Splitting Hairs (of Identity) in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' | 9 Mar 2015 // 8:20 PM
James Gunn's epic borrows from the mythologies of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, but its characters are on a much more contemporary quest for identity.
Crisis and Continuity: Reliving the Superhero Flicks of 2014 | 31 Dec 2014 // 3:00 AM
Superhero cinema had a watershed year in 2014, where it saw its fully postmodern realization. Films like X-Men: Days of Future Past not only interrogate genre tropes; they also upend them.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' Has Lots of Boys and "The Girl" | 1 Aug 2014 // 1:41 AM
Gamora's role as The Girl is key to the appealing formula of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that delivers to expectations like nobody's business.
The 2015 SEALS - Short Ends and Leader's Annual Film Awards | 18 Feb 2015 // 3:54 AM
As the awards season prepares to wind down, Short Ends and Leader sizes up those not in Academy competition with our annual preferential picks.
Short Ends and Leader's Best Movies of 2014 | 1 Jan 2015 // 3:58 AM
From brazen biopics to murky examinations of marriage, Short Ends and Leader's picks for 2014's best flicks are a compelling bunch.
Movies That Deserved Best Picture Nominations | 20 Feb 2015 // 3:07 AM
When it comes to the Oscar endgame — winning, losing or just being in the running — it’s all about the numbers: the votes cast, promotion
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the rise of post-plot cinema | 4 Aug 2014 // 9:28 AM
Like many people this past weekend, I went to see “Guardians of the Galaxy” at a nearby multiplex. I bought some concession snacks, donned a