Short Ends and Leader

February 2008

The Royal Tramp Collection

Stephen Chow is the Daffy Duck of Hong Kong marital arts superstars. Far more subversive than Jackie Chan ever was, and endearingly idiosyncratic compared to


Flatland: The Movie

Ever since Pixar proved that three dimensional animation could be considered art, the battle between traditional pen and ink cartooning and the high tech tool


Surround Sound: Personality Crisis (Juno/ Walk Hard/ Into the Wild)

It’s clear that some filmmakers inherently understand the value of music in setting up the tone of their film. It’s a two way


Sending the Wrong Message

They say that successful movie marketing is an art. If it is, it’s one of the blackest. Nothing against advertisers in general, or the


Hannah Hosanna

It’s time to stop hatin’ on Disney - not that they don’t still deserve a little manufactured wholesomeness dissing. Critics clamor over the


Will Election 2008 Be Another ‘Year of the Yahoo’?

By Wednesday, it will probably all be over. The pundits will be hoarse and the electorate sore and scarred. Eight whole months before the rest


Super Bored

It was awful. The game, up until the fourth quarter, was a dog ugly low scoring defensive battle, as patience trying as the big show


Giuseppe Andrews’ Orzo

They say that comedy isn’t pretty. Whoever coined that phrase (it may have been Steve Martin) never saw a Giuseppe Andrews’ film. If they


Alex and Her Arse Truck

It’s the lost ones that always seem to find each other, star crossed or not, planned or accidental. To them, life is an exploration


January 2008

‘Diving Bell’ Delivers an Intriguing Take on Familiar Material

When you first hear the storyline for Julian Schnabel’s brilliant new French language biopic, some cinematic formulas immediately come to mind: youthful editor of


December 2007

November 2007

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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

// Moving Pixels

"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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