Short Ends and Leader

April 2009

Critical Confessions: Part 16 - Just Google It

There’s a concerning discussion going on at one of the websites I write for (not this one, another), which has me thinking about the


No Means Ho: Debating ‘Observe and Report’‘s Most Controversial Scene

Rape? Or the Reality of Relationships circa 2009? Jody Hill's Observe and Report is being vilified over that very question.


Cinematic Titanic: Blood of the Vampires (2009)

To paraphrase a famous quote by one Homer J. Simpson, family is the cause of, and the solution for, all of life’s problems. Issues


‘Observe’ Mines Humor Out of Pain, Peculiarity

It’s safe to say that, somewhere down the line, Jody Hill is going to make a truly f*cked-up masterpiece. He’s going to


The Last of the Independents?: An Interview with Troma’s Evan Husney

Times are tough for true independent films. Just ask Troma. The leading purveyor of outside the mainstream art has just had one of its best


Adventureland: Bastards of Young

A loping comedy of displacement that snaps off dozens of easy laughs without breaking a sweat, Adventureland transcends the indie comedy trap by dint of not being content merely to capture its milieu but to animate it.


Surround Sound: Passive-Aggressive

Monsters vs. Aliens / Crank: High Voltage / Sunshine Cleaning


In Celebration of Seaver: Terror at Bloodfart Lake/ Deathbone - Third Blood Part VII

Has it really been ten years since Chris Seaver, the savant of homemade horror comedies, first introduced us to the world of Low Budget Pictures?


Oh No! It’s Brüno!

Oh boy - here we go again. It’s been a little less than three years since UK trickster Sacha Baron Cohen has been out


The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

As a rule of cinematic thumb, in the CG genre, there’s Pixar…and then there’s everyone else. Or sure, some studios - Fox,


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On Truth and Dark Turns in 'Tickled'

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"The tickling wormhole seems to be getting deeper...

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