November 2000

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#Funny Games

Channel 4 reinvented comedy in the 80s with the Comic Strip and Saturday Live. For all its dodgy haircuts, confused politics and insufferable arrogance, we're still benefiting from its influence today, argues Andy Medhurst.

#Mystery Trains

Few question that film studies needs reinventing but to Robert B. Ray, there's more than one way to skin a CATTt

Ugly (in A Nice Way)

Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read is one of Australia's most notorious killers. Nick Roddick asks Chopper director Andrew Dominik what attracted him to a man said to have murdered 19 people and arranged to have his own ears chopped off.

Capital Gains

S&S previews highlights of this year's Regus London Film Festival including new films by Kathryn Bigelow, Edward Yang, Stephen Frears, Cameron Crowe , Volker Schlöndorff and two biopics of the Marquis de Sade.

Ballad Of A Thinning Man

It's time the baby-boomer generation got used to taking a back seat - as Michael Douglas shows us in his washed-up mid-life crisis movie Wonder Boys. By Nick James Plus: ten films where middle-aged men battle with their hormones.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Memento

A new spin on noir, Memento is a memorable tale of forgetful sleuth.

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