April 2000

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#Camp Comedy

What does the recent cycle of holocaust comedies - Life Is Beautiful, Jakob the Liar, Train of Life- teach us about death and the idea of 'sublime' evil, asks Slavoj Zizek

#Death And The Maidens

Sofia Coppola's adaptation of The Virgin Suicides goes beyond most dystopian visions of suburbia to a poignant landscape of nostalgia and loss. By Graham Fuller

Deadpan Afterlife

Buster Keaton, one of the great comedians of the silent era, did some of his best dramatic and comic work for television in the 50s and 60s. David Weddle looks at these rare, archived treasures

Postcards From Mars

With Ghost Dog The Way of the Samurai, Jim Jarmusch shifts his wry, outsider aesthetic one degree further towards cross-genre mismatch comedy. Shawn Levy charts the director's progress

Burke's Peerage

Kathy Burke may well be the most important actress in Britain, argues Andy Medhurst. She's so good, he might just forgive her for making Kevin & Perry Go Large

Industrial Light And Magic

Olivier Assayas is best known for Irma Vep and Late August, Early September - present-day dramas about artistic angst. So how come he's making a heritage movie? David Thompson reports from the Belgian set of his latest film

The Cage of Reason

Tim Burton is not the only creative force behind Sleepy Hollow, which may be why it's pitched between horror and the spoofery that made his name, argues Kim Newman

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday may look like a film about US football, but it's still solid Oliver Stone all the way, argues Mark Kermode

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