INTERVIEWS

Exclusive interview: Shana Betz, director of ‘Free Ride’ starring Anna Paquin

Edited by Kristen Elisabeth @_kayv As the summer winds down, the last of the blockbuster Titans battle for final glory. While some bemoan the clog of tent-pole superhero and monster films that dominate at this time of the year, I saw something positive happening in the film industry. Concentration on storytelling in genre films like Disney’s ‘Maleficent’, Fox’s ‘Dawn of …

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Margaret Cho is so Meta: Interview

  Margaret Cho’s performance on HBO in 1994 is still hilarious and relevant. She walked across the stage in a leather jumpsuit, said fu** like a valley girl, and talked about homosexuality like it was already a part of everyone’s life. I could relate to everything she said. From having mostly gay friends to not being fat but letting one …

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Oleg Korolev/A New Olde Master

Oleg Korolev can be described as a “new master”.  Elements of olde masters infiltrate his work, yet he remains completely modern and original. Spirituality is evident even in his paintings where it is not centralized. The subjects of his work are not “non descript” figments but rather real people…imagined or not. His ability to capture metaphor with paint is extraordinary. And …

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Tom Bagshaw: Rebel Fairy Tales

Tom Bagshaw’s art hits like a dose of ether. Every painting a portrait of darkness behind the enchantment of a rebel fairy tale. The women, whether real or figments of Bagshaw’s imagination, are a combination of 17th century romanticism and underplayed sexuality. When I look at his paintings I see women who are commanding but feminine…a delicate girl in a …

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Mark Reynolds Interview: Polaroid Pencil

Mark Reynolds and Mark Quigg mr-art.co.uk Mark Reynolds takes photographs with a pencil. When you see his images of Jimi Hendrix or Morrissey , you will ask yourself…”Was that from a Rolling Stone cover?” There’s no doubt that Mark Reynolds loves music. Only someone who knows the meaning of music could draw musicians so well. The details are so precise …

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