Short Ends and Leader

January 2013

Short Ends and Leader’s Best Films of 2012

There was more good and god-awful this year, making this particular Top Ten a tough one to compile.


Short Ends and Leader’s Worst Films of 2012

The year in cinematic slop with many more possibilities than praise worthy products.


The Best Films You Never Heard Of… Sort Of

I can remember years when I had to whittle down my eventual 10 from a pile of plenty. Now, I can hardly drudge up five... and that's putting it mildly.


December 2012

A ‘Hobbit’ That Overstays Its Welcome

The first installment of Peter Jackson’s new Middle-Earth trilogy has nearly as much going for it (Martin Freeman as Bilbo, much untampered-with Tolkien dialogue) as it does against it (that chintzy-looking 48 FPS speed, bloated screenplay).


Perry Mason: Season 7, Volume 2

First kill all the critics?


The ‘2016’ “Snub”

Dinesh D'Souza's complaints about the Academy "snubbing" his Obama documentary for political reasons would be worthy of note...were his film any good.


Don’t Open That Door! #24: ‘Gojira no Gyakushu’ aka ‘Godzilla Raids Again’ (1955)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Osaka takes it on the chin in Gojira no Gyakushu aka Godzilla Raids Again


The 10 Best Naughty/Nice Christmas Movies of All Time

Tired of the same old holiday hokum? Here's 10 examples, both sincere and sinister, that will make your yuletide, if not bright, at least a bit more bearable.


“F” Marks the Flop

Brad Pitt's latest earns one of the lowest ratings ever from audience polling service Cinemascore. So what does it mean?


November 2012

‘The Five Man Army’/ ‘The Wrath of God’

When disposable movies had ambition.


October 2012

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