Short Ends and Leader

July 2016

Double Take: ‘The Public Enemy’ (1931)

Maybe The Public Enemy is a swell dish. Or maybe it ain't so tough. The Steves take on the classic tale of beer and blood.


Double Take: ‘Sideways’ (2004)

In Sideways, the two Steves find hints of satire, legs of oaky '70s cinema, a bouquet of gender commentary, and a chewy finish.


A Gaggle of Ghosts, a Brace of Bamboo, ‘A Touch of Zen’

King Hu's martial arts masterpiece is a long, moody, beautiful, unpredictable film.


Double Take: Dr. Strangelove (1964)

With its obvious satire of male aggression and its parallel with today's news headlines, why aren't students 'getting' this classic ultimate black comedy?


New Additions to Netflix Worth Watching in July

This month’s additions to Netflix’s roster are precisely the kind of fare one expects for summer: nostalgic fan favorites, Classic Hollywood romcoms, and easy '80s action flicks.


‘The Daughter of Dawn’ Is a Rare Native American Romance

The Comanches are the bad guys; the Kiowas are the good guys, and love conquers all in this previously lost film from the '20s.


10 Great Films Available to Stream This July

For those wanting a little more variety in their viewing diet, we’ve selected ten quality films coming this month to some of the most popular streaming platforms


That’s Keaton, Buster: The Complete Silent Shorts

These 32 shorts are often ingenious and for some reason rely frequently on cross-dressing.


June 2016

‘99 River Street’ Feints and Punches

This noir throws several clever misdirections at the viewer.


‘Fantastic Planet’ Is a Fantastic Film of Surreal Hallucination

Being blue never looked so good as one of the most important animated features for adults is gorgeously restored.


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The Bric-a-Brac of Games

// Moving Pixels

"In gaming generally, relevant and irrelevant objects are forever separated because mixing them up might be too confusing for the player.

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