Short Ends and Leader

September 2008

Critical Confessions: Part 11 - The Dead Zone

It appears to come on suddenly, almost without warning. One minute you’re juggling a schedule to see if you can fit a few more


Super-Heroic: The Best/Worst Films of Summer 2008

In general, it will be known as the ‘Summer of the Bat’. Christopher Nolan brought the Caped Crusader back for another crime epic experience, and


August 2008

Labor Daze 2008

It’s the annual end of Summer holiday. Time to reflect on the final week of the popcorn moviegoing experience, the upcoming end of the


The Promotion (2008)

Someone once said that all men live lives of quiet desperation. For those in middle management, said anxiety can be anything but silent. It’s


Friday Film Focus - 29 August, 2008

It’s the final week of Summer 2008, and believe it or not, not a single tentpole release (Babylon A.D.) or fringe title (College, Disaster


‘Madness’ Maintains Tropic Thunder’s Gimmick

Say what you will about Tropic Thunder - hilarious Hollywood satire or sorry excuse for politically incorrect potshots - but it’s hard to deny


‘Mirrors’ Reflects Aja’s Rising Star

If we weren’t already aware of Hollywood’s brain dead inability to fashion such a conspiracy, one would swear that Tinsel Town was out


‘Sukiyaki’ is Sensational Spaghetti Revamp

Some forty years later, the spaghetti western remains one of the most unique subgenres in all of film. As a reflection of America as seen


‘Transsiberian’ Serves Up Old School Suspense

The little lie begins the deceit. Soon, the lack of truth clouds everything - from love to legality. Within days, loyalties which once seemed firm


Babylon…and On

Mathieu Kassovitz is livid. Not just angry, mind you, but completely pissed off. After five long years of planning and praying, after months of harsh


July 2008

June 2008

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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