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March 2008

Back to Trailer Town

From time to time, SE&L will step back and let the Tinsel Town marketing machine do what they do best – tantalize and tease


‘Blood’ on the Big Screen - Again!

Everyone wanted their moment. Everyone wanted their time with the masters. On an unusually cool Florida night, with a wind whipping around the Channelside Theaters


Giuseppe Andrews’ Schoof

All great auteurs, no matter the era, find themselves dabbling in science fiction at least once in their career. Lang had Metropolis. Godard gave us


February 2008

Automaton Transfusion

“To Be Continued…” Three words that literally drain all hope out of a horror fan. Whenever that title card arrives at the end of a


Friday Film Focus - 29 February 2008

For the weekend beginning 29 February, Leap Day, here are the films in focus: Semi-Pro [rating: 7] Semi-Pro may look like recycled Will Ferrell, outrageous personality and


Ferrell is All Pro in ‘Semi’

Will Ferrell seems to have fallen into a groove as of late. Ever since Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, his pure comedies have developed


‘Penelope’ is More Sow’s Ear than Silk Purse

The trend towards “adult” fairytales has got to stop. In the last few months alone, we’ve had the stale saccharine slop of August Rush,


Expert-ploitation: 15 Hits from Friedman/Lewis

In celebration of the upcoming Gasparilla Film Festival in Tampa, FL, and the 1 March screening of Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Friedman’s Blood Feast (complete with an appearance by the exploitation gods) SE&L will focus on the movies made by these two living legends. Today, a brief overview of their individual creative canon.


There Will Be Blood - Feast!

In celebration of the upcoming Gasparilla Film Festival in Tampa, FL, and the 1 March screening of Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Friedman’s Blood Feast (complete with an appearance by the exploitation gods) SE&L will focus on the movies made by these two living legends. Today, a look a the gorefest that started it all.


The Trouble with Blockbuster Documentaries…

...or If John Grierson Were Alive Today How Hard He Would Plotz

By Jesse McLean


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