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)
Since Horizon Forbidden West is still a relatively new game, I have tried hard not to reveal to many plot details in my piece. But I do discuss some, so if you don’t want to know anything about the story, maybe wait until after you’ve played the game. ~~~ Horizon Zero Dawn is one of […]Read More On Horizon Forbidden West and the End of Aloy’s Exile
Mad God (USA, 2022) opens with Wagnerian fanfare and a tower, the very image of the Tower of Babel, consumed by darkness. Then we are shown a piece of parchment with a quotation from Leviticus as the Mad God curses and scatters humankind. But it appears humankind resists this God and his curse. A soldier […]Read More Phil Tippett’s Mad God (USA, 2022)
Summer is nearly upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere and it is, to say the least, an uncertain time. I don’t know what your plans are. Maybe a camping trip. Maybe the beach. Maybe you feel safe traveling for vacation. Maybe you’re just going to the park sometimes. Maybe you’re organizing protests or a […]Read More Summer Fun time reading ’22