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click to enlarge Let Us Go and Burn Her Body (Or, the Devil Done Let - Out) (NR)  - Directed by Damon Blalack - Major Brand Productions - In this ultra-indie from Oklahoma filmmaker Damon - Blalack, were taken on a dreamlike trip through the - repressed madness of a paranormal investigator named - Rebecca. As her marriage unravels, she discovers her - mind unraveling and becomes determined to capture the - Devil and kill him. Of course, its not that simple when - dealing with such matters, as she soon learns. Bizarre - imagery, a documentary subplot about ghosts in - Clairmore  its a wholly ambitious project and the type - of film that more indie filmmakers should be doing. - Blalack wisely does his own thing with astounding - results. Like the first time you saw Eraserhead, Let Us Go - ... this is a cerebral trip thats an incredible indication of - things to come.  Louis Fowler
  • Let Us Go and Burn Her Body (Or, the Devil Done Let Out) (NR)
    Directed by Damon Blalack
    Major Brand Productions
    In this ultra-indie from Oklahoma filmmaker Damon Blalack, were taken on a dreamlike trip through the repressed madness of a paranormal investigator named Rebecca. As her marriage unravels, she discovers her mind unraveling and becomes determined to capture the Devil and kill him. Of course, its not that simple when dealing with such matters, as she soon learns. Bizarre imagery, a documentary subplot about ghosts in Clairmore its a wholly ambitious project and the type of film that more indie filmmakers should be doing. Blalack wisely does his own thing with astounding results. Like the first time you saw Eraserhead, Let Us Go ... this is a cerebral trip thats an incredible indication of things to come.
    Louis Fowler
click to enlarge Suburban Secrets (R) - Directed by Joe Sarno - ei Independent/Seduction Cinema - So, I have a secret to share. Its all about the naughty - goings-on in suburbia  yeah, kind of like Desperate - Housewives, only, more, shall we say, spicier. And no - emaciated Teri Hatcher. Joe Sarno, a 60s sexploitation - cult fixture returns to the directors chair with a nostalgic - return to form, creating a film that is so anachronistically - out-of-place in the Skin-emax world. He casts modern - starlets from the Seduction stable, but retains the - ludicrous plot line and hilariously dated dialogue of his - 60s films, creating a film thats more entertaining for its - sensibilities than any erotica you would think one would - derive from it. Its a good time that few shows on ABC - could ever deliver.  Louis Fowler -
  • Suburban Secrets (R)
    Directed by Joe Sarno
    ei Independent/Seduction Cinema

    So, I have a secret to share. Its all about the naughty goings-on in suburbia yeah, kind of like Desperate Housewives, only, more, shall we say, spicier. And no emaciated Teri Hatcher. Joe Sarno, a 60s sexploitation cult fixture returns to the directors chair with a nostalgic return to form, creating a film that is so anachronistically out-of-place in the Skin-emax world. He casts modern starlets from the Seduction stable, but retains the ludicrous plot line and hilariously dated dialogue of his 60s films, creating a film thats more entertaining for its sensibilities than any erotica you would think one would derive from it. Its a good time that few shows on ABC could ever deliver.
    Louis Fowler
click to enlarge Paradise Now (PG-13) - Directed by Hany Abu-Assad - Warner Home Video/*Under the Radar - In this Arabic-subtitled, Palestinian-made film, the first - ever from the region to be nominated for an Academy - Award, two boyhood friends, Said and Khaled, volunteer - to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Rather than - overtrying and taking itself too seriously, the film - achieves a poignant beauty through allowing the - powerful images to speak for themselves  shaved skin - to afix explosives, crowded buildings in the too-small - city of Nablus. It even allows for comic relief, as a martyr - delivers his final speech twice (heavy machine gun in - hand) because the battery in the camera dies. In the end, - its an astonishing call for peace, pointing no fingers at - the next step, but capturing the current state of the - wheel stuck in the mud.  Matthew - Schniper
  • Paradise Now (PG-13)
    Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
    Warner Home Video/*Under the Radar

    In this Arabic-subtitled, Palestinian-made film, the first ever from the region to be nominated for an Academy Award, two boyhood friends, Said and Khaled, volunteer to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Rather than overtrying and taking itself too seriously, the film achieves a poignant beauty through allowing the powerful images to speak for themselves shaved skin to afix explosives, crowded buildings in the too-small city of Nablus. It even allows for comic relief, as a martyr delivers his final speech twice (heavy machine gun in hand) because the battery in the camera dies. In the end, its an astonishing call for peace, pointing no fingers at the next step, but capturing the current state of the wheel stuck in the mud.
    Matthew Schniper

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