Ian Gonzales is a graduate of William Paterson University. He’s studied digital filmmaking at The New York Film Academy and improv at The People’s Improv Theater and Magnet Theater. He currently works with ex-cons and appliance salesmen and reads a lot of comics. He resides in the armpit of New York City, AKA New Jersey.
[rating=3]Starring: Eva Allen, Michael Rogers and Scott Hylands Director(s): Panos Cosmatos Writer(s): Panos Cosmatos
Beyond The Black Rainbow is a horror/science fiction fever dream. More stream of conscious than narrative, director Panos Cosmatos creates a film inspired by midnight movies and those horrifying VHS boxes that decorated mom-and-pop video stores in the 1980s.
[rating=3]Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Director(s): Marc Webb Writer(s): James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, from a story by Vanderbilt, original comic by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
The Amazing Spider-Man is a much better film than Spider-Man 3. TheAmazing Spider-Man is not as good as Spider-Man 2, but the two films do share some strands of DNA. One of ASM’s screenwriters, Alvin Sargent, worked on the screenplays for both previous Spidey movie entries; he is joined byZodiac alumni, James Vanderbilt and perennial Harry Potter screenwriter, Steve Kloves. Director Marc Webb and the screenwriters build a compelling Spider-Man film that is more emotionally truthful to the source material than it is the minutia.