Tag: 1990s

The Tell-Tale Hearts

Today, Shimako Sato is probably best known as the writer-director behind several entries in the Unfair series, a Japanese action franchise in the mold of Die Hard, but in 1992, she was a new filmmaker, recently graduated from London Film School, and, like any true artist, inspired to […]

Back To The Wharf!

The Gutter’s own Carol has some thoughts on Li Xiaofeng’s neo-noir, Back To The Wharf! She has additional thoughts on censorship and Chinese crime films. “Back To The Wharf is one of a wave of Chinese crime dramas in recent years. These films make up for the bloated, […]

“In Praise of the Unfilmable Novel”

At GQ, Jason Diamond writes about Noah Baumbach’s White Noise (2022) and “the unfilmable novel.” “The funny thing about film adaptations of unfilmable novels, though, is how they age: while they tend to meet critical resistance upon release, something interesting happens after that. Often, the movie versions of […]