Cli-Fi: Coral Vs. Ice, We Lose

June 8, 2017 Morphizm 0

We are slaves to fossil fuels, Chasing Ice director Jeff Orlowski once told me. His new film, Chasing Coral, may find that we have also broken our (food) chains.

It’s Hard To Be An Utopian!

May 26, 2017 Morphizm 0

When I first learned that Matthew Rankin was crafting a surreal short about Nikola Tesla, I knew I soon would be picking his fertile brain about free energy, bird love, and why dystopians are marching to the sixth mass extinction.

Cli-Fi: The Breadwinner Patiently Arrives

May 16, 2017 Morphizm 0

The debut trailer of Cartoon Saloon’s newest animated exploration has come at last.

An international collaboration directed by the gifted Nora Twomey, who I’ll interview later this year, and co-produced by Angelina Jolie, whom you may have heard of, The Breadwinner examines the terror and terraformation of Afghanistan through a gender-fluid prism quite rare for animation.

Cli-Fi: Director Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea

January 3, 2015 Morphizm 0

Like his Oscar-nominated feature debut The Secret of Kells, his new stunner Song of the Sea is steeped in regional folklore but still a universal wonder. But it is a more personal epic, about the extinction of mythological seal people called Selkies, as explored through a lighthouse family riven by loss and misunderstanding but healed by history and magic.

Patagonia Rising’s Water Shock Doctrine

June 20, 2012 Morphizm 0

Set in South America’s breathtaking Andes landscape, the visually sweeping new documentary Patagonia Rising bills itself as a frontier story of water and power. But both its frontier and its story nevertheless belong to anyone on the planet that needs water to live.

Name That Film-Based Band!

April 7, 2010 Morphizm 0

Murder By Death is one of the most ridiculous, and ridiculously hilarious, spoofs of all time. A smoking cast, a conscienceless goof on mystery greats like Hercule Poirot and Sam […]

Superman + Batman = Public Enemies

October 8, 2009 Morphizm 0

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies packs more heroes, action and political satire into a couple hours of entertainment than either icon’s animated series did in the course of several seasons.

Happy Birthday, The Matrix!

March 31, 2009 Morphizm 0

The movie took cyberfiction staples like those found in William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy and mashed them together with anime, wire-fu, postmodernism, metaphysics, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulations, and a torrent of other texts and contexts.