Sinemania!

Sinemania!
Sophie Cossette

Film is a dirty business, and writer/artist Sophie Cossette makes it even dirtier in Sinemania!, a collection of brief sketches of famous movie directors (Welles, Hitchcock, Polanski, Herzog, Tarantino, et al) that emphasizes their twisted psyches and depraved sexual obsessions. Cossette’s art is loud and thick with carnality, and her writing is raucously over-the-top, so it reads a bit like a graphic updating of Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon, albeit with its tongue stuck pretty far into somebody’s cheek. Lots of fun for cinephiles, and surprisingly well informed and rich with personal insight too.