July 2001

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#Left On The Shelf

Are the BBFC arthouse snobs, asks Mark Kermode as 70s slasher classic The Last House on the Left is once again refused a UK certificate.

#Sick Sisters

Baisé-moi is a new Thelma and Louise with more graphic violence and real sex. Linda Ruth Williams takes to the road.

#Refuge In The Dust

When Mohsen Makhmalbaf started filming Kandahar his cast hadn't heard of cinema. Nelofer Pazira tells their story.

#Last Tango In Lewisham

Patrice Chéreau's Intimacy reworks male mid-life-crisis stories by Hanif Kureshi into a tale of a woman's self-realisation through an anonymous affair. And it features real sex in a New Cross basement. By Richard Falcon. Plus Chris Darke talks to new mother Kerry Fox about on-screen sex and Richard Falcon asks Chéreau how to script an orgasm.

#The Limits Of Sex

This series of articles explores the new screen attitudes at 'The Limits of Sex'

Cannes 2001: What's the Story; Moaning Glory

Cannes 2001 boasted new films from Godard, Lynch, Kiarostami, the Coens, Koreeda, Solondz and Claire Denis, plus a re-edited version of Coppola's Apocalypse Now. So why do British critics insist it was a poor year? Sight and Sound reviews the films you'd like to see coming shortly to a cinema near you.

Urban Legends: Shanghai

Shanghai in the 30s was a city of decadence, crime, glamour and repression. Tony Rayns unearths the lost films that might have changed the course of world cinema.

Zap Happy: World War Ii Revisited

Pearl Harbor is a movie made by and for a generation whose experience of war is confined to video games. David Thomson recalls the film-makers who knew armed combat first hand and the complexity they brought to its portrayal on screen.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Saison des hommes, La

Moufida Tlatli's female gaze weaves her characters' memories of an island past into the Tunisian present. By Ilona Halberstadt

Reviews in this issue:

  • À l'attaque!
  • Autumn in New York
  • Down to Earth
  • Dr T & the Women
  • High Heels and Low Lifes
  • Like Father
  • Mummy Returns, The
  • Nowhere to Hide
  • Out of Depth
  • Pearl Harbour
  • Recess School's Out
  • Rien à faire
  • Room to Rent
  • Film of the Month: Saison des hommes, La
  • Say It Isn't So
  • Shrek
  • Solas
  • Sweet November
  • Taxi 2
  • The Princess and the Warrior
  • Together
  • Together
  • Town & Country
  • Whipped
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011