In the world of underappreciated Indian films, Youtube spelunking often leads to treasures. Years ago, while looking for cabaret songs by one of my favorite 1970s and 80s stars (Rekha, seen frequently on The Gutter), I happened across a number from Chehre Pe Chehra, an adaptation of…. Dr. […]
There are many challenges to the suspension of one’s disbelief in the disreputable arts: wonky digital art; rubber suits; foolish decisions; uncertain physics; unlikely biology. But it has seemed improbable that Timothy Dalton’s hotness should ever be an obstacle to the suspension of disbelief. Still, it has happened. […]
~~~ Beth Watkins appreciates the occasional squooshing of hearts, but in a good way.
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that you should, and I feel like that goes double when you’re creating a monster. There are so many tools available now to film the transformation of a person into an unholy creature of the night, and yet some of […]
It’s been far too long since we last discussed an Indian snake movie on the Gutter, so today I bring you Tum Mere Ho (Hindi, 1990). In essence this is a tale of star-crossed lovers sandwiched in what Indian cinema calls a mythological, a story about deities, displays […]
It’s October, and at this, the Halloweeniest of times, my mind reliably turns to Tim Burton. It will be an especially Tim Burton Halloween for us this year because my son has decided he wants to dress up as one of the gorgon twins from Miss Peregrine’s Home […]
One of the random questions on OkCupid dating profiles is whose closet you would like to raid, and one of the folks I chatted with recently gave the most excellent answer of Tilda Swinton. Somehow I imagine her closet leads to a hallway with many doors, through which […]