It’s annual list time where I share things I liked in the last year. I usually try to write about things I haven’t written about before, but the world is not what it was and perhaps next year I will be back to that or perhaps on to […]
Japan Times profiled Seizo Fukumoto, an actor who specialized in ugly deaths in period samurai movies. “As a young actor, one of Fukumoto’s own role models was not a martial artist at all but Charlie Chaplin….’I thought the way he fell was great. He went down with a […]
The Japan Times interviews Shinya Tsukamoto about his new film, Killing. “’As I took in the current state of the world, I had an urge to let out (the film) like a scream. The act of killing in the Edo Period (1603-1868) was quite normal. I found many […]
This week Trailers from Hell celebrates the films of Akira Kurosawa. First up, director Brian Trenchard-Smith discusses Rashomon (1950) in just over the time it takes to play the trailer.
Actress Isuzu Yamada has died. Yamada worked with a range of directors including, Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Mikio Naruse, Yasujiro Ozu and Kinji Fukasaku. The New York Times has an obituary. The Gutter remembers her with a scene of her performances as Lady Washizu in Throne of Blood. […]
The Gutter’s own Carol was kindly invited to discuss director Kaneto Shindo and his ghostly films, Onibaba and Kuroneko on Monster Island Resort Podcast. If you’re curious, feel free to listen here.