Short Ends and Leader

May 2014

‘Cry Danger’ (1951)

Aside from its tight, fast construction, William Bowers' script is all snappy dialogue.


April 2014

SE&L’s Best and Worst Films of Spring 2014

January through April films are always a chore, since they represent the landfill where all studio cast-offs end up. Here's the best and worst of this sad season.


2 Much 2 Soon? ‘The Amazing Spider-man 2’

When it works, it's a wonder. When it doesn't, the atmosphere of interference is obvious.


Movie As Prophet: ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’

That's the beauty of a documentary like Jodorowsky's Dune. It does a fascinating job of playing "what if?" without ever having to fully give in and realize it.


‘Sleep My Love’ (1948)

Douglas Sirk goes for baroque


‘Bang! Bang! You’re Dead!’ (1966)

not to be confused with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


Re-District 13: ‘Brick Mansions’

In the end, what we get is a solid B-picture. It's not going to win any awards, nor is it going to redefine the genre.


The Nasty Gender Politics of ‘The Other Woman’

If the battle between the sexes was an actual war, The Other Woman would be these ladies' Waterloo. Just by participating in this pathetic excuse for personal payback, they set their gender's cause back several significant steps.


Ranking the Greats: The 10 Best Films of John Waters

He's made bad taste a true art form. In light of his recent birthday, here's our choices for John Waters' 10 Best Films.


Five Reasons Why ‘Transcendence’ Failed

It could have been a late April sleeper. Instead, Johnny Depp's sci-fi thriller failed to ignite the box office. Here are five reasons why.


March 2014

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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