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March 2008

‘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


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


January 2008

December 2007

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How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

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"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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