Alexandra West is interviewed by Andrew Nayman about her new book, Films of the New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity. West puts films like Martyrs, Inside / L’Interieur , Frontier(s), Trouble Every Day and Twentynine Palms in the context of French history, politics and the history […]
The line-up for this year’s Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival has been announced: Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire; Iko Uwais and Julie Estelle return in Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel’s Headshot; Morgan Spurlock’s Rats; Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe; Adam […]
Open Culture has all eight issues of Dada (1971-21) and you can download them! “Edited by [Tristan] Tzara and including his manifesto in issue 3, the magazine ‘served to distinguish and define Dada in the many cities it infiltrated,’ writes the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘and allowed its […]
This week our friends at the Projection Booth watch Georges Franju’s Eyes Without A Face, “an atmospheric ‘anguish story’ about a young woman who’s lost her face and the overbearing father who works to give her a new one.”
At the New York Times, Joseph Loconte discusses “How J. R. R. Tolkien found Mordor on the Western Front.”
The Gutter’s own Carol was invited back on the Projection Booth (again!) to discuss Hard To Be A God (2013) and Hard To Be A God (1989), along with the 1963 novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky.