With ‘Arrugas (Wrinkles),’ Spanish artist Paco Roca gives poignant voice to overlooked seniors

  WHEN SPANISH artist Paco Roca sought inspiration for “Arrugas,” a graphic novel he wrote and illustrated, he believed there was only one place that could provide him with the drama, comedy, heartbreak and unpredictable behavior he needed to breathe life into his project: A retirement home. In “Arrugas” (the Spanish word for wrinkles), Roca […]

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’: 5 Things We Gleaned from the new ‘sneak’ screener

  ON MONDAY EVENING, Marvel Studios unspooled a 17-minute, IMAX-enhanced preview of its raccoon-fueled galactic roll of the dice. And from the spotlighted comedic moments to the classic rock, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is certainly getting a precision roll-out. First, “Guardians” writer/director James Gunn came on-screen to introduce the footage while also encouraging fans to […]

By David Betancourt | Film | July 8

‘A MOST IMPERFECT UNION’: ‘La Cucaracha’ cartoonist takes on a nation’s ‘dead white men’

  LALO ALCARAZ, as a cartoonist, can’t help but ring out with irreverence. In time for Independence Day, Alcaraz — perhaps best known for sociopolitical comic strip “La Cucaracha” — is the illustrator of a new book about the republic, “A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States,” which re-teams the California-based […]