Short Ends and Leader

July 2009

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


PREVIEW: Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’

A glimpse into director Lars von Trier's most-talked about film to date.


‘Disappeared’ is Intense, Unusual Ghost Story

While it may miss an opportunity here or there, The Disappeared is an eerie, entertaining effort.


‘Half-Blood Prince’ is First Rate Film

Thank God Harry Potter has finally grown up. With this particularly troubling episode under his belt, he's ready to take on anything.


Anatomy of a Remake: ‘REC’ vs. ‘Quarantine’

It’s a film criticism cliché - remakes suck. Sure, there are exceptions, but for the most part, taking an already established film and “updating”/“


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'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

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"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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