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)
I was fortunate enough to able to attend the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (HK Filmart) again this year. Among the panel discussions and analyses of trends–and one inquiry about whether I wanted to purchase rights to a documentary–I was lucky enough to see five movies: Black Substance / Substance Noire (France, 2021); […]Read More The Gutter’s Own Carol Goes to Hong Kong Filmart 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