In 2012, Hanksy was a street artist gaining a degree of notoriety for his street art depicting Tom Hanks as a Banksy rat. Since then, he has sold out multiple New York gallery shows, created a large and loyal band of internet supporters, energetic detractors, and is about to open his first show in Los Angeles, at Gallery 1988. Since my first interview with Hanksy, we have become good friends. I do not believe this infringes on my ability to ask questions about pun-based street art. READ MORE
Hanksy is a street artist who puts Tom Hanks’ face on copies of Banksy’s art. His first show, which just closed at the Krause Gallery on the Lower East Side, and where the menu offered boxes of chocolates and Dr. Pepper, nearly sold out completely, according to the dealer. “I think what made it such a success is the genuine honesty in it,” gallery owner Ben Krause told me. “Hanksy really is a huge Tom Hanks fan and a huge Banksy fan.” READ MORE
Obviously I was taken to see Eclipse because my friend knows me well enough to know that, not only have I read the series, and seen the other movies, but I also have thoughts about both. Mostly these thoughts are about Mormon sexuality and anti-abortion propaganda, but also about how I give Robert Pattinson credit for wanting to be a good actor, and how I have nothing but empathy for how bonkers his life must be. Anyway, that's not what I want to talk about. What I want to talk about is wigs. READ MORE
A revolution conducted by people who have only a group identity can only replace one monolith of power with another, one misery with another, perpetuating the cycle of domination and oppression. In solitude, the individual becomes most human, which is to say, most spiritual. -Curtis White, 'The Spirit of Disobedience: An Invitation,' Harper's Magazine, April 2006. READ MORE
I understand the theory behind your "We'd Think You'd Like" recommendations, but I have to say I've taken umbrage with my list.
1. Visually Striking Dramas Based On Real Life
First off, while the guy from Joy Division totally does kill himself, I hardly think "24 Hour Party People" counts as a drama. Also, I don't think you can seriously say it's "Visually striking." Maybe you're just confused about the striking part-there was a rumor actor Steve Coogan beat the shit out of his grandmother, is that you were thinking of?
Anyway, I hardly think that's call for recommending I sit through "Frida," do you?
2. Romantic Movies Starring Ralph Fiennes
Firstly, Ralph Fiennes (did you know it's pronounced "Ralph Fiennes"?) is a really good actor. Him as Heathcliff to Juliette Binoche's Cathy was ingenious casting, and that part in "The English Patient" when he says he will put Kristen Scott Thomas' watercolors in his old copy of Herodotus? Swoon.
Re: my recent rental of "The Duchess," it's not like me and my seven cats put on our favorite sweaters and watched it together (my lease won't allow pets).
....OK, fine. I give in .
This was a pretty good recommendation. But I am not watching "Maid in Manhattan." Again.
3. Critically Acclaimed Witty Comedies
EVERYONE SAW "JUNO" IT WASN'T JUST ME.
Also, I'm taking a poll: do you think Michael is too young for me? Don't answer now, just think about it.
4. Sentimental Movies Featuring A Strong Female Lead
5. British Movies Based On Classic Literature
I have seen 3/4 of the films you've suggested. You call this bringing your A game?
You see why I'm concerned. I looking forward to hearing from you. Also, while I have your ears, why isn't "Catch And Release" available for Instaplay?
EA Hanks likes writing letters to people. She hopes you won't mind if she shares some of them.