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Short Ends and Leader

August 2007

Short Cuts - In Theaters: El Cantante (2007)

Jennifer Lopez is the new Barbra Streisand. No, old Butta Babs can still act and sing rings around this entertainment wannabe. No, where J-Lo matches


Viewer Discretion Advised: 04 August, 2007

It’s been a tough week for film fans. We lost Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, French film star Michel Serrault (Albin in La Cages aux


Short Cuts - In Theaters: The Bourne Ultimatum

The Summer of 2007 has been tough on the tre-quel: that seemingly final chapter in a studio mandated trilogy or continuing franchise. So far, we’ve


Depth of Field: Reel-evancy

It’s been heartbreaking to read the tributes to fallen idols Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni this week. These true titans of cinematic excellence have


On DVD - Last Hurrah for Chivalry/ Hard Boiled

It’s fascinating how quickly he ascended to superstar filmmaker status. It’s also intriguing how, by coming to Hollywood, his cinematic fortunes faded. At


July 2007

The Front Page: Depth of Perception - Michelangelo Antonioni (1912 - 2007)

He was a true cinematic artist – even his name suggested the sort of motion picture masterpieces he would eventually create. Yet outside a significant period


Depth of Field: SE&L’s Top Ten Films of All Time

It is, without a doubt, the hardest bit of analysis a film critic must consider. Lists are always a little loopy, suffering from a lack


Who’s Minding the Store: Two for Tuesday - 31 July, 2007

If you didn’t already know it by now, Short Ends and Leader is one year old this week. So in celebration of such a


The Front Page: Shrouded in Shadows - Ingmar Bergman (1918 - 2007)

He hadn’t made a theatrical motion picture since 1982’s Fanny and Alexander, vowing to retire after completing the highly autobiographical project. He spent his


The Front Page: Star Struck Down - The Last of Lohan

It’s unfathomable, how it continues to happen. Armchair pundits are ecstatic that it does, as are various members of the media’s comedic circus.


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