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May 2008

Friday Film Focus - 23 May, 2008

The Summer onslaught continues, and for the weekend beginning 23 May, here are the films in focus:Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


Cusack’s ‘War’ Wastes Satiric Opportunities

Quick - name the last really successful political satire? Was it Wag the Dog? Man of the Year? American Dreamz? Primary Colors? Perhaps you have


‘Postal’ Proves Boll’s Brazenness

Uwe Boll is no longer just a filmmaker. He’s become a cultural icon of the whipping boy variety. Granted, he’s earned every inch


Spielberg’s Skill Saves ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’

Icons earn their status by never changing. What they represented the moment they gained said mythos remains steadfast and sturdy, with only occasional minor alterations


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Even for a preview audience, jazzed on free popcorn and the chance to catch a summer blockbuster days early, the waves of cheering and the


Daniel Kraus’ Musician

If art were easy, everyone would make it. Sure, for some, creative craftsmanship is second nature, like walking, breathing, or composing a beautiful sonnet. For


The New York Ripper (1982)

It's DVD week here at SE&L. Each day from now until Sunday, we will be looking at some of the latest releases on the format, as well as some unusual or independent off-titles that you may have missed. Reviews will be updated sporadically, so check back often to see what we have to offer. Previously: George Romero invents the zombie film with his 1968 epic Night of the Living Dead Romero updates his vision, brilliantly, with the lo-fi wonder Diary of the Dead An American Whodunit with a Psychic Twist - 1982's The Killing Hour (aka The Clairvoyant) Today: Lucio Fulci gives us another example of his goofy gore noir - 1982's The New York Ripper


The Killing Hour (1982)

It's DVD week here at SE&L. Each day from now until Sunday, we will be looking at some of the latest releases on the format, as well as some unusual or independent off-titles that you may have missed. Reviews will be updated sporadically, so check back often to see what we have to offer. Previously: George Romero invents the zombie film with his 1968 epic Night of the Living Dead Romero updates his vision, brilliantly, with the lo-fi wonder Diary of the Dead Today: An American Whodunit with a Psychic Twist - 1982's The Killing Hour (aka The Clairvoyant)


George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead (2008)

It’s DVD week here at SE&L. Each day from now until Sunday, we will be looking at some of the latest releases on the format, as well as some unusual or independent off-titles that you may have missed. Reviews will be updated sporadically, so check back often to see what we have to offer.

Previously:
George Romero invents the zombie film with his 1968 epic

Night of the Living Dead: 40th Anniversary Special Edition

It’s DVD week here at SE&L. Each day from now until Sunday, we will be looking at some of the latest releases on the format, as well as some unusual or independent off-titles that you may have missed. Reviews will be updated sporadically, so check back often to see what we have to offer.

Today:
George Romero invents the zombie film with his 1968 epic Night of the Living Dead.


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