Joshua Hale Fialkov

Purveyor of sheer awesomeness.

Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy Award nominated writer of graphic novels, animation, video games, film, and television, including:

THE LIFE AFTER, THE BUNKER, PUNKS, ELK'S RUN, TUMOR, ECHOES, KING, PACIFIC RIM, THE ULTIMATES, I, VAMPIRE, and JEFF STEINBERG CHAMPION OF EARTH. He's also written for NBC's CHICAGO MED and SYFY's upcoming INCORPORATED.

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Both of which Dina hasn't seen. There's a certain charm to the man's films that you just can't deny. His movies manage to be dynamic and have some pretty sophisticated storytelling despite a whole lot of cliche and formulaic plot devices. The Hunger, for me, represents him at his rawest, making something passionate and, for the time, pretty damn controversial. That he would so soon go on to make Top Gun, easily one of the definitive traditional action films of all time, which even twenty years later still holds up as a good time, is a tribute to the man.

Oh, and anyone still holding any "Josh is pretentious" notions, be aware: Enemy of the State remains one of my favorite modern action films.

Spy Game's still a piece of shit, though.