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)
The 2022 Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (HK Filmart) has virtual component and so I was fortunate enough to able to attend again this year. I will be writing longer essays about the films I see here and posting a film festival round-up at The Cultural Gutter. ~~~ The excellently named Valeria (played […]Read More Hong Kong Filmart 2022: Blue Eyes / Occhi Blu (Italy, 2021)
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, please consider contributing by clicking through the […]Read More From the Archives: Sometimes the Femme Fatale Wins
This year I went to the Toronto International Film Festival as an accredited cub reporter for the Soldier of Cinema website. By “went” I mean that I watched 16 films as part of the digital festival. You can read all my pieces here. I was most excited about seeing Jean Luc Herbulot’s Saloum and Arsalan […]Read More Carol Goes to the Toronto International Film Festival 2021!