Short Ends and Leader

June 2008

Second to None: Harvey Korman (1927 - 2008)

It was what we did every Saturday night. Before we discovered dating, drugs, and delinquency, the pre-adolescents of the ‘60s and ‘70s sat down in


Ode to Joy: Joy Division / Control (2007)

The most revolutionary thing about punk wasn’t the music, though it’s hard to imagine that ‘70s listeners were ready for the Ramones/Sex


May 2008

Virtue and Violence: Heroes of the East/ Come Drink with Me

To the typical narrow-minded Westerner, martial arts mean one thing and one thing only - lots of mindless violence choreographed in a sensationally surreal manner.


Friday Film Focus - 30 May, 2008

We’re two months in, and yet the Summer season continues on. For 30 May, here are the films in focus:Son of Rambow [rating: 7]Wistful


‘Rambow’ Offers Sunny ‘80s Nostalgia

It’s clear that, if music provides the soundtrack to our lives, movies make up the mental scrapbook. While we are a far more aural


There is Nothing Scary About These ‘Strangers’

The art of suspense is dead, or at the very least, dying. Few in post-modern filmmaking know how to establish dread without drowning it in


HBO: The Movie

Michael Patrick King takes about two or three season finales' worth of tears and OMG jawdroppers and whacks them together into a big, sloppy, gooey sundae of a film that is, for better or for worse, just like the show … only longer.


Vexed in the City

Revisiting Annie Hall the other evening, this critic was struck at how mature and well meaning the movie was. At the time of its release,


Genuine Class - Sydney Pollack (1934 - 2008)

He got his start like most pre post-modern moviemakers, via the still struggle medium of ‘50s/‘60s television. There, his approach was allowed to take


Re-Memorable: Ten Classic Spielberg Moments

In the world of weak analogies, Steven Spielberg is the Beatles of blockbuster movies. He literally invented the genre, reconstructed it when it went wonky,


April 2008

March 2008

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

// Sound Affects

"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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