The Films of Gore Verbinski Part II: The Mexican (2001)

Continuing a limited series of articles exploring the stylistic development of director Gore Verbinski, beginning with Mouse Hunt (1997) and ending with A Cure for Wellness (2016). This awkward, saccharine poster, which led the Dreamworks advertising campaign for Gore Verbinski’s The Mexican (2001), encapsulates everything that makes the film a chore to sit through forContinue reading “The Films of Gore Verbinski Part II: The Mexican (2001)”

Scary Stories to Tell in the Wax Museum: Paul Leni’s Waxworks and the Transition Away from Expressionism

A critical analysis of the 1924 film Waxworks, directed by Paul Leni

Three or Four Harveys: Formal Experimentation in American Splendor (2003)

A critical analysis of the experimental structure of Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman’s American Splendor (2003).