Sam Mendes’s humdrum ode to movie magic

Janice K. Johnson

Sam Mendes, Empire of Light, 2022, DCP, sound, color, 119 minutes. Hilary Small (Olivia Colman). IF SAM MENDES’S VISION for Empire of Light was to pay tribute to the faded glory of moviegoing for the era of Covid and streaming behemoths, he could have stopped at the three-minute opening-credits sequence […]

Gurney Journey: Watching the Magic Show

Janice K. Johnson

This weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You’ll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums. Contact You can write me at: James Gurney PO […]