Nothing says epic romance like a timeless wonder of the ancient world! via GIPHY The popular cinemas of India face a unique problem when it comes to the escapism that makes a significant component of their recipes. If your characters need to get away, to dream, where should […]
The Gutter’s own Beth appears on Bollywood Is For Lovers to discuss Aag and Mera Naam Joker. She offers this preview: “1) one of these is a compelling artistic statement, 2) one is a solipsistic creepy slog, and 3) Dharmendra is a good candidate to wear a leotard.”
Watch all the interviews and Q&A’s from this year’s Midnight Madness program at TIFF. Friend of the Gutter interviews Jamie Lee Curtis, Suki Waterhouse, Vasan Bala, Peter Strickland, Keegan-Michael Key, Monica Bellucci and more! Plus, a marching band and is that Michael Myers in the historic Elgin Theatre?!
The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins watches Dilruba at Beth Loves Bollywood! “I’m going to tell you the best parts of this film right away. The first appears about a quarter of the way through, when we see the home of Diwan (Gogia Pashan), who not only has a […]
Friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes about horror in Bollywood at The Quint. “For a long time, haunting had a very defined pattern in Hindi cinema. Old mansions, deep woods, ruins, old forts – spooks always occupied spaces away from mainstream life. It was Ram Gopal Varma’s […]
At The Hindu, friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes about ghosts and Bollywood. “Hindi cinema has not used ghosts much outside the realm of horror films, and when it has, the theme hasn’t worked very well. For example, despite the star cast of Shah Rukh Khan and […]