What if James Bond went to Bombay in the late 1970s and wasn’t so much a secret agent as a stylist and interior designer for a particularly aesthetics-oriented villain? The plot of Shaan has very little to do with any of the Bond films that I can remember. […]
What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]
Elaan may be the most fantastic and under-appreciated movie of 1971. It’s exactly the kind of film I live in fear of running out of someday: loony, exuberant, stylish, exciting, and fun. It might not exactly count as an example of standard Hindi cinema mix of action, comedy, […]
At Loser City, friend of the Gutter Nick Hanover looks at Steve Gerber and J. J. Birch’s comics miniseries, Foolkiller. “Before the Foolkiller was given a maxi-series, the character had been a fringe background character in Gerber’s Man-Thing, lasting all of two issues before dying. This incarnation of […]
The Gutter’s own Beth has once again set up Filmi March Madness! This year vote for your favorite Vamps and Villainesses! Vote in the sweet sixteen round here!
“Why is it that I can easily remember the faces and voices of female cartoon villains, but if asked about female cartoon heroes, all I can remember is the clothes?” More on cartoon villainesses from Sarah Gailey at Tor.com. (Thanks, Adele!)
Previously on Cahiers du Cannon, Guest Star Jessica Ritchey wrote about Castaway (1986) and Street Smart (1987). One of the queasier aspects of life in the early 21st century is the internet’s ability to annoint a hero and tear them to pieces minutes later. Someone is found to […]