I attended the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival remotely, but with a press card in my cap and a matcha latte in my hand. I was disappointed I did not get a chance to see the movie I was most looking forward to, Wai Ka-Fai’s new film starring Sean Lau Ching-Wan, Detective vs Sleuths (Hong […]Read More The Gutter’s Own Carol Goes to Fantasia 2022!
This year I was fortunate enough to be given press credentials for the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival. I will be writing about what I watch here and at the Cultural Gutter in Notes and in a final round-up piece in August. ~~~ Kato (Narita Ryo) is a screenwriter. You might not have heard of […]Read More Fantasia 2022: Convenience Story (Japan, 2022)
There are so many events happening at Fantasia 2022 between July 14 and August 3, including world and North American film premieres, a tribute to John Woo, and a special screening series as part of a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Kier-La Janesse’s book, House of Psychotic Women (2012). And, you might not have […]Read More The cultural Gutter Goes to Fantasia 2022!
Spookoween 2021 continues with more films from the Nightstream Festival. There’s also cats, vampires, demons, draculas, more women and their daughters in the woods who you should really just leave alone! And there are mannequins, daughters kept away from society, men with no situational awareness, trauma, grief, and a lot of people stuck in family […]Read More Spookoween 2021: 31 Days of Horror, Part II
The pandemic has resulted in a year of film festivals here at the Gutter, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Hong Kong Filmart and now Nightstream and the Brooklyn Horror Festival. The Gutter’s own Angela and I attended Nightstream with press cards in the bands of our fedoras and passes clipped to our lanyards. You […]Read More Carol goes to Nightstream and the Brooklyn Horror Festival 2021!