Beutel took heavy inspiration from the 1943 experimental film classic of a similar name, “Meshes of the Afternoon” by Maya Deren.
The discussion, which was organized by the film and media studies program and hosted by Jennifer Burton, was frank, humorous and intriguing, while also serving as a poignant reflection on a storied journey beginning in the "golden age" of Hollywood and extending into the modern day.
Its breakneck pace and occasional dips into cheesiness may be hard to swallow for some, especially strangers to the medium. For those with an open mind, a love for comics or the desire for an out-of-the-box monthly read, then I can’t recommend Crossover enough.
“Ghostbusters” (1984) is a marvel: an oddball masterpiece that is as endlessly quotable as it is endlessly rewatchable. There, that should be sufficient, go watch it.
I’m not sure what brought about “The Cabin with Bert Kreischer” (2020), a Netflix miniseries that, despite a few laughs and unexpectedly emotional moments, fails to stitch together a wholly satisfying experience.
A comic’s first issue is typically many things, a jumping-on point for new readers, a reintroduction for veterans to the canon and maybe a chance to establish a new status quo in a concise manner. The first issue of Scott Snyder’s “American Vampire 1976” has inherited this unique problem, but manages to accomplish all the stated goals all while Rafael Albuquerque’s art (and Dave McCaig’s coloring) gives every panel a spark of life.
Don't let its age fool you, Action Comics #775 is the comic for today. In the midst of unprecedented change, it is somewhat reassuring to have something that advocates for us all to dream big.
For almost $10, though, the stories are sadly hit or miss, with some incredible highs and some disappointing lows.