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Guttersnipe

Just a critter in the Gutter.

Camp John Waters

There’s a John Waters Camp! Kathleen Turner, Mink Stole, and Patricia Hearst are camp counsellors! “The outlandish visionary we have to blame for Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, Cry Baby, and a little juggernaut you may have heard of called Hairspray, is welcoming visitors into his warped mind in a summer camp […]

“The Great Recession”

At Film Comment, Shonni Enelow writes about a new style of acting in American film. “But something else is brewing. [Jennifer] Lawrence’s characters in Winter’s Bone and The Hunger Games don’t arrive at emotional release or revelation; rather than fight to express themselves, her characters fight not to. […]

“The Return of Candyman”

At Chicago Magazine, Jake Malooley writes about the origins of Candyman (1992) in a piece about a murder in Chicago’s Grace Abbott Homes. “To get at the real horror behind Candyman, I knew I had to talk to Steve Bogira. Now 66, the veteran journalist covered race and […]