March 2001

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#The Cruel Seaside

In Pawel Pawlikowski's Last Resort, a Kent coastal resort becomes a grim refuge for asylum seekers where the only industry is cyberporn. Iain Sinclair enjoys a winter break

#Soup Dreams

Lindsay Anderson's Free Cinema movement is nearing its half century. Bryony Dixon and Christophe Dupin evaluate its achievement and founder member Lorenza Mazzetti talks about directing Eduardo Paolozzi and how she lost it all to love

#Free Cinema Programmes

Details of all the Free Cinema programmes

Bloodred Horizons

When Mike Nichols bought the neo-Western All the Pretty Horses he thought it was the hottest property since The Graduate. Jim Kitses asks if Billy Bob Thornton's film lives up to expectations

Once More, With Feeling

John Cassavetes humiliated his bit players in Husbands to let out his main characters' emotional repression. Tom Charity looks back in admiration

Portland's Butterfly

Shawn Levy insists that Gus Van Sant's Finding Forrester subverts Hollywood norms from the inside. But is it just more proof that the former maverick has sold out?

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Songs from the Second Floor

In Songs from the Second Floor, a savage take on greed in a godless society, despair wins out over glamour. By Michael Bracewell

Reviews in this issue:

  • All the Pretty Horses
  • Audition
  • Best in Show
  • Born Romantic
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Chocolat
  • Claim, The
  • Dark Days
  • Digimon Digital Monsters: The Movie
  • Dude, Where's My Car?
  • Emperor's New Groove, The
  • Finding Forrester
  • Gift, The
  • Groove
  • Last Resort
  • Legend of Bagger Vance, The
  • Liam
  • Lost Lover, The
  • Malèna
  • Pay It Forward
  • Proof of Life
  • Second Skin
  • Film of the Month: Songs from the Second Floor
  • Tao of Steve, The
  • The Lost Lover
  • Thirteen Days
  • What Women Want
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