Michael Parks

Tusk Review

Tusk (2014)

Dir: Kevin Smith

Some artists follow an elusive muse, letting their unique worldview guide their work as they freely adapt source material. Stanley Kubrick always liked to take an existing novel or short story that was mediocre (he claimed Lolita was the only masterpiece he adapted) and try to improve it. Alfonso Cuarón was struck by the unique image of a woman cradling a newborn baby amidst a raging battle, and ended up building Children of Men (another adaptation) around this one scene. And then there’s Kevin Smith. (more…)