The following contains spoilers for every version of The Shining and both versions of its sequel Doctor Sleep. With a legendary, cross-genre publishing career pushing toward its fifth decade, Stephen King’s name has become a thing unto itself. It is adjectival; it has top billing; it is printing […]
Friend of the Gutter Jay Patrick shares some Christmas movie suggestions at the Netflix DVD blog. “‘Tis the season for festive libations, holiday cheer, crackling fires, and viewing your roster of holiday movies. Many of us have these yearly essentials, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add some […]
The Getty Museum explores the Queer legacy of 3909 Sunset Boulevard. “Now designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, the address is most remembered as the site of The Black Cat, which opened as a gay bar in 1966 with a pool table and a jukebox stocked with […]
Catch a free, online screening of King Hu’s classic wuxia film, Raining in the Mountain, via the University of Wisconsin Cinematheque! Then listen to a conversation about the film with film critic David Bordwell on their new Cinematalk podcast available here. “In a Ming Dynasty monastery, competing bands […]
Released in 1967, Farz is Hindi cinema’s first spy movie—well, it probably is, depending on how you define “spy.” Police inspectors in Bombay movies had been gathering information about criminal masterminds for years, but as far as I can tell, none of them is an agent of a […]
Ticklish Business podcast talks with film historian Fritzi Kramer, aka @MoviesSilently on Twitter, about silent film!