In the late '80s, cartoonist Daniel Clowes included a short piece called "Art School Confidential" in an issue of his Eightball comics. I found this snarky expose to be extremely funny and right on the mark, especially as I myself was in art school. Two decades later, Clowes, as screenwriter and co-producer, reteams with Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff to concoct an adaptation so loose… read more!
Movies Directed by Terry Zwigoff (in alphabetical order)
Billy Bob Thornton plays a mall Santa who, along with his "elf" (Tony Cox), robs department stores blind each Christmas Eve. Bad Santa! But if that weren't bad enough, this Santa is an alcoholic misanthropist who, other than booze and anal sex, has nothing to live for. Enter a lonely little boy, the sort you usually see in these "sad… read more!
After the success of his documentary about comic book artist Robert Crumb, Zwigoff turns again to the world of comics for his first fiction film, adapting Daniel Clowes' graphic novel Ghost World (Clowes cowrote the screenplay), which follows two directionless teenage girls (Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson) during the summer after their high school graduation. The film mostly focuses on one of… read more!