Vault // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
With Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" now in theaters nationwide, we thought we would share our interview with him and the screenwriters of the film from our December, 2014 issue. "Tim Burton wrote his poem The Girl With Many Eyes years before screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski approached him about Margaret Keane’s story, which has all the Shakespearean elements of history, tragedy and comedy.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Ace Hotel and Warner Bros. Pictures have partnered to curate a series of art shows inspired by Paul Thomas Anderson’s psychedelic surf noir Inherent Vice (in theaters nationwide on Friday, January 9th. The Inherent Vice art shows will open to the public simultaneously at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles and Ace Hotel New York on Tuesday, January 6.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 22, 2014
Charlie Kaufman, the man behind such films as “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” has just wrapped his new stop motion animation film, “Anomalisa.” The release date is still unknown (and behind schedule) but some sneak previews and behind-the-scenes peeks can be found...
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Director Richard Linklater's film "Boyhood" was this editor's favorite film of the year, and I don't think I need to make a huge defense of this position. It was a coming-of-age film that actually was shot in-real-time so much as the filming took place across the actual 12 years worth of actor Ellar Coltrane's life.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 09, 2014
Juxtapoz Presents: Gone Again is a visual tour of the elaboratelydecorated surroundings of the legendary art and music collector Long Gone John. Filmed at his estate in the upper woods of Olympia, WA, this short film is a fantastical journey through the maze of John’s aesthetic mind and personal obsessions. John’s spare, singular narration gives voice to an interior monologue set against the backdrop of an optical nirvana. The Treasures of Long Gone John celebrates its 10 year anniversary.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We have been wondering how esteemed director Paul Thomas Anderson was going to tackle the depth and wormhold writing-stlye of Thomas Pynchon and capture it in a coherent film, but PTA is the man to do the job if there ever was anyone. "Inherent Vice" originally was published in 2009, and Anderson signed up to direct the film not that much later. Now we have a trailer for the film, set to release in December 2014, with starring roles from Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In this short clip, video essayist kogonada captures Hitchcock's character's eyes, beginning with a zoom into red eyes from Vertigo's opening credits and Janet Leigh's dead eyes in Psycho. Whether it was fear, anger, excitement, hypnosis, or understanding, Hitchock captured it best.
Design // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Reel Art Press will be releasing a magnificent volume celebrating the first 100 years of black film poster art this month. A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to present day. Accompanied by insightful accompanying text, a foreword by black history authority and renowned academic...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jamie Heinrich and Zac Hug are looking to make a short film staring Mark Paul Deren (aka Madsteez). He is blind in one eye. The premise? When his eye doctor experimentally restores vision to his blind left eye, an artist is only able to create incomplete paintings. What follows is a story about a man who sees colors, shapes, and people differently than he did before, and asks the question from the film’s opening scene: “Where is the moment and how do we know when anything; art, relationships, lunch — when are these things actually finished?”