listen!


If this podcast promo doesn't get your heart pumping and make you want to listen ASAP, then I don't know what to say to you:
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two cinematic titans are in conversation as Darren Aronofsky sits down with the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky, to coincide with the theatrical release of the 88-year-old cult director’s new film, Endless Poetry. The two have a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation that takes in the challenge of making art within the Hollywood system, the ability of films to heal, the vulgarity of Trump and life’s big questions – death, God, aliens, the universe – and Jodorowsky also fulfills a longheld dream of the Black Swan director’s by reading his tarot.

Jodorowsky! Aranofsky! Tarot! COME ON! YA GOTTA LISTEN!

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