Tag: adaptation

Saving the World with Doom Patrol

“I don’t know what I should have done. I never had to save the world before.” ~ Rita Farr Somewhere in west central Ohio, Black drag diva Maura Lee Karupt (Alan Mingo, Jr.) confronts a man, maybe the Man. He is there to enforce normalcy. He considers anyone […]

“My 1000th Indian Film”

The Gutter’s own Beth writes about the 1000th Indian film she’s watched, Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987), a remake of North By Northwest (1959). “Even at only 5 minutes in, I knew I had made the right decision. What followed is not only a solid adaptation of the Hitchcock […]

Watching Annihilation with The Feminine Critique

Our friends Emily Intravia and Christine Makepeace watch Annihilation (2018) at The Feminine Critique. “Christine and Emily…step into the shimmer, delving deep into Alex Garland’s 2018 sci-fi thinker Annihilation. That’s after a full hour of past watches, including a spoiler-filled argument over the merits of Happy Death Day […]

“Tom Ripley’s Film Career”

Friend of the Gutter Kate Laity considers Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley and his career on film at Punk Noir magazine. “Tom Ripley was by all accounts her favourite character, one she identified with to the extent that she signed a letter to a friend ‘Pat H, alias Ripley’ […]

The Great Ability of Miles Morales

I’ll try to do this without too many plot elements, but be aware, there will be plot elements in my piece. Near the beginning of Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Miles Morales father says to Miles, while driving him to school, “With […]