Peter Strickland’s Flux Gourmet (UK, 2022) opens as a yet unnamed art collective enters a month long residency at the Sonic Catering Institute headed by Jan Stevens (a magnificently attired Gwendoline Christie). The collective is headed by Elle di Elle (Fatma Mohamed, a veteran of all Strickland’s feature films). Elle is a woman with vision, […]Read More Flux Gourmet (UK, 2022)
There are few things sketchier than sketchy highway rest stop bathrooms. I have seen my share, but nothing as sketchy as the one Wes stops at along Route 37 in Rebekah McKendry’s Glorious (USA, 2022). It could be Illinois. It could be New Jersey. I’m not sure it matters because this story is very much […]Read More Glorious (USA, 2022)
The Projection Booth Podcast’s Mike White kindly invited me on the show to talk about Umetsugu Inoue’s The Black Lizard (1962) with film critic Samm Deighan. We also discussed Kinji Fukasaku’s The Black Lizard (1968), starring drag and cabaret star Akihiro Miwa as the supercriminal the Black Lizard. The 1962 film is my favorite and […]Read More Carol talks about The Black Lizard (1962) on The Projection Booth
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. ~~~ Writer / director Satoshi Miki’s second movie* at Fantasia this year, What […]Read More Fantasia 2022: What To Do With The Dead Kaiju (Japan, 2022)