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.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Why not? With all the holiday movies that are coming out right now, from your TIntins to your Girls With Dragon Tattoos, and even your Twilight sagas in segments of two, we are just waiting for Christopher Nolan's final chapter to his Batman trilogy to come out this summer. Watch The Dark Knight Rises trailer after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Alex Prager, one of our favorite fine art photographers who shot Robert Williams's portraits for our special issue in November 2009, just completed a series of short videos and portraits for the New York Times Magazine's annual Hollywood issue. Prager shot films and portraits of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Gary Oldman, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis, Glenn Close, and other 2011 award season hopefuls.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 30, 2011
In 2001, artist and filmmaker, Matt McCormick created a film connecting graffiti removal with characteristics of abstract expressionism, minimalism and Russian constructivism. Implying that “buffing” was created by artists who are unconscious of their artistic achievements and deserving of a place in the history of modern art. The video includes Narration from artist/actor Miranda July and was mostly shot on 16mm.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 27, 2011
During MOCA's Art In the Streets, the Neckface x Isaiah Seret collaborative film, Born Under a Bad Sign, was teased during the Levi's Film Workshop. The film is now set to world premiere at Art Basel in Miami this week, featuring a music performance by art-house noise band, Salem.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 16, 2011
In conjunction with the Orange County Museum of Art's Two Schools of Cool exhibition, the museum will be screening the documentary, Robert Williams: Mr Bitchin', tomorrow, November 17. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mat Gleason and including Artist Robert Williams and producers/co-directors Douglas Blake, Michael LaFetra, Nancye Ferguson and Stephen Nemeth.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 15, 2011
While looking at NOWNESS, we saw this amazing behind the scenes short by Gavin Elder documenting one of our favorite directors, David Lynch, and his thoughts and process while he embarked on his "champagne moment."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 02, 2011
We mentioned attending a special premiere of Francis Ford Coppola's newest film, Twixt, this past weekend in St Helena on our Facebook page. With some beautiful art direction, trickery, and an ode to great American gothic and horror films, we thought the trailer for the upcoming film was worth a watch.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 20, 2011
You probably know the story; Herb and Dorothy Vogel (the postal worker and librarian), who were the subject of the inspiring documentary beacuse of their extraordinary passion that redefined what it meant to be art collectors. But their story isn't over, and Kickstarter is promoted a fundraiser to help move their collection around the US.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Being a collector of Criterion Collection DVDs, we happen to have a few of Wes Anderson's films at home that feature the artwork of his brother, Eric Chase Anderson. Seeing that Mr. Wes Anderson is a detail-obsessed filmmaker, having these simple but brand identifying illustrations as companion pieces to the films is another reason why his films are cult hits.