Short Ends and Leader

March 2014

Annie’s Black… So What?

Annie may indeed be black now, but that doesn't matter. Your reaction, on the other hand, is what's really important, and what it says about you, and the state of society, is even more telling.


‘The Lunchbox’ Is an Enticing Debut

The Lunchbox is an enticing debut offering packing a potent flavor that will linger on your tongue.


The 10 Greatest Unmade Movies of All Time (Part 2)

Another 10 examples of possible productions that never got made, and why the declined studios should reconsider their decisions.


Don’t Legalize It: A Conversation with Bernard Robichaud of the Trailer Park Boys

Canada's Trailer Park Boys have become a comedy institution in its own right, and with the stoner-ready release of Don't Legalize It -- their third film -- Bernard Robichaud tells us about the filming, his fitness, and tossing joints in the trash.


‘Journey to the West’ Is Pure Chow

While we don't get to see him personally up there amongst the heroes and demons, (Chow's) stamp is all over Journey to the West. It's what makes this flight of fantasy so much escapist fun.


‘Grand Piano’ Manipulates the Previous Masters of Suspense

Thanks to a script that finds witty ways to make the seemingly impossible work, the otherwise unbelievable nature of this narrative manages to support the stylistic choices being employed.


Battles, Beefcake, and Buckets of Blood: ‘300 Rise of an Empire’

Even with all the man meat in evidence, 300: Rise of an Empire belongs to Eva Green.


The 10 Best Traps in Movie History

Whether inspired or indicative, the 10 snares suggested here have kept many a moviegoer on the edge of their seat.


Why the Oscars Will Never Matter Again… Ever.

So instead of taking a stand, instead of separating it out from the various guilds and journalistic organizations to be its own entity, the Oscars have become much more like the competition, and nothing turns a specialty into a generality quicker than conforming.


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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

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"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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