May 2001

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#Critical Reading

Written on the Wind - Michael Eaton asks: what can Hollywood's ever-present scandal tell us about the faultlines in American society?

#Pup Fiction

Amores perros looks at life in Mexico City through the eyes of a myopic ex-revolutionary, an amputee model and a pack of dogs. Edward Lawrenson celebrates the film's achievement and Bernardo Pérez Soler talks to debut director Alejandro González Iñárritu

Paradise Lust

Nicolas Cage is as good as ever in the war romance Captain Corelli's Mandolin, but why is the film nostalgic for old-style Hollywood, and why is the US so keen on the Europudding, asks José Arroyo

Magnificent Obsesssion

Chantal Akerman's rereading of Proust transfers her own obsessive nature to a male character who wants to get inside his lover's mind. She talks to Nick James about her new film La Captive

Urban Legends: Paris

In 1910 the Pathé rooster crowed supreme and 10 years later Feuillade had redefined French cinema. In between the industry almost collapsed. Richard Abel charts the decade when France gave the US a run for its money

Books Special

Our quarterly round-up of the latest titles

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Bread and Roses

Ken Loach's latest film is his first set in Los Angeles, but this exposé of labour relations in the City of Dreams is no Hollywood sell out, argues Peter Matthews

Reviews in this issue:

  • 15 Minutes
  • About Adam
  • Aimée and Jaguar
  • Amores perros
  • Another Life
  • Bamboozled
  • Boesman and Lena
  • Film of the Month: Bread and Roses
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • Code Unknown
  • Dish, The
  • Goodbye Charlie Bright
  • Goût des autres, Le
  • Hijack Stories
  • The Hole
  • The King Is Alive
  • The Mexican
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Monkeybone
  • Tailor of Panama, The
  • Terrorist, The
  • The Captive
  • Tigerland
  • When Brendan Met Trudy
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011