Looking Elsewhere: October 28, 2015

A farewell to a beloved film critic. Free music from Welcome Wagon. The President and Marilynne Robinson, Part 2. The Dardenne brothers. Back to the Future. Mulholland Drive. And news about three promising film projects.

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Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book," Directed by Wrong Howard?

An open letter to Neil Gaiman: Why? Why has "The Graveyard Book" been taken away from Henry Selick, the master animator who gave us "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Coraline"? And why does it appear to be in the hands of Wrong Howard?

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MirrorMask (2005): Or, “Neil Gaiman’s Girls, Part Two”

MirrorMask, the Jim Henson Company's most wildly imaginative post-Henson release, remains fairly obscure. And that's a shame, because it is a big-screen spectacle par excellence.

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Coraline (2009): Or, “Neil Gaiman’s Girls, Part One”

In the three years since its release, I’ve grown more and more fond of Coraline; it’s become one of my favorite animated films, strong work on every level. Here’s my original review...

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