A look at James Franco’s performance in Oz the Great and Powerful
I’m going to be perfectly honest, the only reason I went to see Sam Raimi’s new Oz installment, Oz the Great and Powerful, was to watch James Franco’s performance. Fortuitously, this turned out to be even more rewarding than I had first anticipated. Although the film has generally received poor reviews, Franco’s performance as Oz resonates with a certain allegorical parallelism to his own artistic career and endows the film with a greater depth than one might at first suspect.
After 15 years, Grant Morrison’s Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery is finally released in a single volume.
There are few gifted artists that have taken their chosen medium to its ultimate heights—Mozart, Kubrick, Hemingway. For comic-books, Grant Morrison is such an artist. Throughout a prolific 30-year career, Morrison has re-defined and re-imagined what a comic-book can be. Now, after a 15 year wait, one of Morrison’s greatest masterpieces Flex Mentallo: Man of [...]