Michael Aguilar discusses The Giant Claw and making the stop motion wonder of “Godzilla 2014 vs. The Giant Claw, Part I!” (Thanks, Kate!)
In a 1988 Sight And Sound interview, Patricia Highsmith talks about film adaptations of her novels, from Strangers On A Train (1950) to The American Friend (1977)
Tony Zhou has a new video up at Every Frame A Painting. This time, he looks at Buster Keaton and, “The Art Of The Gag.”
At Dirge Magazine, friend of the Gutter Less Lee Moore writes about the cinema of Richard Kern. “My introduction to Richard Kern was an issue of Spin magazine from the mid-1980s. Having recently fallen under the spell of the feral pleasures of Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel – a.k.a. JG Thirlwell – I was intrigued by […]
Art Of The Title looks the opening credits for The Man In The High Castle, True Detective and at Momentum, Alex Maragos interviews Andrew Geraci about making the opening credits for House Of Cards.
‘The recent rise of Native-produced sci-fi films is more than an academic fascination. These diverse set of films have the power to not only help us to reimagine our assumptions about the futures of Indigenous peoples, but also to serve as a cultural mirror enabling us to reassess the Western sci-fi futures we have internalized. […]
The Atlantic profiles Max Von Sydow. “For a significant portion of his six decades onscreen, he has been the greatest actor alive. Now, in his 87th year on Earth, he may be on the verge of becoming a pop-culture icon. In December, he’ll be seen in Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens, in a role […]
The Media Digital History Library has so many media magazines–film, drama and radio reviews from 1894! So many magazines! Old movie weirdos and old time radio enthusiasts, rejoice!
At Autostraddle, Sara Century writes about why Lesbian vampire movies are terrible and totally amazing. “As heterosexual vampire stories had their origin in the fear of female sexuality, displayed clearly in novels like Dracula which consistently robbed its female characters of sexual autonomy throughout the narrative, lesbian vampire stories are clearly based in the insecurity […]
The moons have aligned and given me the opportunity to slip two October articles in, which means you get (or are inflicted with) a third installment of the ongoing series Punching Cthulhu in the Face, a look at the many ways H.P. Lovecraft’s cosmic horror has been corrupted and misunderstood by other writers. And this […]
The Projection Booth kindly invited the Gutter’s own Carol to join Mike White for a discussion of Amy Berg’s An Open Secret, a sad and enraging documentary about the exploitation and sexual abuse of children in the entertainment industry. Mike also interviews producer Gabe Hoffman about the film.
Read stories, essays and excerpts from Lightspeed magazine’s “Women Destroy Science Fiction” issue, which just happened to win a 2015 British Fantasy Award!
At Bitch Media, Sara Century writs about Queer women in horror. “The first horror films to feature queer female characters are some of the first films of any kind to portray queer women.”
Dark Matters has video of director James Wong discussing how Charlie Chaplin’s biography influenced The X-Files’ episode, “Home”–and a lot more.
The Gutter’s own Carol writes about cat demon ladies and the enduringly eerie Kaneto Shindo film, Kuroneko, at Teleport City.
At TCM’s Movie Morlocks blog, Kimberly Lindbergs writes about 10 horror films directed by women. “I’ve been enjoying a lot of [TCM’s] Trailblazing Women programming myself but since we’re in the middle of Schocktober, I thought I’d set aside some time to highlight some of my favorite horror films and thrillers directed by women who […]
Art News shares 12 artist cameos on tv shows. (Thanks, Ami!)
The Vinyl Factory has an interactive timeline of women in electronic music from Ada Lovelace to the 2014 Ada Project–with links to recommended listening.
At The Brattle Film Notes, Kerry Fristoe writes about The Road Warrior and Lord Byron’s poem, “Darkness,” in “The Road Warrior or Mad Max and Lord Byron Walk into a Bar…”
Every October I like to write about something spooky. I’ve written about Frankenstein and Dracula, dead girls and dread, mummies and mutant sea creatures. This year, I thought I’d write about werewolves, but it didn’t work out. I considered Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko’s Torso, but Eliot Ness pursuing a Cleveland serial killer in […]
At Actionland, Heroic Sister Achillesgirl writes about subtitling the 1964 wuxia film, Buddha Palm. And she provides you with the subtitles and a link to the film!keep looking »