Tag: gender

The Artful Crimes of the Black Lizard (1962)

“If you’re the perfect detective, then the perfect criminal must be out there.” ~ Mrs. Midorikawa The world would be a better place if there were more artful crimes, renowned detective Akechi Kogoro tells us in the opening of The Black Lizard (1962). There are too many heinous […]

Interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates

At Polygon, Ta-Nehisi Coates talks with Evan Narcisse about writing Black Panther, working with Marvel and more. “[T]here are people who make their living off of comic books. And I wish that Marvel found better ways to compensate the creators who helped make Black Panther Black Panther. I […]

“Looking Back & Hoping Forward”

Friend of the Gutter Ashlee Blackwell has a lovely and powerful meditation on Candyman (1992) and hopes for Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s upcoming Candyman (2021) at Graveyard Shift Sisters. “Candyman has been a delicate enigma, a tale, a very tepid preoccupation of mine since I was ten. […]

Sometimes the Femme Fatale Wins

Bound (1996) starts with an excellent practical effect title shot, then the camera moves to a woman, tied up in another woman’s closet, as we hear voices talking about money, theft, time and a plan. You can tell it’s not her closet because she is very butch and […]