Alice Through the Looking Glass
There is no magic, no wonder, just junk rehashed from a movie that was itself a rehash of Lewis Carroll, tricked out with physically unpersuasive…
Passed along on the Interwebs via Wiley Wiggins. I consider this to be a Lynchian companion piece to Sausage Party.
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This is his masterpiece:
His story is creepier than I thought. Of course he's a former local television kiddie show and late-night host. And registered sex offender.
In his performance, I detect hints of Fritz Lang's Rotwang ("Metropolis" (1927)), Herzog actor Clemens Scheitz ("Heart of Glass," "Stroszek," "Nosferatu the Vampyre" -- he would make a good Renfield), the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) from "Phantasm," Julian Beck in "Poltergeist II" -- and William Hickey in just about anything from "Wise Blood" on.
Separating the artist from the art isn't as easy as it sounds.
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...
Part two of Jana Monji's essay about the portrayal of Asian characters in cinema.