TechfestNW Dispatches: Andy Merkin, Guillermo del Toro and the Future of Stories

The Future of Books. Maybe.


Arts & Books
In the smaller of two stages at Techfest NW, Musicfest NW's little-sister technology festival in which smart people talk about what they do and love, an audience of mostly techies gathered to attend a discussion by Mirada Studios' Andy Merkin. Mirada Studios, if you didn't know, is the studio founded by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), a hellaciously inventive visual storyteller ...   More
Friday, September 6, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

Photobombing Phantasmagoria: Mama reviewed


Movies & Television
The children are feral and the aesthetic is creepy, but Mama (which screened after WW press deadlines) probably shouldn't have gotten Guillermo Del Toro's stamp of approval. Critic's Grade: C+By all accounts, the insanely imaginative Guillermo Del Toro is a very nice, jovial man. But there's a sneaking, lingering suspicion that the Mexican wunderkind really, really hates children. One glance ...   More
Friday, January 18, 2013 AP KRYZA


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