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Ohio Film Critic Channels Frank Miller

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Ohio Film Critic Channels Frank Miller

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About halfway through watching Sin City, the hit film adaptation of Frank Miller's gritty, black-and-white graphic novels, Gerry Shamray, a comic artist who also reviews movies for Sun Newspapers (a chain of 25 weeklies in Ohio) decided he wouldn't exactly write the review at all. "I really thought it was great how the filmmakers of Sin City tried to capture the look of a comic book on film," Shamray told E&P a few days later. "I found that truly inspiring and wanted to do something different in my review."

He decided to present the review as a comic -- and since he holds another position at Sun as graphics editor, he was in the perfect position to do it. Shamray also has experience working with renowned Cleveland comic book writer Harvey Pekar for nearly 25 years, including work on the American Splendor comics, which also were turned into the film by that name two years ago.

Making the review as stylistic as Sin City itself wasn't easy. …

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