Some Nice Words for Gonzo

Doc it Out’s Agnes Varnum on Alex Gibney’s Gonzo: The Life & Times of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: The first few minutes looked very cartoony with some wierd After Effects experiments, and I was thinking that I was in big trouble if the whole movie was going to be like...

Loot Wins Big at LAFF

AJ Schnack reports on how the LAFF went down: Darius Marder’s LOOT, a study at parallel searches for buried treasure and the healing of past wounds, took the top Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival Saturday, along with the $50K prize sponsored by Target. The film...

The Message IS the Movie

There is no denying Wall-E is an event. This, for so many reasons both large and small. I was trying to figure out what irritating me most about Stephanie Zacharek’s review of the film (since Ryan is on vacation and all), and I think it’s that she commits an...

All About Eve

(Slight spoiler warning) With no limits to their creative freedom, the animators of WALL•E let their imaginations run rampant in developing appropriately resonant forms for their primary characters. Next to the eclectic hodgepodge of spare parts and miscellaneous mechanical...
Posted On 28 Jun 2008

Wall-E’s Other Hero

One thing I absolutely loved about Wall-E was how capable and tough Eve was. This was no typical modern love interest who kicks ass just to make hotter but when it comes down to it she must be rescued by the male — Eve is a true hero and proves that, in Pixar’s world...