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Review: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, 2011, dir. Constance Marks

Review: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, 2011, dir. Constance Marks


Kevin Clash could more accurately be described as a wizard than a puppeteer; it’s one thing to simply animate a construct made of cloth and various materials, and quite another to bring them to startlingly expressive life. Tangibly that only indicates Clash’s absolute command of his craft, but speaking more to abstraction it’s representative of … Continue reading

Review: The Muppets, 2011, dir. James Bobin

Review: The Muppets, 2011, dir. James Bobin


When Jason Segel capitalized on the critical and financial success of his breakout hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall three years ago by securing the green-light to write his own Muppets film, my world stopped turning for a day. Muppets? In the 2010s? And envisioned by a man who not only represents a perfect human foil to everyone’s … Continue reading