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June 2008

‘Zohan’s Zaniness is a Tough Sell

Jewish humor has driven American mirth for as long as their have been baggy pants burlesque comics and joke-stealing vaudevillians. Update it to the pre-modern


‘Panda’ Stays True to Its Kung Fu Confines

It’s been interesting to watch the youth-ification of martial arts. Sure, kids have always been the major market when it comes to karate lessons,


Critical Confessions: Part 9 - The Night Before

It’s Thursday, and that means someone, somewhere, in the great big world of film criticism, is sitting on pins and deadline-breaking needles. It’s


A Study in Scarlett: Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008)

The old adage that actors want to be rock stars (and visa versa) has produced some equally clichéd results. No one is championing the


Style Over Substance: Diva (1981)/ The Red Violin (1998)

Don’t let anyone tell you differently - cinema is cyclical. Ever since the initial barrage of old school Hollywood studio glitter, films (and their


News Tuesday: 3 June 2008

In a new feature here on SE&L, every Tuesday we will be bringing you breaking news from the world of film. From the newest trailers to the biggest deals, we'll breakdown the weekend box office and guide you toward some interesting titles new to DVD.


Second to None: Harvey Korman (1927 - 2008)

It was what we did every Saturday night. Before we discovered dating, drugs, and delinquency, the pre-adolescents of the ‘60s and ‘70s sat down in


Ode to Joy: Joy Division / Control (2007)

The most revolutionary thing about punk wasn’t the music, though it’s hard to imagine that ‘70s listeners were ready for the Ramones/Sex


May 2008

Virtue and Violence: Heroes of the East/ Come Drink with Me

To the typical narrow-minded Westerner, martial arts mean one thing and one thing only - lots of mindless violence choreographed in a sensationally surreal manner.


Friday Film Focus - 30 May, 2008

We’re two months in, and yet the Summer season continues on. For 30 May, here are the films in focus:Son of Rambow [rating: 7]Wistful


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