Short Ends and Leader

December 2007

The Top 10 Films of 2007 That You Never Heard Of

It’s no small measure of the last 12 months that half of the films featured on SE&L’s 2007 list are without confirmed distribution

Left-Overture: Part 1

No critic can see every movie in a single year. There are only 365 days from 1 January to 31 December (366 with that added leap), and even if

Hollywood Babylon: Return 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

Christmas Film Focus - 25 December 2007

For 25 December, here are the films in focus: The Great Debaters [rating: 7] As a movie, The Great Debaters misses too many possibilities, and harps on

These ‘Debaters’ Are Good, Not Great

The Great Debaters [dir. Denzel Washington] Sometimes, a movie can be too ambitious. It strives to take on so many heavyweight issues and important causes

SE&L’s Last Minute Gift Suggestions

Can’t find the right gift for the cinephile in your life? Wondering what to get the film fan who has every…DVD ever made?

Robin B Hood (2006)

Many fans forget that Jackie Chan’s reputation is built on not one but two solid cinematic foundations. Sure, there’s the undeniable martial artistry

The Kingdom

In a year which saw more cinematic wind and whining wasted on the War in Iraq than any other issue facing our fading nation, The

Friday Film Focus - 21 December 2007

For the weekend beginning 21 December, here are the films in focus: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [rating: 10] As the perfect marriage of

This ‘War’ Is a Winner

Charlie Wilson’s War [dir. Mike Nichols] Politicians will forever be known as slick speaking, backslapping, good old boys, re-feeding the coffers that got them

November 2007

October 2007

//Mixed media

Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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