‘Good Hair’ is nominally a study of the multimillion dollar black hair industry, but has some deeply resonant things to say about the wider question of race in American society.
Archive for September, 2010
To call something “charming” is often to patronise it; but ‘Bella’ is charming. It charms you, with its warmth & its performances.
‘Undercovers’ is like a sexy, action-packed ‘Alias’. Which is a bit like saying something’s like a dinosaury ‘Jurassic Park’.
I think the rise and fall of the WildStorm Universe titles (cancelled as of December 2010) tells us something about the role that novelty, rebellion and that nebulous, ‘Wizard’ magazine-backed idea of ‘Hotness’ plays in the comics industry.
AMC’s ‘Rubicon’ is an espionage thriller that manages to feel weightier than the escapist fare of ‘24’ or ‘Burn Notice’.
It might not be a superhero film, but ‘Tamara Drewe’ is a great example of how to adapt a comic book to the screen.
The third series of ‘Merlin’ has started with grim spectacle, aside from the odd slapstick scene that’s escaped from a different tone meeting.
Dawn of the dead meets La Haine as the living dead attack those with a killer instinct in a rough district of Paris.
Let me be clear from the off, this is a very high quality comic. It’s very well written and exceptionally well drawn.
Comics would be in a healthier state if more fans took a chance on something new. If you agree, then you could do worse than pick up ‘Elephantmen’…
One of those things that, while you’re watching it, you can’t help but be deeply suspicious of the reaction the production is trying to evoke.
Comics love arbitrary numbering milestones, and if there’s one advantage of a weekly publication schedule it’s that those big numbers roll around four times as fast as they do for US monthlies.