The BRWC Xmas 2019 Gift Guide! – Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride, Fargo, Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction, even The Breakfast Club – with the routes of every major character charted in meticulous cartographic detail. Follow Marty McFly through the Hill Valley of 1985, 1955, and 1985 once again as he races Back to the Future. Trail Jack Torrance as he navigates the corridors of The Overlook Hotel in The Shining. And of course you ll join Indiana Jones on a globe-spanning journey from Nepal to Cairo to London on his quest for the famed Lost Ark. Each map is presented in a large 11×14 format, with key details enlarged for closer inspection. The paintings are accompanied by illuminating essays by film critic A.D. Jameson, who speaks to the unique geographies of each film. This beautifully designed atlas is an essential reference for anyone who loves great art and great films.
Billed as a “t-shirt celebration of female voices in film,” these simple and striking tees require little in the way of explanation to those in the cinematic know. Want to show your love for Greta Gerwig? Get a shirt that says GRETA GERWIG on it. More of a Desiree Akhavan fan? There’s a DESIREE AKHAVAN. Barbara Hammer? Meet BARBARA HAMMER.
The Criterion Collection has a reputation for only releasing films that feel like homework. That distinction has never been entirely fair, but Criterion’s newest showstopper box set, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, should put it to rest entirely. Packaged in an oversized art book emblazoned with a pop-art illustration of the Big G spewing eyeball-singingly bright blue fire over a neon pink background, the set is as fun to flip through as it is to watch—and has a lot less filler. The films include 15 balsa-stomping adventures spanning two decades, ranging from the original, relatively serious Godzilla (1954) to the very silly All Monsters Attack (1969).