Short Ends and Leader

January 2015

Despite Its Flaws, ‘If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death’ Stacks Up the Action

High on body count and choreography, this movie is fortunately packed with enough action to distract from a mediocre plot.

‘Manuscripts Don’t Burn’ Is a Claustrophobically Good Time

This enigmatic Iranian film is designed to undermine your comfort.

The Most Underrated Films of 2014

While not quite up to being included in Short Ends and Leader's Best Films list, these ten films still represent the reason for each movie season.

Short Ends and Leader’s Best Movies of 2014

From brazen biopics to murky examinations of marriage, Short Ends and Leader's picks for 2014's best flicks are a compelling bunch.

December 2014

The Worst Films of 2014

Here are 10 films from 2014 that we wish North Korea would have kept us from seeing instead of The Interview.

The 10 Worst Holiday Movies of All Time

Holiday horrors come in all cinematic shapes and sizes. Here are ten terrible titles destined to put the "Oh No No," not the "Ho Ho Ho" into your yuletide season.

In ‘Werewolf Woman’, the True Horror Is Psychological

The Italian oddity Werewolf Woman has all the lunacy and nudity you'd want from such a title, plus a little meat on its bones.

Why Sony Shouldn’t Have Nuked Seth Rogen and James Franco’s ‘The Interview’

Following massive hacking and numerous attack threats, Sony has decided not the release the political comedy The Interview. Here's why that is a bad idea.

‘Hands of a Stranger’ Is a Psychological Hand Job

Hands of a Stranger never works as suspense or horror, but it is odd in its own way, particularly for those fixated on hands.

‘The Desert Song’ Is Pretty and Dull

This trip through the sands of Technicolor is more pretty than it is anything else.

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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

// Notes from the Road

"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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