Welcome to FrockTalk, the web’s only costume-based movie review site. The goal of Frocktalk is to shed light on the magnificent artistry of costume design in motion pictures. Reviews on this site are written by working costume designers in the entertainment industry – people who know, better than anyone, what it takes to make it all happen. The focus of FrockTalk is not to comment on the big flashy costume dramas, but to call attention to the seemingly ordinary costume design work in film that silently and persuasively moves the audience toward understanding the characters. Costume design for motion pictures is an art form that deserves more recognition than it usually gets. Fancy, pretty costumes do not always equal effective, appropriate costumes. The art of the costume is in letting the audience know who the character is, before the actor even has a chance to open his mouth. Read on, and enjoy. ** CAUTION: ALL REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS! **

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RIP Chachi Loving Burke: Mayor of Westwood, Mayor of Everything, King of Mama’s heart, Light of Mama’s life.

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Chachi Burke, hard at work on Sleepy Hollow, Season One.

Chachi was a birthday gift I didn’t know I was getting.  He turned out to be my child.  My son.  He was, in the end, about as much work as a real human son.  He jumped out of a 2nd-story balcony.  I had to pull him around in a little red wagon for three months while his legs were in casts.  He chewed his way out of his travel crate on an airplane and roamed the cargo hold on a flight to Atlanta.  When the plane landed, he jumped out of the cargo hold and delayed flights at the nation’s busiest airport.  He was THAT GUY.

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And Now, a Break From Awards Season!

Hello, Frocktalkers!  Now that we’ve all had a moment to breathe after the big awards season push, I have some new things for you!  First, I have written another book – this time, a cookbook.  It’s a benefit for my friend, production designer John Johnson, who is battling pancreatic cancer.  He is on a vegan diet, and I cooked up a ton of food for him, and thought, hey wait a second! And a cookbook was born.  If you are vegan, or want to try it, this is your book! Please spread the word – all proceeds go to John and his wife to defray medical costs.  Thanks in advance for your support!  It means a lot.

BUY THE BOOK HERE!

– KMB

Back in the Saddle!

Hello Frocktalkers! So sorry for the long absence. I took a vacation after the end of this last film, and I really enjoyed the R and R. I didn’t realize how much I needed it. So much has happened in the interim, and I am looking forward to getting back on track here at Frocktalk, and to bringing you the latest news from our world!

Part of living a balanced life in the film industry is giving back. Much as Hollywood would like to think it’s possible, we can’t really live in a vacuum for any sustained amount of time without turning into giant @$$holes. Recognizing need in the world and addressing it makes a huge difference – not only to those in need, but to one’s own personal growth. I am here to tell you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am asking you to get involved!!!

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