Short Ends and Leader

March 2008

Friday Film Focus - 7 March 2008

For the weekend beginning 7 March, here are the films in focus: The Bank Job [rating: 7] (The Bank Job is) efficient without being pedestrian, tweaking the


At Least ‘10,000’ Reasons to Avoid This Shoddy Prehistory

When you see the name Roland Emmerich on a film’s credits, you expect a little cheese. After all, the cheddar-fied flavor of wildly uneven


‘Sputnick’ Stirs Powerful Memories

No one remembers Vantage. It crashed and burned on the launch pad. A few may recall Explorer, our first legitimate unmanned orbital mission. But mention


A Heist Flick You Can ‘Bank’ On

During its heyday, the heist genre was a quick witted assemblage of action and antics. It represented a combination of smarts and savoir faire, breaking


Outsider - John Polonia: 1968 - 2008

Thirty-nine is just too young, no matter how you look at it. Life provides such limited opportunities that, to lose them all at such an


Critical Confessions: Part 5 - The Same Page?

When it happens, it’s rather unsettling. In debate, we call it “squirreling”. In society, it’s known as being ‘out of step’ or ‘rebellious’.


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


January 2008

December 2007

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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