Short Ends and Leader

May 2017

Pilot X Puts a Crimp on the Business in ‘The Mysterious Airman’

Mystery writer Arthur B. Reeve's influence in this film doesn't follow convention -- it follows his invention.


April 2017

Smudge and Jury: The Punk-Noir Pulp of ‘I, The Jury’

With all the roughneck charm of a '40s-era pulp novel and much style to spare, I, The Jury is a good, popcorn-filling yarn.


March 2017

Boston Underground Film Festival 2017: ‘Hounds of Love’

The captivity narrative in Hounds of Love explores the depths of a grisly co-dependence.


Boston Underground Film Festival 2017: ‘Fraud’

Fraud is not merely an economic crime, it's also the mode of being in the modern age.


‘The Chamber’ Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.


‘Two O’Clock Courage’ Is Only a Quarter to Noir

This is a solid minor crime lark that tips its fedora to basic noir tropes.


We Destroyed New York Long Ago With ‘Deluge’

Here's a rediscovery for fans of old-school physical effects and early science fiction talkies.


‘Something for Everyone’ Is an Early, Albeit Sinister, Example of Queer Cinema

Directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince, this film's provocative subject matter made it one of MPAA's earliest X-rated movies.


Ken Russell’s ‘The Boy Friend’ Razzle-Dazzles ‘em

Russell loves the homely spit-and-bailing-wire reality as much as the polished eye-popping fantasy of theatre.


Stuck in the Middle: Relationship Tangles in ‘Somewhere in the Middle’

This, here, is 90 minutes spent with the kinds of people you take special care to avoid in your workplace, your neighbourhood, or just about anywhere in your everyday life.


February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

// Moving Pixels

"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

READ the article