At Smithsonian Magazine, Fritzi Kramer writes about the importance of recovering lost silent films. Read it here. “These lost films have a resonance beyond film history. They might offer historians an opportunity to see historical figures like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Teddy Roosevelt. They might feature real […]
The Civil Rights Movement archive has a link to the 1957 comic that inspired the late Representative John Lewis, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. You can read it online here.
Friend of the Gutter Michelle Kisner writes about Nia DaCosta’s Candyman (2021)! “This new take on Candyman is a direct response to the first film, a mirror reflection running parallel with the themes of the original work. Where the 1992 film is from the viewpoint of a white […]
At RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz writes on the life and career of Clarence Williams III. “His ferocity burned holes in the screen, and filmmakers took advantage of that, casting him in roles that shook up the main character’s preconceived notions, rattled their complacency, and otherwise pushed their buttons.”
Friend of the Gutter Ashlee Blackwell has a lovely and powerful meditation on Candyman (1992) and hopes for Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s upcoming Candyman (2021) at Graveyard Shift Sisters. “Candyman has been a delicate enigma, a tale, a very tepid preoccupation of mine since I was ten. […]
At Okayplayer, Clarkisha Kent interviews Rachel True. “Amid the anniversary of The Craft, True spoke with Okayplayer about how the film attempted to tackle issues that are still prevalent today (however clunky), how her spiritual journey led her to pen and publish a hybrid memoir and tarot set, and her […]