I’ve been thinking about what “disreputable art” means in a time when nerds, fans, and geeks have won a kind of cultural hegemony. It was different when the Cultural Gutter was founded in 2003, before Iron Man (2008) launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Force awakened, and the […]
Rummaging around for a spooky film for my Gutter submission for October, I decided upon Kohraa, (“The Fog”), a 1964 Hindi adaptation of Rebecca. Rewatching Kohraa and Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940) back to back, I’m struck by how much more isolated the Indian protagonist is. Kohraa spends most of […]
The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins discusses Indian adaptations of Jane Austen’s work on Filmi Ladies! Watch here.
I attended the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival remotely, but with a press card in my cap and a matcha latte in my hand. I was disappointed I did not get a chance to see the movie I was most looking forward to, Wai Ka-Fai’s new film starring […]
The Gutter’s own Carol is reporting back from the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival with a review of Patrice Leconte’s Maigret (France / Belgium, 2022) Patrice Leconte’s Maigret was adapted from Georges Simenon’s Maigret & The Dead Girl / Maigret et la jeune morte (1954), one of the […]
The Gutter’s own Carol is reporting back from the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival with a review of The Girl From The Other Side (Japan, 2022): I almost don’t know what to say about Yutaro Kubo and Satomi Maiya’s The Girl From The Other Side (Japan, 2022). The […]