The Gutter’s own Carol Borden has some thoughts about Hou Hsien-Hsiao’s Millennium Mambo at Monstrous Industry. “Millennium Mambo is very much a film of 2001. The cinematography, the techno, the fashion, the decor, the liminality, the settings, the drugs, the raves, the clubs, the ennui–all very much of […]
Just a critter in the Gutter.
Shah Rukh Khan is back and the Filmi Ladies (Pitu Sultan and the Gutter’s own Beth Watkins) are here to discuss ! “We saw [Pathaan] and we loved it! Highlights of our conversation: • his hair • loving Dimple Kapadia • being pleasantly surprised by John Abraham • taking joy […]
Gather round as Demona (Sara Century) hosts terrifying “Tales from the Sapphire Bay Hotel!” Episode one is available for your petrifying pleasure here.
“In contrast to Bill and Frank’s lived experience of navigating society as gay men, knowledge of queer history feels completely absent for queer youth in The Last of Us, but that doesn’t feel like an oversight. Instead, it’s a meaningful piece of worldbuilding reflecting how culture can die […]
“During the early 19th century, it was not uncommon for the mortal remains of a beloved pet cat to be buried in the family garden. By the Victorian era, however, the formality of cat funerals had increased substantially. Bereaved pet owners commissioned undertakers to build elaborate cat caskets. […]
“Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die. I call this enshittification, and it […]