Short Ends and Leader

July 2009

‘Loop’ is a Savage Political Satire

No matter the culture, no matter the country, politics is farce. It’s the crazed game playing of people so drunk on power that they

‘Fall’ Is An Effective End of the World Thriller

It’s a classic “what if” scenario. You live a troubled life in a small Spanish town. Your mother hounds you over your lack of

‘Alice’ in Blunderland?

With the 'Net abuzz with news of a recently released teaser trailer for the upcoming Disney effort (March 2010 is the proposed time frame for its debut), it's interesting to note what this new version of Alice is… and is not.

Combat Shock: The Tromasterpiece Collection

Here's a look at the amazing Tromasterpiece Collection 2 Disc DVD set for the brilliant Buddy Giovinazzo's film Combat Shock, aka American Nightmare.

Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Shirin’

A delightful, experimental discovery from the master of Iranian cinema...

Improving On Perfection: Watchmen - Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)

Watchmen: Director's Cut is released today in both a Standard DVD and Blu-ray Edition. The film can also be seen On Demand, and ordered from ITunes

How the Flighty Have Fallen: ‘Brüno’ and 72%

Broken down into five recognizable trends, here are some reasons why Brüno won't be Borat, or even Paul Blart: Mall Cop for that matter.

Coraline - 2 Disc Collector’s Edition (2009): Blu-ray

We critics are often accused of celebrating the theatrical experience to the detriment of those who can only afford (or socially tolerate) the home video

300 - The Complete Experience (2006): Blu-ray

How do you celebrate a seminal moment in cinema? How to do you mark the instant when the medium changed irrevocably, introducing new artistic rudiments

‘Uninvited’ is an Unwelcome Horror Houseguest

Sometimes, a horror film is its own worst enemy. While that may sound cliché, no other cinematic genre shoots itself in the foot as readily

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//Mixed media

'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

// Moving Pixels

"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

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