In praise of Ray Harryhausen

Even though Ray Harryhausen, the big daddy of stop motion animation, stopped making movies with 1981’s Clash of the Titans, his influence has loomed so large over cinema, it feels like he never left.

Stop motion tech up for Oscar gold

In a time when everything is being CGI’d to death, I’m glad to see that stop motion animation has finally made a big comeback.

A shout out to the master of stop motion animation

Yes, we live in a CGI universe these days. Love it or hate it, the worlds of many films, especially Avatar and Lord of the Rings, never could have been done without it. 

Genre classics resurrected as graphic novels

Several years ago I began noticing some fascinating synergy in the realm of graphic novels.

On special effects & Jason and the Argonauts

Ray Harryhausen, one of the geniuses of modern special effects and film geek icon, recently turned 91 years old.