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February 2008

The 80th Academy Awards: Surprise! Surprise?

Leave it to the 80th anniversary of Oscar to throw us all for a loop - at least metaphysically. In one of those years where


The Legend of the Black Scorpion

The test of any great story is its adaptability - that is, how readily another individual or culture can take the basic tenets and make


The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

At this point in its cinematic history, the zombie has been reduced to a journeyman horror workhorse. In a genre that once saw it as


Friday Film Focus - 22 February 2008

For the weekend beginning 22 February, here are the films in focus:Be Kind, Rewind [rating: 9] At its core, Be Kind, Rewind is a brilliant dissection


‘Be Kind’ is Beyond Fine

There’s a strange sort of feeling that comes over a person when they stumble across another’s love letters. Of course, there’s the


The 2008 SEALS - Short Ends and Leader’s Annual Film Awards

It’s bandwagon jumping time, and since Hollywood is about ready to hand out its own brand of bewildering backslapping, the 19-month-old SE&L


Predictable - The 2008 Oscar Winners

Picking who will win the Oscars each year is like taking a trip directly into a fool’s paradise. Just when you think you’ve


And the Winner Isn’t…10 Oscar Blunders

We critics love to give Oscar the razz. After all, they get it wrong so many times that, inherently, we view it as an out


Indy’s Back…for 103 Seconds

by Pablo Amor Before I press the ‘play’ button of what seems to be an illegal recording (probably made by the projectionist of a north


American Gangster: 3 Disc Deluxe Edition

Real life is not always compatible with ‘reel’ life. What this means is, not every true story can turn into a true work of cinematic


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