At Criterion, Steven Ryfle writes about director Ishiro Honda and Godzilla. “Ishiro Honda gathered his crew and gave them an ultimatum. He was about to put his career at risk, and he would only work with those who approached his current project—a movie about a radiation-spewing prehistoric reptile […]
“When I met Ann Carter in 2007 during the filming of a documentary about Hollywood producer Val Lewton, she was seventy years old, more than six decades removed from her starring role in Lewton’s The Curse of the Cat People. The experience was beyond my dreams: meeting a […]
“Also i just don’t know what hawkman’s deal is.” ~ Chip Zdarsky* “I love Hawkman and I know that people think I’m just being contrary or whatever but it’s actually because he wears a bird mask and hits people with a mace and is a wife guy.” ~ […]
At Criterion, Kim Morgan writes about Jean Arthur. “Arthur plays drunk to perfection [in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington]. The entire scene is brilliantly executed, performed with flawless comic timing, by both actors. She’s got to be comical while not being so ridiculous that the moment is simply […]
At KPBS, Beth Accomando interviews Jay Patrick about non-James Bond spy movies and Nora Flore about screwball comedies to watch during quarantine! (PS. They’re all friends of the Gutter, so’s you know).
At the LA Review of Books, Sarah Weinman writes about one of the finest–and most unfortunately overlooked–noir writers, Dorothy B. Hughes. “In a Lonely Place, which had then been re-released by The Feminist Press, blasted my mind open to new ways of reading. I wasn’t only enjoying the […]