Short Ends and Leader

March 2009

Experiments in Terror 3 (2009)

One of the great things about art is its ability to make you see the common and the familiar in a totally different and unique

Off Balance Comedy Could Use Some ‘Cleaning’

It’s a part of life we generally don’t think about - mostly because it reminds us of our own morality, and because of

Cat in the Brain - aka Nightmare Concert (1990)

Stephen King has said that he’s often shocked by people’s initial reaction to him in person. Since he creates horrific nightmares of blood

Let the Wrong One Out

It was one of last year’s best films - foreign or otherwise. It was unceremoniously snubbed for Oscar consideration (favoritism found Sweden submitting another,

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Filmmakers are funny people. The movies they make are a lot like their children, and as with most good parents, they are reluctant to consider

Watchmen: Tales from the Black Freighter/Under the Hood (2009)

As it continues to underperform at the box office, it’s obvious now that the entire Watchmen phenomenon was one magical adventure that few were

Of ‘Mice’ and ‘Blind’ Men

The sailor on shore leave - is there another war-time tenet as stereotypical and suspect as that. We all understand the basics of those enlisted

Flash Keeps ‘Zift’ From Feeling Familiar

One of the most valuable aspects of foreign film is getting to see the world - and the motion picture equivalent of same - through

This ‘Medicine’ Can’t Cure It’s Own Ills

The disconnect between two people from similar cultural backgrounds. The pain of relationships breaking up and/or never happening. The wonders of a city lost

‘Man’ Made Out of the Same Old…Stuff

Imagine Manhattan with the post-modern existential quips removed and fart jokes added. Visualize an ‘80s or ‘90s sweet as sugar RomCom with all the subtlety

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//Mixed media

How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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