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The 2015 SEALS – Short Ends and Leader’s Annual Film Awards

The 2015 SEALS – Short Ends and Leader’s Annual Film Awards

As the awards season prepares to wind down, Short Ends and Leader sizes up those not in Academy competition with our annual preferential picks.
Enough with the Biopic: A Re-Examination of Cinema’s Least Interesting Genre

Enough with the Biopic: A Re-Examination of Cinema’s Least Interesting Genre

Life-spanning biopics are still the ultimate Oscar bait in 2014. Here’s hoping that no one will be biting in the future.
Short Ends and Leader’s Best Movies of 2014

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.
‘Foxcatcher’ Is a True Story About a False World

‘Foxcatcher’ Is a True Story About a False World

For his third film based on true material, Bennett Miller tells a tale of how when wealth and Olympian athleticism mix together, those living in those worlds become increasingly insulated.
‘Foxcatcher’ Is Another Tale of Men Being Men

‘Foxcatcher’ Is Another Tale of Men Being Men

None of the men in this telling of John du Pont's murder of Dave Schultz are able to say what's going wrong -- they might not even know themselves.
The PopMatters Fall Film Preview – November 2014

The PopMatters Fall Film Preview – November 2014

November 2014 offers up standard award seasons fare, a couple of cool indies, and five horror films that, according to the calendar, are a bit past their celebration sell-by date.