Short Ends and Leader

August 2017

Will David Lynch Ever Make Ronnie Rocket?

With the Twin Peaks revival underway, perhaps the surrealist filmmaker will revisit his famously un-produced project.


‘Hopscotch’ is Anchored in Walter Matthau’s Playful, Irascible Personality

With his novel, Hopscotch, Brian Garfield challenged himself to write a suspenseful spy tale in which nobody gets killed.


How It Slips Away: ‘The Breaking Point’ Crosses Hemingway With Noir

Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.


Jerry Lewis - GENIUS!

In the wake of Jerry Lewis’ passing, we revisit this article from 2009 highlighting the legendary comedian’s movie-making.


Gremlins and the Housewife in ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

The house itself wants to pull the neurotic woman into its maw and absorb her whole as a literal housewife.


‘The Story of 90 Coins’ Tackles Imperfect Romance

Michael Wong’s critically-acclaimed short film debut turns on the charm and leaves us with a familiar question about relationships.


‘The Prowler’ Reveals the Horror of Getting What You Want

He carries the seeds of his own desperate, grasping, clammy doom...


Different Lies for Ourselves and Others ‘In the Shadow of Women’

Philippe Garrel channels Francois Truffaut his examination of adultery.


July 2017

Yes, It’s ‘Déjà Vu’ All Over Again

Here's a romantic reincarnation thriller whose plot twists and chronology perch it between The Reincarnation of Peter Proud and Dead Again.


‘The Female Animal’ Is Better Than She Seems

Film buffs interested in Hollywood's stealthy attempts to be more frankly sexual may enjoy The Female Animal.


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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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