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April 2008

Critical Confessions: Part 7 - The Uninvited

Nothing makes you feel like less of a professional than being purposefully “uninvited” from a potential press screening. Baby Mama, the new Tina Fey comedy

The Omega Man (1971)

It is 1978, over two years since a conflict between China and Russia resulted in the release of bio-chemical weapons that have destroyed almost the entire

Everyman - Charlton Heston: 1923 - 2008

Gods don’t get more flawed than Charlton Heston. He was a Hollywood he-man that actually found time for invention and experimentation, a gun-toting political

Inside (2007)

Splatter offers its own unique brand of cinematic satisfaction. When done correctly, within the context of a tightly scripted narrative, it looses most of its

Friday Film Focus - 4 April 2008

For the weekend beginning 4 April, here are the films in focus: Shine a Light [rating: 7]Shine a Light does deliver in a way few concert

‘Moon’ Too Manipulative for Its Own Good

The story of America’s immigrant past has been well documented by the motion picture. From the boat trips across the ocean to Ellis Island

‘Island’ Offers Incomplete Family Fantasy

It’s becoming painfully obvious that modern moviemakers know nothing about making a true family film. Not just a movie aimed at a certain unsullied

Clooney Single Handedly Saves ‘Leatherheads’

The media just loves to fawn over George Clooney. With his combination of classic Hollywood charisma and contemporary self-effacing nerve, he tends to enhance, and

‘Shine a Light’ Shimmers…Sort Of

Who, exactly, are the Rolling Stones circa 2008? Considering that it’s been 45 plus years since Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Brian

The Heather and Puggly Trilogy

To finish up SE&L‘s tribute to Low Budget Pictures’ Chris Seaver, we look back at an August 2007 piece focusing on his amazing trilogy starring the bodacious Bochliadochi sisters.

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//Mixed media

The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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