Short Ends and Leader

January 2016

Nightmare Visions in ‘The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films’

The mechanical, the insectile and the organically gooey world of beautiful ugliness in Brothers' Quay films.


Do Look Back: A Baker’s Dozen for Your Swinging ‘60s Film Fest

Are you in the mood to be retro-hip? Do you get the urge to be mod and pop, '60s style? Sure you do.


December 2015

French Filmmaker Julien Duvivier Is Ripe for Rediscovery

All four films in Criterion's Julien Duvivier in the Thirties present a sour, self-critical image of French civilization, and do it with finesse.


The Year’s Best Science Fiction Movie Wasn’t ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is a darkly funny and philosophical cyberpunk locked-room thriller that tangles with the greatest sci-fi puzzle: What does it mean to be human?


‘Wind Across the Everglades’ Blows Hot and Cold

This film offers a unique time, setting and theme, one that hasn't dated even if the brawling robust tone has.


Gumshoe Expressionism in ‘Murder, My Sweet’

A sexy, shadowy exchange between a tall blonde and a hard-core classic film collector sum up the merit of this movie.


Bloody Good Terror the English Way: ‘The Quatermass Xperiment’ and ‘Burn Witch Burn’

Brian Donleavy shouts and Peter Wyngarde wears pyjamas in these two British horror classics.


We Wish You a Silent Christmas

Fans of silent cinema might bug Santa for these.


Climb the Highest Mountain: ‘The Epic of Everest’

This silent documentary still looks (and sounds) great.


This ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Falls Short as a Tall Tale

The last (and least) of Gene Kelly's experiments with animation.


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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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