Author Archives: Josh W

About Josh W

A Catholic. Likes to write stuff and draw pictures.

Once more, with style

I’ve been paying attention to the usual suspects who crop up on the various top ten movie lists I’ve posted here. And indeed the very silly amount of times I’ve done so has proven to be something of a boon … Continue reading

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Talkin’ about French comics

  Of course, just when I kvetch about having difficulty finding what I want in comics, I immediately get smacked in the face by something amazing: The Incal. I’m still early on in the graphic novel, but so far it’s … Continue reading

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Talkin’ about comics

One of things fueling my desire to try my hand at comics is how they annoy me. I don’t mean the medium itself, but rather how much harder it is, compared to other media, for me to find those works … Continue reading

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The Spiriting Away of JoshW — Beneath the Tangles

A couple years ago I started writing about Miyazaki movies here. Now I’ve gotten around to Spirited away at Beneath the Tangles. Forgive me for having completely obvious taste, but Spirited Away is my favourite anime movie. More than that, … Continue reading

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Sighs

Writing a review or analysis of Suspiria feels almost like an effort in futility, not just because of how much has already been published about it within horror and cult movie circles, but also (and primarily) because of how it … Continue reading

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Weird personal post don’t read

So I’m making a comic book. Recent experiences have impressed upon me a couple of needs: the need for my art to have a focus if it is to avoid hitting a plateau, and the need for myself to have … Continue reading

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Uncanny valley

The short story is that I’ve been doubling down on the really artsy-fartsy stuff recently, which I’ve found has eaten away a lot of the time, effort and inclination that has gone towards blogging. I hope that eventually a new … Continue reading

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Space oddity

I’ve probably said it before, but one of the big threats to modern blockbusters these days is the curse of being ‘ok’, where the major studios have honed the art of producing the sort of entertainment which feels good going … Continue reading

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Turning to more important subject matter…

To my shame and discredit I haven’t talked much about sci-fi books lately, so let’s rectify that by talking about Gabe Hudson’s Gork, The Teenage Dragon, a book I picked up almost solely on the concept alone: a romantic comedy … Continue reading

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Crime and punishment

Time for another David Lynch review! This time jumping back to 1997. Lost Highway is a frustrating movie. Like Psycho, it spends its first act being one kind of movie before taking a sudden sharp turn into becoming something completely … Continue reading

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