Short Ends and Leader

December 2008

Critical Confessions: Part 13 - The Appropriate Audience?

Who, exactly, is the audience for a World War II film in which a certain group of Nazis are portrayed as the good guys? Do


Image is Everything: Bettie Page (1923 - 2008)

Bettie Page had a face that was meant to be photographed. Forget the body - not that you could, actually - and the various racy


Mamma Mia!: 2-Disc Special Edition

Sometimes, the cinema can be a lot like oil and water. Certain facets of a film can struggle to stay together, eventually separating like the


The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

If aspirations and ambitions were all it took to make a good movie (or at the very least, a merely entertaining one), there’d be


Friday Film Focus - 12 December, 2008

Over the next three weeks, no more than 25 films will be opening, all vying for that coveted year-end awards season certificate of approval…and SE


Herzog’s ‘Encounters’ Are More than Memorable

Werner Herzog is a filmmaker who works in two distinct arenas. The first can be categorized as ‘man vs. his inherent nature’, the struggles of


Unclear Motives Make this ‘Reader’ Unrewarding

When you turn a book into a movie, context is usually the first creative facet to be sacrificed. Film is so obsessed with movement and


‘Milk’s Legacy More Timely Now Than Ever

Harvey Milk was more than a politician. He was more than a grass roots illustration of San Francisco’s struggling gay rights movement and underrepresented


Film Raises ‘Doubt’ In Audiences As Well

Faith is a very tricky thing. Belief without a foundation in fact, or the possibility of proving either, gives religion its raison d’être, and


Surround Sound: Note for Naught (Marley & Me/Bolt/Synecdoche, New York)

In the current climate of motion picture making, where does the soundtrack really stand? When watching a remarkable movie like, say, Revolutionary Road, do you


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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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