"Using Middle America as her muse, Kowch draws the history of a particular place -- invariably rural -- to the surface as it collides with a new reality in layers of metaphor and moodiness. The faces of her women may remind you of characters in a Tim Burton film."
--Steve Parks, Newsday

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Artiste Reinvents Himself Again

It's been a while since I've spent a typical Friday night out at the movies, and when it comes to movies with Johnny Depp in the lead, well, I'm usually one of the ones in line for the midnight release. This is because I know I'm always going to be surprised to see what Depp is going to do next. Sweeney Todd was something else. Putting all the gore and cringing aside, I think the movie was masterfully done. The creative results that arise from the Depp/Burton duo are always bound to be something, and it is proved once again with this film. The scenes, costumes, and cinematography were super, and I especially loved the film's monochromatic color key. And Johnny Depp a singer? Don't know much about singing but it sounded good to me.

I never cease to be amazed by the cool roles Depp chooses, and the level of creativity he brings to each of them. He's a true artist, and I applaud his originality and the fact that when watching him, you're seeing someone who truly loves what they're doing. Such people are inspirational to me as an artist. Check out the movie if you're not too squeamish. For the artistic sake of it, it's really worth it.

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