I don’t think I have to tell you that pro wrestlers are a generally mercurial bunch. You pretty much have to be in order to exist between the real and unreal worlds where pro wrestling resides, that blurred-line known as Kayfabe*. Of these profoundly odd men and women, […]
This month’s Guest Star is Sachin Hingoo, a Toronto-based writer and editor at BiffBamPop.com. ~~~ What then is a ‘bastard’ for this audience composed in part, we are told, of people who are themselves outside the rules of society? Essentially someone unstable, who accepts the rules only when […]
Minoru Kawasaki’s Neko Ramen Taisho (2008) is the classic story of a son trying to prove himself to his father and his father’s desire to recreate his son in his own image. Except Taisho, aka William Thomas Jefferson III, is a cat who makes ramen, and his father, […]
Every April at the Gutter, the editors write about something outside their usual domains. This month Comics Editor Carol Borden writes about movies. ~~~ This is not even close to a full retrospective, because while Minoru Kawasaki doesn’t have a huge number of films, many of them are […]
Sad you couldn’t make the New York Asian Film Festival this year with all its pink films, Minoru Kawasaki and Wai Ka-Fai? It’s time to do something about it. Something sedentary, like watch the Q&A and festival fun from the comfort of your sofa or at your desk.
The New York Asian Film Festival wants to help you escape joblessness, global pandemics and despair. Why don’t you let it? (Info here).