this is why Neil Gaiman is a god

I don’t know why it took this long, but yesterday, the Guardian published “A nobody’s guide to the Oscars,” by Neil Gaiman. He was present at that august event because he wrote the source material for Coraline, which was nominated for Best Animated Feature: I had also written a 15-second sequence for the Oscars, in … more…

added screening: ‘Coraline’

Oops, this popped up so quickly I didn’t even have time to get psyched for it. I just heard about a screening tomorrow of Coraline (opens in the U.S. on February 6, and in the U.K. on May 15), and of course I jumped on it. Neil Gaiman done up Nightmare Before Christmas style with … more…

The Nightmare Before Christmas (review)

Some fans and critics have suggested that Edward Scissorhands is Tim Burton’s most personal film, that that artistic, outcast lost boy is a stand-in for Burton himself. I suspect this might even be true. But if Edward is Burton’s conscious reflection of himself, then I have a gut feeling that The Nightmare Before Christmas may be the movie closest to Burton’s subconscious. This Edward Gorey phantasm of a film, I think, is Burton’s id come to life.