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August 2007

Viewer Discretion Advised: 1 September, 2007

When compiling this week’s compendium of choices, a single theme kept sticking out – “Award Winning”. In fact, looking over the list, over half the


Short Cuts - In Theaters: Halloween (2007)

Rob Zombie gets it. He understands implicitly what makes horror such a potent genre for fright fans. He’s not quite a full fledged master


The Fodder, The Shunned, and the Oily Spirit

It looks like 2008 will be the beginning of a new Crusade. Thankfully, it will only be a cinematic one, not a blood-soaked battle waged between


Short Cuts - In Theaters: Balls of Fury (2007)

Sometimes, dumb is all you need. Not a Larry the Cable Guy level of retardation, or a Carrot Top concept of the doltish. No, what


On DVD - 51 Birch Street (2005)

It was, literally, a Pandora’s Box. Better yet, make that ‘boxes’. Three cardboard crates sitting on the floor of the title address, thirty years


Thumbs Gone

Roger Ebert is a legitimate American icon. He’s the undeniably great gold standard for old school film criticism. He’s a name so well


On DVD - David Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE (2006)

INLAND EMPIRE is a masterpiece. It is also an aggravating avant-garde amalgamation of incomplete ideas. It’s a brilliant distillation of David Lynch’s career


Short Cuts - In Theaters: Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)

Physical comedy is officially dead, and Rowan Atkinson killed it. Well, not the actor himself, but with his inexcusable desire to keep destroying the reputation


Viewer Discretion Advised: 25 August, 2007

Though it’s still officially several weeks off, SE&L senses that fall is finally on the horizon. Sure, it’s still stifling outside,


Short Cuts - In Theaters: Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007)

Sometimes, you have to forgive a subject’s more sensational elements. While a documentary is supposed to be, first and foremost, a work of plainspoken


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