Tag: spirits

TIFF Midnight Madness 2019!

Here’s the line-up for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness program: Blood Quantum; Color Out of Space; Crazy World; First Love/ Hatsukoi; Gundala; The Platform / El Hoyo; Saint Maud; The Twentieth Century; The Vast of Night; and, The Vigil. See these films and brag about […]

The Act of Killing in Comics

For a while now I’ve been thinking about comic artists and writers of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. They were people directly affected by the wars and violence of their time. Some went on to create truly amazing and grisly horror and crime comics, in part reflecting on […]

“Billie Holiday on Swing Street”

At The Alcohol Professor, The Gutter’s own Keith writes about Billie Holiday in a fantastic two-part piece. Part one traces “the history of Billie Holiday and NYC nightlife through the Harlem Renaissance to Café Society.” Part two covers “Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and the jazz scene in New […]

Manga Eiga: Old Japanese Animation

The Japan Society had a program featuring Japanese animation from the 1910s-1940s.  Even if you missed it, you can still see some shorts —a beautiful 1929 silent featuring Tengu; sing along with a 1930 papercut animation village festival; an unfortunate butterfly from 1931; tricks between a fox spirit […]