Short Ends and Leader

May 2008

The Meaning of $100 Million

What does $100 million mean anymore? Not to the average person, who could bankroll said sum into a whole new life - or at least a

Teeth (2007)

It sounds both sinister, and kind of silly: vagina dentata - literal translation, female genitalia with teeth. Believe it or not, cultures all around the

I’m Not There: Two Disc Collector’s Edition

While driving across country a few years ago, filmmaker Todd Haynes decided to get reacquainted with an old friend. The man’s music had always

Friday Film Focus - 02 May, 2008

SUMMER’S HERE!!! and for the weekend beginning 2 May, here are the films in focus:Iron Man [rating: 9]Iron Man is fantastic, a sure fire

‘Snow Angels’ Stumbles Near the End

Is there really any surprise left in the story of a small town racked by tragedy? Would something like Blue Velvet, or David Gordon Green’

‘Iron’ is Da Man!

It may have been the moment when Tobey Maguire went emo, a visual gag that gave longtime Spider-man fans a similar physical reaction. Or maybe

April 2008

Surround Sound: The Standalone Experience

Arguably, soundtracks are more than simple music. That is, while music itself can be described in terms of compositions, orchestrations, harmonies, melodies, and performances, movie

Jungle Juice (2002)

It’s time for Wednesday’s look at the worst of the worst. Today, a horribly unfunny comedy from South Korea.

The Five Best Films of Spring 2008

Tradition holds that, for Hollywood, the Spring represents the end of ballyhoo - and the business year. During the four month flatline between January and

The Five Worst Films of Spring 2008

With the faux infighting of Baby Mama and Harold and Kumar 2 making the 25 April weekend as anticlimactic, cinematically speaking, as possible, it’s time to

March 2008

February 2008

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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