Short Ends and Leader

February 2015

The 2015 SEALS - Short Ends and Leader’s Annual Film Awards

As the awards season prepares to wind down, Short Ends and Leader sizes up those not in Academy competition with our annual preferential picks.


In Memorial of American Sniper’s First Awards Season Victim: Unbroken

Clint Eastwood's look at Chris Kyle's legacy as American's deadliest marksman claimed its first Awards Season victim: the other war story.


Double Take: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)

Marishka had a little lamb, and everywhere that Ivan went Marishka seemed to go. This week's Double Take tries to untangle Sergei Parajanov's Soviet masterpiece of color, culture, and calamity.


‘Mother Is a Freshman’ Is a Study in Dwindling Fortitudes

This movie, which mines the dated territory of professor/student relationships, trivializes education while looking swank.


‘La Belle Captive’ Invades Your Dreams

This Alain Robbe-Grillet film can get under the skin of anyone susceptible to its languid spell.


Double Take: Do the Right Thing (1989)

Double Take looks back at a film that celebrated its 25th anniversary during another summer of strikingly similar violence.


The Peace Mission of ‘Drum Beat’ Involves a Lot of Killing

This Delmer Daves-helmed Western is a middling picture with a relatively progressive veneer for its time.


‘Sartana in the Valley of Death’ Is Missing a Protagonist

Even though this Valley of Death tips its hat to the classic spaghetti western Sartana character, he is nowhere to be found in the film. Based on how bad this is, that's probably for the best.


The 10 Oddest Couples in Movie History

Love might mean never having to say you're sorry, but for the ten unusual couples here, it also means not being "normal", either.


Double Take: The 400 Blows (1959)

Double Take turns its attention to François Truffaut's classic coming-of-age tale The 400 Blows, whose cinematic progeny includes the much-acclaimed Boyhood.


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