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May 2008

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.


Friday Film Focus - 16 May, 2008

Summer’s still sizzling away, and for the weekend beginning 16 May, here are the films in focus:CJ7 [rating: 7]CJ7 is a deceptive little delight,


‘Hats’ Hampered by Lack of Directorial Focus

There is a big difference between interesting and intriguing. The former identification can be connected to any subject that spikes our attention. We may not


Whimsy Works For (and Against) Chow’s ‘CJ7’

Every director has a little whimsy in him (or her). It’s a crucial element for being an artist. When utilized sparingly, channeled alongside a


April 2008

March 2008

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Yes, It's 'Déjà Vu' All Over Again

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"Here's a romantic reincarnation thriller whose plot twists and chronology perch it between The Reincarnation of Peter Proud and Dead Again.

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