Tag Archives: Graphic Novel

Movie Review: The Enigmatic “I Kill Giants”

Based on the graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura, “I Kill Giants” is the heartfelt story of a very clever, imaginative young girl who has convinced herself that she must protect her town from killer giants. … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Phoebe Gloeckner’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is “An Account in Words and Pictures” of Minnie, a fifteen-year-old who is having an affair with Monroe, a 35-year-old man who is also her mother’s lover. What makes this story so different from … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Chuck Norris vs Communism” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Chuck Norris vs Communism” is the case of an irresistible title meeting a compelling story. This documentary explores the influence of Western movies had on Romanian cultural underground during the communist reign of Nicolae Ceaușescu that helped precipitate the downfall of communism … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

Minnie Goetze, played by Bel Powley, wants love, rad sex, a perfect body, acceptance and the life of an artist in this late 70’s San Francisco tale. “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” is based on the book of the same … Continue reading

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