“Hong Kong director Tsui Hark’s debut film, The Butterfly Murders, didn’t make much of a dent on the box office when it was released in July 1979, but it did garner some good reviews. Today it is regarded as a minor masterpiece for its creative and unique approach to […]
“When I met Ann Carter in 2007 during the filming of a documentary about Hollywood producer Val Lewton, she was seventy years old, more than six decades removed from her starring role in Lewton’s The Curse of the Cat People. The experience was beyond my dreams: meeting a […]
At Film School Rejects, “Joe Alves sets the Record Straight on the Supposedly Inoperable Shark of Jaws.”
Director Cathy Yan breaks down the club scene in Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2019). “According to the director, capturing the molly party that ensues required multiple camera handoffs, in a cinematic feat of coordination that begins at the 1:15 mark above. […]
Hey, it’s a conversation with John Crye, a storyteller, author and former Newmarket creative executive who worked on Momento, Velvet Goldmine, The Prestige and Donnie Darko among others. He’s also a good friend of the Gutter!
It’s a featurette on matte painting at Industrial Light and Magic! There’s a Star War or two…