Short Ends and Leader

September 2016

Spread the News Silently: ‘Dr. Mabuse’ and ‘The Captive’

Fritz Lang and Cecil B. DeMille couldn't have done it without their female collaborators.


TIFF 2016: ‘LBJ’, ‘Message from the King’ and ‘Blue Jay’

Of Presidents and high-school lovers: TIFF 2016 ends with misunderstood leaders, missing family, and missing the past.


Bad Bedside Manners in ‘The Horrible Dr. Hichcock’

Perverse and perfervid and splendidly overripe.


TIFF 2016: ‘Deepwater Horizon’, ‘Moonlight’, ‘Carrie Pilby’ and ‘The Magnificent Seven’

Kids in America: Day 7 at TIFF stays firmly in the land of the brave for two very different coming-of-age stories, an oil disaster and plenty of shooting.


TIFF 2016: ‘The Ornithologist’ and ‘Goldstone’

Escaping the city: Day 6 wandered off towards trials and tribulations in Portuguese forests and the Australian outback


Make Something Called ‘Cat People’, and Make It Cheap

Val Lewton turned a B assignment into a spooky classic about a woman's fear of her own sexuality.


TIFF 2016: ‘Denial’, ‘La La Land’ and ‘Jackie’

Best Picture and Best Actress nominees? Day 5 dipped into 20th century history for Holocaust deniers, musicals and a famous First Lady.


Guys & Dolls & Stiffs in ‘Stop, You’re Killing Me’

A slight case of murder gets even slighter in this '50s remake.


TIFF 2016: ‘Sami Blood’, ‘Planetarium’, and ‘(re)Assignment’

Pushing the limits: Toronto International Film Festival 2016 brings persecution, psychics and dubious action concepts to audiences.


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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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