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Angela Englert

Writes at culturalgutter.com, blogs at screamsharing.com

Angela Goes to Nightstream 2021!

Along with the Gutter’s own Carol, I was privileged to receive press credentials for the Nightstream 2021 film festival this year, showcasing an amazing, week-long line-up of features, shorts, and events in a virtual format. Now as the festival draws to a close, I’m reflecting on my favorites […]

Don’t Go in the Cutting Room

In writer-director Prano Bailey-Bond’s debut feature Censor (2021), we meet Enid (Niamh Algar), a pleasant young woman with a not-so-pleasant job: gutting the good parts of bad movies. Enid is a censor. She clearly loves her work though, or at least believes in its value, and if she […]

What Sparks Joy

So, let’s talk Sparks. What is/who are Sparks? To some extent, no one really knows, still, even after the release of director Edgar Wright’s lovingly comprehensive documentary about the band, The Sparks Brothers (2021). While the band has spanned many lineups and genres from the early 1970s all […]

And Then There’s Maud

In Saint Maud (2019), the first feature from writer-director Rose Glass, a troubled young hospice nurse becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s eternal soul. It’s a hefty premise that might feed into an Oscar contender, the kind with its stars looking skyward past each other on a […]