Juxtapoz // Monday, January 30, 2012
Currently on view at the Whitney until February 12th are three films that Roy Lichtenstein produced during two-week residency at the Hollywood Universal Studios special effects lab back in February of 1969.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 26, 2012
This intimate and personal documentary reveals the man behind the icon that is Ai Weiwei. The immensely influential Chinese artist is described as the "a god of love", "the Beijing Andy Warhol" and as "a brand for liberal thinking and individualism" and Alison Klayman investigates the person that lies underneath these grand titles.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
CR Stecyk III, one of our founders and a legendary photographer, writer, and historian of all things art and culture, just finished a new film, FIN, set to be premiered at Hurley's H Space in Orange County on February 8, 2012. The premiere for Stecyk's film is also in conjunction with the release of a series of new tees that Stecyk created with Hurley. Trailer after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 13, 2012
Don't pretend you are not excited just a tad. Wes Anderson is one of the leading Hollywood directors when it comes to proper art direction and set design, and his newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, is due in theatres May 2012. And yes, there seems to be a Bruce Willis x Ed Norton moment.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
We went to see a special presentation of Francis Ford Coppola's newest feature film, TWIXT, recently in Napa County, California. Coppola, director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, wrote, produced, financed, and directed the film with a small team in Northern California, and now the art department for the film will be rebuilding sets from TWIXT at San Francisco's FIFTY24SF Gallery in the exhibition, Twixt sc. 83.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 30, 2011
In exactly 2:42, innovative filmmaker Michel Gondry makes up for The Green Hornet. Mr. Gondry, featured in our January 2011 issue, recreates the infamous Robert De NIro starring film, Taxi Driver, in Gondry's signature, playful style. He's back.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 29, 2011
There was mixed reviews of the movie Drive in our office (lots of people loved it, others were a bit down on it), but we really enjoyed seeing this animated tribute to the Ryan Gosling-starring feature film by the duo of Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku. As we get to the close of 2011, nice to look back on some of the films that got people talking.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Yesterday, we showed you a collection of oil paintings by Australian painter Michael Peck, and last night, Metro Gallery (who hosted Peck's last solo show, The Landing, this past Nov-Dec 2011) sent us images of Peck's opening as well as a fantastic documentary, Within the Layers, that documents Peck's latest body of work.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 23, 2011
Ridley Scott has a lot of weight on his shoulders with his Prometheus being the prequel to his Alien franchise, and the rumor he is making another Blade Runner, but from the looks of this trailer, we are starting on very good alien ground.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 22, 2011
A lot of us on the Juxtapoz staff were excited about The Dark Knight Rises trailer, but now the talk of the office is whether Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to make the grade. People get very emotional and defensive with the J.R.R. Tolkien titles, but its not like Jackson takes the task lightly.