Category Archives: film
The first time I ever saw a museum display about Cordyceps in the ’90s, I thought it was fake. Of course it didn’t help that the display was housed in the delightfully obfuscate and factually semi-spurious Museum of Jurassic Technology … Continue reading
Cyriak is a freelance animator known for turning cows and cats and sheep into bizarre spiderbeast creations. But in Cobwebs, made for Showtime, it’s spiders all the way up, down, and sideways.
The only thing more swooneriffic than David Attenborough narrating a nature documentary is one where he’s narrating a nature documentary about invertebrates. And the only thing even more thrilling than that is when he’s talking about Extremely Obscure Invertebrates, such … Continue reading
This charming stop-motion film was created by members of Will Vinton Studios during a haitus in the Summer of 2000. Directed by Marilyn Zornado, it features the poetry of the late Meme Marie Meyers. I especially love the fun … Continue reading
Every January, the Swedish Film Institute deliberates over its list of nominations, and in a televised ceremony proudly announces its winners. But instead of being handed some polished ideal of an abstract humanoid figure, they are given a craggy lump … Continue reading
infime from Cut And Cook Studio. Can’t get enough of the fantasy macro action! For those with fat bandwidth, see it in fullscreen.
The Endless Swarm has been held hostage to some really horrid server issues, and has been mostly down, or crippled, or slow, for over a week now. It is maddening! I am seizing upon a sudden burst of connectivity … Continue reading
I recently nearly completed the game Deadly Creatures for the Wii, possibly the only game where the main character is a tarantula and/or scorpion. But at some point, I confess I just got weary of crotch-stinging. Though humans show up … Continue reading
For movies in which insects save the day, it doesn’t come more dear to my heart than the animated film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his epic concurrent post-apocalyptic manga series. In 1986, … Continue reading