The Gutter’s own Carol is out rolling the rubes and getting a bone-weary, disillusioned private detective to play the sap for her. In the meantime, in honor of Noirvember, enjoy her piece on the Wachowski Sister’s 1996 neo-noir, Bound. This month is Gutterthon, aka, Hellcats of the Gutterthon, […]
Bound (1996) starts with an excellent practical effect title shot, then the camera moves to a woman, tied up in another woman’s closet, as we hear voices talking about money, theft, time and a plan. You can tell it’s not her closet because she is very butch and […]
Abby Denson joins Christine and Emily on The Feminine Critique to talk about Speed Racer. “Buckle up! We’re back to discuss a pair of ridiculously fun and colorful gems. The delightful artist/author Abby Denson joins Christine and Emily to tackle 1984’s sci-fi musical Voyage of the Rock Aliens […]
Racebending and Hyperallergic discuss the racism and lack of critical response to racism in Cloud Atlas‘ use of “colorblind casting.” Mike Le responds to the trailer: Ultimately…my belief is that Cloud Atlas will eventually be viewed through the same lens as films like The Good Earth, Birth of a […]
Bound, Matrix and Cloud Atlas co-director, Lana Wachowski talks about growing up trans, suicide, and becoming a role model in her speech accepting the Visibility Award at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual gala dinner. The transcript is here.
It’s been just over a year since I became a partner in the Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa’s oldest operating cinema. We’ve shown a lot of films in that time (we average about 40 a month), and I’ve written the synopsis for almost every one.