At Vulture, Sam Adler-Bell considers recent ‘Eat the Rich ‘ movies including The Menu (2022), Triangle of Sadness (2022), Glass Onion (2022), and Parasite (2019). “The true villains of our time are ensconced in cocoons of comfort, immune to accountability. They enjoy their lives; they are not burdened […]
Our friends at the Projection Booth watch Karen Shakhnazarov’s Zerograd (1986). “The film stars Leonid Filatov as Aleksei Varakin, he’s from a Moscow Mechanical Plant and comes to a small town to meet with a man about air conditioners. He soon finds himself in an absurdist nightmare where […]
At Monstrous Industry, the Gutter’s own Carol Borden writes a bit about Karen Shakhnazarov’s absurd satire/mystery, Zerograd / Zero City (1998). “Zerograd is a film that requires a lot of pondering–especially in its presentation of the implications of distorting history, personal and otherwise. And it requires some thought […]
NPR interviews The Onion‘s head writer, Mike Gillis, on writing an amicus curiae brief for the US Supreme Court that outlines the importance of parody. “He wrote most of the arguments and jokes, then The Onion‘s lawyers bulked it up with legal precedent and historical context in what […]
The Gutter’s own Carol watches Peter Strickland’s new movie, Flux Gourmet (UK, 2022)! Sonic Catering! Sounds generated by food preparation! Art collectives! Gwendoline Christie in magnificent outfits! Digestive issues! Read more here.
Here’s the line-up for this year’s Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival! If you can’t make it to the screenings, make sure to keep an eye out for these films when the come to streaming or a theater near you: Eric Appel’s Weird: The Al […]