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April 2008

‘Island’ Offers Incomplete Family Fantasy

It’s becoming painfully obvious that modern moviemakers know nothing about making a true family film. Not just a movie aimed at a certain unsullied


Clooney Single Handedly Saves ‘Leatherheads’

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


‘Shine a Light’ Shimmers…Sort Of

Who, exactly, are the Rolling Stones circa 2008? Considering that it’s been 45 plus years since Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Brian


The Heather and Puggly Trilogy

To finish up SE&L‘s tribute to Low Budget Pictures’ Chris Seaver, we look back at an August 2007 piece focusing on his amazing trilogy starring the bodacious Bochliadochi sisters.


Seaver-Mania! - Part 2: Wet Heat/ Ski Wolf

As a director, he continues to grow. He style has stayed basically the same, yet he still finds new ways to incorporate inventive ideas and


March 2008

Seaver-Mania! - Part 1: Teenape Goes to Camp/ The Film Crew

As a director, he continues to grow. His style has stayed basically the same, yet he still finds new ways to incorporate inventive ideas and


Critical Confessions: Part 6 - Security Blanket

My, oh my, do the studios really hate piracy. Actually, that’s far too subtle a sentiment. They loathe the illegal activity, despising it with


Friday Film Focus - 28 March, 2008

For the weekend beginning 28 March, here are the films in focus: Stop-Loss [rating: 5]...more of an artillery based Abercrombie and Fitch road trip than a


‘Stop-Loss’ Stops Short

The War in Iraq remains a tricky cinematic situation. Over the last few months, there’s been a myriad of motion pictures that have decided


‘Chapter 27’ Tells an Incomplete Tale

For an entire generation, the death of John Lennon resonates more clearly than the assassination of President Kennedy or the suicide of Kurt Cobain. As


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