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…”
At Pornokitsch, The Gutter’s own dame with a shady past Carol writes about five films noir. “Do you want to watch some film noir? I hope so, because I have five films to suggest. Films about dames gone wrong, poor doomed saps, murders, sex and modern knights errant.”
Remezcla has a gallery of Lourdes Grobet’s portraits of luchadores with their families and a bit of an interview with her. (Yes, the luchadores are in their masks and often wearing suits or casual wear, which is the best thing). (Thanks, Matt!) “Father and warrior, the masked wrestler is the perfect metaphor for the duality […]
The Library of Congress has scans of José Guadalupe Posada broadsheet illustrations, including many calaveras for your enjoyment!
The New Yorker has a profile of Saúl Armendáriz, the luchador Cassandro, and his fellow exóticos of lucha libre. “Exóticos have been around since the nineteen-forties. At first, they were dandies, a subset of rudos with capes and valets. They struck glamour-boy poses and threw flowers to the audience. As exóticos got swishier and more […]
The Gutter’s own Carol invaded The Infernal Brains podcast to discuss space ladies with Todd from Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill! and Tars Tarkas from TarsTarkas.net.
‘In her excellent and morbidly fascinating book Necropolis: London and Its Dead, author Catharine Arnold describes in detail the subterranean presence of corpses found throughout the British capital. To no small extent, she makes clear, dead bodies were basically buried everywhere, to the point that, as Arnold pithily states, ‘London is one giant grave.”’ More […]
Messy Nessy Chic has a gallery showcasing Frida Kahlo’s fashion and it’s relationship to her life and work. And you can see her dresses, corsets, headpieces, jewellery and other articles on display in Mexico City at the Museo Frida Kahlo until Nov. 22, 2013. (Thanks, K.A. Laity!)
Filmmaker and writer Aaron Soto discusses the history of Mexploitation cinema with Miguel Rodriguez on Monster Island Resort Podcast!
It seems like when people think of comics, they think of superheroes, but there was a long time when crime and comics were synonymous. And now it seems like some of the best comics around are crime books. There’s a new golden age, a new crimewave in comics. I’ve been meaning to write about it, […]
Trailers for this year’s Midnight Madness programme! Dredd 3D; Seven Psychopaths; The Lords of Salem teaser from a Rob Zombie concert; ABCs of Death; The Bay; and the much anticipated, John Dies at the End. No One Lives; Hellbenders; Aftershock; and Child’s Play/Come Out and Play are all playing Midnight Madness, but I haven’t found […]
A panoramic view of a recently excavated room in the Mayan city of Xúltun. (Thanks, Mike!)
A complete short documentary on the brilliant Mexican illustrator and satirist, Jose Guadalupe Posada from the Academic Film Archive. It includes both his calavera (or skeleton) and non-calavera prints.
14 Badass Women of the Pulp Era from around the world.
Daniel Raeburn’s excellent comic series, The Imp, is now available as a pdf.
La Pantera Negra is on the prowl in this trailer for Iyari Werrta’s stylish tribute to 1950s and 1960s Mexican films. Catsuits! Fedoras! Flying saucers! Suspenso! (via SF Signal).
Another version of the Machete trailer. This time, it’s Lego.
¡Comics Alliance celebrates Cinco de Mayo with el Santo comics and a roundtable discussion of Hellboy in Mexico–including at least one poster from an el Santo movie!
Happy Cinco de Mayo from Danny Trejo, Robert Rodriguez and Machete with this special edition trailer for Machete. Includes Cheech Marin, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson and Steven Segal, plus special greetings for the state government of Arizona!
Decade by decade, the Movie Morlocks look at 100 years of cinematic horror, starting with the 1910 silent, Frankenstein.
Symbol. It’s a metaphysical, lucha-loving film by Hitoshi Matsumoto. It’s especially funny if you’ve seen art films with a someone sitting in a plain white room.keep looking »