April 2001

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#Emotional Engineering

Edward Yang's A One and a Two... has the family traumas of a soap opera glimpsed through half-closed doors. Nick James celebrates a film that captures Taiwan's middle classes on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

#The Riddler Has His Day

It's the most hyped film of the year, but does it deliver? David Thomson asks whether Ridley Scott's camp and knowing Hannibal is anything more than a feast for the eyes.

Bela Tarr Circling The Whale

He's in Susan Sontag's top 10 and his raw, darkly funny movies about marginal lives eked out in extreme circumstances play out in real time. John Orr introduces the world of Hungarian film-maker Béla Tarr

To Die In America

When Kitano Takeshi moved the production of Brother to LA, he and his Pearl Harbor parable became more Japanese. He talks to Tony Rayns about kamikaze yakuzas.

Stand Until Death

Enemy at the Gates pits Jude Law against Ed Harris in the World War II battle for Stalingrad. Julian Graffy disentangles truth from fiction and explores the film's Russian precedents.

Urban Legends: New York

Courtroom dramas, hostile takeover bids, ruthless poaching of personnel – Charles Musser surveys the New York film-making community at the start of the 20th century.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary has been seen as a British celebration of failure. But at least its heroine gets her man. By Leslie Felperin

Reviews in this issue:

  • Antitrust
  • Blow Dry
  • Film of the Month: Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Brother
  • Contender, The
  • Damnation
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • Enfants du siècle, Les
  • Everlasting Piece, An
  • Girlfight
  • Hannibal
  • Invisible Circus, The
  • Manchester United Beyond the Promised Land
  • Men of Honor
  • One and a Two..., A
  • One Night at McCool's
  • Remember the Titans
  • Rugrats in Paris The Movie
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Shower
  • Under the Sand
  • Uneasy Riders (Nationale 7)
  • Wedding Planner, The
  • You Can Count on Me
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011