Category: Screen

The Spirit of the Holidays

We were about 30 minutes into watching Krampus (2015), and my husband looked up from his phone, furrowed brow. Confused, he told me the imdb entry didn’t list Joe Dante as the director. We had been wryly tagging examples of Dante’s brand of winsome ghoulishness for a third […]

Ankhen (1968)

  If you’re thinking “Hey, didn’t Cultural Gutter already do a piece on a wackadoodle Indian film about eyes starring the handsome and heroic Dharmendra?” you’re perfectly correct. But thanks to a career of over 300 films, producers apparently ran out of different words to use in the […]

What Looks Like Chaos

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” -Albert Einstein I am an orderly person, but I don’t love order for its own sake. I find beauty and happiness […]

Must See TV

Oh, SyFy, maybe you cancel everything I love, but I can’t quit you. On one hand, this is the network that has brought us several unasked-for Sharknadoes. On the other, it gave us The Expanse, which, to be fair, it also canceled, but just realizing a multilayered, dense, […]