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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.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Comic Critic Reviews The Skeptic

I was very pleased to see a number of familiar faces in The Skeptic. The casting is spot-on. There is nothing lacking in the story. The film and editing are well controlled. So I gave it a point for these strong efforts, but I’d already taken away a point for the gratuitous use of a flashlight during the first five minutes (of an opening that belonged on a television drama instead of the big screen). I enjoyed this movie like I enjoy listening to the plot of an old, creepy radio program unfold. It has a different pace—meant more to creep out your mind than get all boogie-boogie in your face. I also enjoyed how I was left questioning its ending. The Skeptic is a unique cup of tea. Still, not everybody likes tea. And lot of tea lovers like only one kind of tea. But with a whiff of experimentation on the right chilly night, you just might could find it to your taste.