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September 2008

Leatherheads (2008)

The media just loves to fawn over George Clooney. With his combination of classic Hollywood charisma and contemporary self-effacing nerve, he tends to enhance, and


Friday Film Focus - 19 September 2008

Fall finally settles in with a batch of big titles. Of course, some unlikely efforts (Igor, My Best Friend’s Girl) weren’t screened for


‘Ghost Town’ is a Little Gem

Hollywood used to excel at what could best be described as the “little” movie. You know the type - small in scope, limited in appeal,


View from this ‘Terrace’ is Atypical

Even with years of consideration and compromise, race remains a far too risky hot button topic. No matter how you present it - comically, dramatically,


‘Trouble’ Celebrates the Power of People

Survival is instinctual. It goes to our very nature as life loving beings. It can be mistaken for desperation or arrogance, but the need to


‘Wire’ is a Wonder

A daredevil, by definition, defies death. He cheats the Grim Reaper at his own particular brand of bluffing. This also means, by reciprocal inference, he


Surround Sound: Reflections (Burn After Reading/Towelhead/The Duchess)

It is safe to say that there are several kinds of soundtracks, each type geared towards exactly what the filmmaker wants or the narrative needs.


SE&L Celebrates the PopMatters Fall Preview

In case you missed it, here’s a chance to catch up with PopMatters 2008 Fall Preview Talk, Talk, Talk: The PopMatters Fall 2008 Preview Enjoy!


Retardead (2008)

You can’t capture lightning in a bottle, according to the old cliché. Such electrical discharges also never strike in the same place twice, if


Words for the Dying (1990)

If art were easy, everyone would do it. And if it were a purely private endeavor, few might pursue such a lack of fame. Still,


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