Short Ends and Leader

October 2008

Serious Flaw Threatens ‘Appaloosa’s’ Excellence

When the Western died, it did so because of two distinct reasons. First, the media had so saturated the audience with as many warmed over


Fable Feels ‘Blind’ to its Own Illogic

Before Star Wars, serious science fiction survived on the allegorical. Take a typical situation, instill it with some sort of out of this world premise,


‘Religulous’ Mocks the Mockable

There are certain unwinnable arguments in life, debates where no one side can claim clear victory. Argue over abortion, and see how staunch either position


Cast Away

In Hollywood, they say a good movie is only a solid script away. Put a decent director and a somewhat salable cast in an excellent


September 2008

An Idol for Every Generation - Paul Newman: (1925 - 2008)

He was classic Hollywood for the counterculture generation, a throwback to the days of good looks and gifted talent transformed into idealism, allure, and myth,


A True Icon

For now, a picture says it all: Read our complete tribute to Paul Newman in tomorrow’s blog post.


It’s a Review-a-thon!

Sometimes, we get so bogged down with titles here at SE&L that we can’t imagine ever getting through them all. Be it


The Rebel (2006)

When one considers Asian cinema, certain countries instantly command our attention. China (and its Hong Kong companion), Thailand, Japan, and South Korea typically lead the


IMAX makes this ‘Eagle’ Soar

Beware of Big Brother…blah, blah, blah. You can’t pick up a publication nowadays, or listen to any number of broadcast pundits, and not


War/Dance (2007)

Unless our own troops are involved (or in rare cases, our vital national interest), Americans don’t really care about wars abroad. Whether its ancestral


August 2008

July 2008

//Blogs

Why Novelist Richard Price Doesn't Need a Pseudonym

// Re:Print

"The language and dialogue in his latest novel, The Whites, gives away his identity -- and that's a good thing.

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