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October 2008

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

Politics are not only social. They can be personal, or professional. They can encompass our entire life, or play a very tiny, very unimportant part


Hell Ride (2008)

Can a DVD alter your perception on a film? Perhaps the bigger question is, should it? When you walk out of a theater, disappointed or


Camera Trick Undermines ‘Rachel’‘s Realism

It’s a staple of the cinematic form, drama’s go-to position when anything outside biology becomes unobtainable. In fact it’s such a stalwart


‘Pride and Glory’ is Solid but Predictable

By now, we understand the corruption festering under the thin blue line. Call it The Departed Syndrome, or the Badge-Carrying Whistleblower’s Waltz but movies


Mil Mascaras: Resurrection (2007)

They stand as titans, not just in their area of expertise, but in the hearts of their fellow faithful countrymen. Foreigners scoff at such devotion,


Mad Monster Party? (1969)

Of all the media oddities to come out of the ‘50s and ‘60s, the shift of horror toward the underage set has to be one


The Last Broadcast (1998)

Why is The Last Broadcast a better film than its unholy spawn, the insipid Blair Witch Project? How come it manages to be coherent, suspenseful,


Rudy Can’t Fail: Rudy Ray Moore - (1927 - 2008)

In honor of the passing of comedy and blaxploitation legend Rudy Ray Moore, SE&L presents this PopMatters column from 30 September 2005 by contributor Bill Gibron. It focuses on the brilliant career of Mr. Dolemite himself. All we can add is, "Damn."


Bad Taste (1987)

Has another filmmaker had the same amazing meteoric rise from novice to name as Peter Jackson? A mere 21 years ago he was an unknown Kiwi


Stuck (2007)

Stuart Gordon’s career as one of the post-modern masters of the macabre happened quite by accident. As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin


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