For this year’s Switcheroo Month, I decided to write about a lesser known film by one of the most reputable directors around—Akira Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well (1960). Set in then contemporary mid-Twentieth Century Japan, The Bad Sleep Well is the story of Koichi Nishi (Toshiro Mifune) seeking […]
April is Switcheroo Month at the Gutter. The time when Gutter Editors write something outside their domains. This year we’re writing about reputable art. ~~~ It’s hard to say what’s reputable and disreputable anymore. Things are not what they were when the Cultural Gutter was founded in 2003, […]
Friend of the Gutter Kimberly Lindbergs has put together a collection of of her pieces on Asian film artists at Cinebeats! “May is Asian Heritage Month or to be more exact, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate I decided to collect links to some of […]
Open Culture has a list of Akira Kurosawa’s favorite films. Well, at least 100 of them. (There are probably more).
Our friends at The Projection Booth watch Yojimbo and discuss it, Fistful of Dollars, Red Harvest and so much more!
Previously on Cahiers du Cannon, Guest Star Jessica Ritchey wrote about Castaway (1986) and Street Smart (1987). One of the queasier aspects of life in the early 21st century is the internet’s ability to annoint a hero and tear them to pieces minutes later. Someone is found to […]