Short Ends and Leader

November 2008

Bonding

He’s that old friend we hardly recognize anymore, that middle aged idol that’s, apparently, going through a bit of a creative and cultural


‘Chokher Bali’ - A Grain of Sand in the Eye (2003)

It often seems like India makes more movies than any other country.  Though many are made at the low-cost, formulaic, “flash-and-bang” manner of the


Surround Sound: Supplements (Spooks/Appaloosa/Max Payne/ The Express)

A soundtrack, by its very definition, is a supplement. It’s not meant to overshadow the movie, or make a statement separate from the vision


Just Say No - The Will Smith/Steven Spielberg Remake of ‘Oldboy’

Right now, it’s only a rumor, and if the gods of film are paying attention, here’s hoping it stays that way. Granted, Variety


Cinematic Titanic: Legacy of Blood

Has it really been 20 years? Was it really just two decades ago when a local Minnesota UHF station, desperate for some cheap weekend programming, hired


Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Three Disc Special Edition

If you ask Guillermo Del Toro what his most personal films are, the answer seems obvious - at first. The Devil’s Backbone was a


‘What Just Happened?’ Nothing Worth Watching!

Hollywood hates poking fun at itself. While it’s handled its fair share of good natured cinematic ribbing, once we get to the seething scalding


The Admirable Crichton: Michael Crichton (1942 - 2008)

Michael Crichton was a big man, and not just in stature. At 6’ 9”, he definitely did tower above his peers - at Harvard where he graduated


Child Friendly?

It’s safe to say that Hollywood has finally figured out the family film. Not in a good way, mind you, but in an instantly


The Return of Troma, Part III: Yeti - A Love Story/ Cyxork 7

In Troma’s world, it takes all types. Where once the mighty Manhattan madhouse of independent art used to simply shuttle out its own perplexing


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Speak of the Blue Devil: The Moody Grooves of Andy Kayes

// Sound Affects

"Andy Kayes' latest album of mercurial hip-hop finds the rapper putting the boom back in boom bap, one beat at a time.

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