“If…other antihero shows played off the thrill that results from being able to do anything or take whatever one wants, then Breaking Bad is increasingly about how unpleasant that actually is in real life. Walt’s justifications for why he should have what he wants stem almost entirely from […]
Emily Nussbaum writes about the complexity of one phone call in Breaking Bad‘s “Ozymandias” episode.
Actress Karen Black has died. She’s best known to genre fans for her work in Trilogy Of Terror, but she also starred in Burnt Offerings, Airport 1975, Nashville, and Five Easy Pieces. The Vault of Horror remembers Black. The LA Times and New York Times have obituaries. And here […]
“The Wire, he said, was essentially a Greek tragedy.” More on that and on the way the story bled into reality at Slate.
Actor James Gandolfini has died. Gandolifini was probably best known as Tony Soprano in the tv series The Sopranos, but he performed on Broadway, was nominated for a Tony Award in The God of Carnage, and performed in films like True Romance, Get Shorty, The Mexican, The Man […]
Recent shenanigans The Cultural Gutter has been involved in: The lost Drive-In Mob Movie S.P.E.C.T.R.E. on Monster Island; a transcript of the Shaitani Dracula tweetalong organized by The Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit; and the ongoing Twitter game/story, “Tonight On Mad Men.”