Short Ends and Leader

January 2017

Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in ‘Medousa’

A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.


One for All and All for Doug: ‘The Three Musketeers’ Is a Fairbanks Star Vehicle

Douglas Fairbanks has charm in spades, or swords, and D'Artagnan's cross of naïve bumpkin and brash youth is a perfect role for him.


December 2016

Two Cursed Creatures: ‘The Undying Monster’ and ‘The Lodger’

John Brahm's handsome expressionist thrillers get Blu-ray upgrades.


‘Doc Savage’ and ‘Time After Time’, As Seen Through Older Eyes, Now

We can see, now, that Nicholas Meyer learned the lesson of George Pal's Time Machine, even if Pal didn't.


We’re ‘Children of Divorce’, We’re Doomed to Glamour!

Frank Lloyd's silent film explores how the other half suffers.


November 2016

Harelips and Dead Birds: Looking for Meaning in ‘Cosmos’

Zulawski's final film is a parody of romantic impulses.


Keep Off: ‘Private Property’ Takes a Dip in Adult Waters

In the early '60s, Hollywood was struggling to convey the idea that people now and then have sex.


Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2016: ‘Let Her Out’

There are moments that peek out from the general blandness of this film, moments that display artistry and the potential for something greater.


Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2016: ‘The Master Cleanse’

Making a film about juice cleansing doesn’t seem like the deepest mine of material, does it?


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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

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"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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