Tag: Los Angeles

Laura Dern in the Lynchverse

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at some of Laura Dern’s most iconic roles in the Lynchverse. “By the time her Blue Velvet ‘audition’ rolled around in 1986, Dern was only 16 but had been acting since childhood, accompanying her mom (acclaimed actor Diane Ladd) on films […]

Lois Weber’s Suspense

At Syfy, friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes about Lois Weber and Philip Smalley’s Suspense (1913) and its impact on horror ever since. Lois Weber and Philip Smalley’s Suspense might only clock in at barely over ten minutes, but for the earliest run of home invasion films, […]

Vanguard 2016 Line Up

Here’s the line-up for the 2016 Vanguard program at the Toronto International Film Festival: Message from the King; Nelly; Colossal; Interchange; I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House; Godspeed; My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea; Buster’s Mal Heart; Without Name; Prevenge; The Bad […]

Kungfu-Powered Afrocyberpunk Pulp

I came across Steven Barnes’ Streetlethal the way I come across most things: by accident, while looking for something else. Rereading William Gibson’s Neuromancer (and its two sequels, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive) got me on a kick of rereading not just the rest of Gibson’s oeuvre, […]

“Dark Matters with Jaime Hernandez”

Comics creator Jaime Hernandez talks with Dark Matters about The Love Bunglers and his career. “Along with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, pioneering underground comics artist/writer Jaime Hernandez has been a unique and unapologetically Latino voice in comics since 1981. With an influential and beloved body of work […]