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, […]
It’s an older piece on Stephen Chow and Hong Kong by Daphne K. Lee at Popula. “As a filmmaker, Stephen Chow is not responsible for the helplessness that has permeated Hong Kong, but he is the symbol of a nostalgic era. The king of comedy, who shaped and […]
Our friends at Neon Harbor talk about about an Egyptian remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Anyab / Fangs (1981) on the latest episode of Deja View.
Last month, I wrote about British (and a little pre-People’s Republic Chinese) censorship of Hong Kong movies and the ways that wuxia and kung fu movies in particular got around British control of political speech. And now, with wuxia and kung fu movies seemingly all nationalistic, dissent has […]
Every April, we like to switch things up at the Gutter, with the editors writing about something outside their domains. This week, Comics Editor Carol writes about subtitles, censorship and Hong Kong cinema. ~~~ I don’t remember the first kung fu movie I ever watched. I am terrible […]
Steven Heller writes about Maurice Sendak and treating “children like the intelligent little animals that we know they are.”