At some point in our lives, most of us choose to see the value of the villain. It may be temporary, it may be permanent, but villains have solid work ethics and often great vision. While you can quibble over their methods or morals, they get shit done.Declassify >
Love it or Hate it, Blonde Might Be the Best Art Film Ever
Blonde, the much maligned fictionalized biopic of Marilyn Monroe from director Andrew Dominik and based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, may just be the art film to end all art films.
It plays with color and sound, aspect ratio and focus, cameras and camera angles, light and darkness, and hard cuts and pans. Put simply, it’s all of the things you can do with a film all in one film.Declassify >
‘Val’ explores the true heart of an artist
Over the course of 16 months the world has learned a lot about Val Kilmer. If you ever wanted to get to know him as an actor, an artist, or the man behind all of that, you can through the April 21, 2020 release of his autobiography I’m Your Huckleberry, and the July 23, 2021 release of the documentary Val.
I’ve read and loved the autobiography, so I was curious at what awaited me in the documentary. It’s the same, but different.Declassify >
Val Kilmer’s memoir “I’m Your Huckleberry” Is Worth Your Time, it’s Poetry in Prose
Val Kilmer is one of those actors. How you know him is most often related to either the first movie you saw him in or your favorite film of his. Is he your top secret agent? Your Real Genius? Your Iceman? Your Madmartigan? Your Batman? Your Lizard King? Your Bank Robber? Your Saint? Or your Huckleberry?
Well, no matter what he is to you, he’s an artist and his memoir is a thing of poetry written in prose. There is much more to Val Kilmer than the roles he has played, but the stories that he writes about…Declassify >
Small Oddities: Optimism Edition
Optimism. Noun. 1. Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. 2. Philosophy: the doctrine, especially as set forth by Leibniz, that this world is the best of all possible worlds.Declassify >