Short Ends and Leader

February 2009

Blaxploitation & ‘Slumdogs Can’t Have Dignity’ - A Critical Response to Indian Media Coverage

Unlike comic book superheroes, Slumdog hit a bit closer under our bellies with our eyes wide shut. Yet, now that “we” have had our eyes opened, will “we” place Third World poverty into another, more entertaining box?


The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970): Blu-ray

Some filmmakers wear their influences like a clandestine coat of arms. While they’ll never really admit it, they are clearly borrowing from the wealth


Oscar 2009 - Full Circle

Back in the late 1920s, when the fledgling Hollywood studios were looking for a way to further extend public awareness of their increasingly popular product,


SE&L’s Oscar Pre-Show

In a little less than 12 hours, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will finish up the 2008-9 awards season with the handing out


New Frontiersman TV Is Back on the Air!

In a little less than two weeks, America will be celebrating those costumed freaks known as the Watchmen. New Frontiersman TV is here to remind you that, sometimes, the greatest enemy is within. Stay tuned for more critical and eye-opening content.


The 2009 SEALS - Short Ends and Leader’s Annual Film Awards

It’s bandwagon jumping time, and since Hollywood is about ready to hand out its own brand of bewildering backslapping, the nearly three-year-old SE&


And the Winner Was WHAT?...10 More Oscar Blunders (Part 2)

Like the proverbial bar bet where everyone believes they’re right, pointing to Oscar and acknowledging the many missteps in reward judgment they’ve made


And the Winner Isn’t…10 Oscar Blunders Revisited (Part 1)

In preparation for Sunday's Oscar Ceremony, SE&L will be looking over the Show's history of poor selection, beginning with our original article from 2007. Tomorrow, look for more blunders, while Thursday will feature our own annual Short Ends and Leader Awards.


Defending ‘Friday the 13th’ (2009)

Outcasts rarely have a bully pulpit from which to preach. For the most part, those so afar from the maddening crowd are meant to stay


Feast III: The Happy Finish (2009)

John Gulager’s rise from wannabe filmmaker to creator of the fright-astic Feast series was only partially documented on the cinema-based reality series Project Greenlight.


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The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

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"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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