Short Ends and Leader

September 2008

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

Unforgotten: 25 Years After Willowbrook (1996)

Back then, it just wasn’t done. Society shunned the family that “forced” their handicapped child on the rest of the world, and doctors relied

Plan 9 from Syracuse (2007)

By their very definition, dreamers don’t see the world through a wholly realistic perspective. They exist in the “what if”, not the “what now”.

Pulse 2 (2008)

It’s not the soundest cinematic lineage - excellent foreign fright film to hackneyed American remake followed by one (or more) direct to DVD sequels.

Lou Reed’s Berlin (2007)

Music is the most opened ended of mediums. Individuals can influence the reception of a song or a sonic cycle simply by using their own

These ‘Nights’ are Nauseating

Chemistry is the key to a good onscreen romance. Remove this vital cog, and the entire cinematic machine sputters and dies, right? Well, that’s

‘Miracle’ Is Engrossing if Uneven

Spike Lee has a big mouth. It’s a good thing he’s so talented, since he often loves to write confrontational checks that his

August 2008

July 2008

//Mixed media

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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