Short Ends and Leader

July 2014

‘Operation Petticoat’ Is Too Tightly Buttoned

Operation Petticoat, one of post-war America's more popular war flicks, is an example of the era's basically conservative teases.


The 10 Best Films of 2014 (So Far)

Excellence is where you find it, not where it's forced into some Hollywood genre pigeonhole.


Jumping Off the Bay-Wagon

With his picture postcard imagery and similarly shorthanded scripting, Michael Bay's movies may be nothing more than a colorful crib mobile.


Is ‘Tammy’ a Trick, or Just Terrible?

Like being locked in a narrative limbo with no realistic relief in sight, Tammy tries to get away with being bold and brazen


June 2014

It’s Bay’s Way or the Highway in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

This is what happens when the idea for a film must pitch itself to its audience over and over again until the audience is convinced.


Train in Vain: ‘Snowpiercer’

This is a terrific, dark dystopian nightmare mixed with flashes of Terry Gilliam-esque absurdity and the filmmaker's own fractured frame of reference.


The Script for George Cukor’s ‘Her Cardboard Lover’ Leaves Much to Be Desired

There's really nothing wrong with the movie except the script, which has lots of firepower for something so tiresome.


Ten Examples of Films That Were Drastically Affected by “Harvey Scissorhands”

Harvey Weinstein is a savvy showbiz staple with a tendency to re-edit film -- drastically. Here are ten cases where he tackled filmmakers head on. Few survived.


‘Giuseppe Makes a Movie’ Does Good by the Reigning Auteur of the Trailer Park

Fast and loose, with dialogue driving almost every moment, Giuseppe Andrews became the new Godard of trailer park, hotel and apartment tales.


It’s the Talent, Not the Tale, That Makes ‘Think Like a Man Too’

Think Like a Man Too may be nothing more than a sketchbook for (the cast's) specialness, but while it lasts, it's a legitimate comedy contender.


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

// Sound Affects

"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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