The Home of the Creative Mind

Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Comic Critic Reviews District 9

District 9 has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Film, no big surprise given the political and moral undertone of the movie. I was very excited to see it and rather bummed that I missed it when it was up on the silver screen. My friend and movie buddy John Draper has been after me for weeks to review it. While he loved the way the film was shot as a mockumentary, the only time I didn’t feel distant from the characters was when it broke away from its mockumentary style. Its content more than encouraged me to feel engaged, but that deeper connection I wanted to feel with the characters came only at the end of the film.