Category: Screen

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 in […]

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, […]

It’s a Dead Man’s Party

It’s one of my favorites and I own at least three versions, but 1959’s classic House on Haunted Hill has always felt a little more like a haunted hayride than a movie to me. I bet the shade of showman architect William Castle cackles around his cigar at that. […]