In the 1960s, Japan’s venerable Shochiku Studio, struggling to stay relevant amid changing times, threw up its arms and said, “Fine. Whatever!” and rapidly produced four profoundly weird science fiction and horror films: The Living Skeleton, Genocide, The X from Outer Space, and the oddest of all, Goke: Bodysnatcher from Hell.
“Sesame Street had had originally been conceived as a novel way of bringing remedial education into the homes of disadvantaged children, especially children of color. [Dr. Chester Pierce], though, saw a different kind of potential for a show like this: one that could directly counter and counteract the […]
“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 […]
Horror Editor Angela closes out our annual Switcheroo Month with some thoughts on Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. ~~~ As regular readers may remember from my near-constant referencing of it, I am a mother. That’s right; I’m responsible for the care and feeding of a 4-year-old girl child. […]
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).