8/20/2014

The Love Bunglers

THE LOVE BUNGLERS by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics Books)
30+ years of backstory (and real-time aging) adds weight, pathos, and depth to what feels like it may be the last Maggie story. In 100 short pages, Xaime cements his status as one of the greatest creators in the history of the comics medium.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER
A “biopic” so filled with apocryphal clich├ęs and soap operatic overacting that it’s more fiction than fact, further tainted by head-scratchingly misguided stunt casting (John Cusack as Nixon?!?!). The civil rights struggle was handled with more depth and complexity on GOOD TIMES. How does pap like this become so venerated?